Carbon Balanced Paper
Carbon Balanced Paper is a simple way for organisations to reduce the carbon impacts of their paper and printed communications, reducing their carbon footprint and impacts on climate change.
Carbon Balancing is delivered in partnership with World Land Trust, an international conservation charity, through the protection and restoration of threatened forests in the tropics.
Protecting carbon-rich habitats avoids the release of stored carbon and enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2. These same habitats are home to hundreds of threatened species, meaning the benefits of choosing Carbon Balanced Paper exceed far beyond carbon offsetting alone.
Making a Real Difference
Choosing Carbon Balanced Print and Paper helps fund World Land Trust’s ecosystem protection and restoration projects in Vietnam, Mexico, Ecuador and Guatemala.
Forests are the lungs of the Earth, producing around 30% of our oxygen. Forests provide habitats for 80% of amphibian species, 75% of bird species and 68% of mammal species. Yet, since 1990, it is estimated that some 420 million hectares of forest have been lost—an area 17x greater than the United Kingdom.
Contributions to the Carbon Balanced programme are used to protect land from deforestation and degradation, preventing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere while preserving invaluable ecosystems.
World Land Trust
World Land Trust (Charity No. 1001291) is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre.
Since its foundation in 1989, World Land Trust and its overseas project partners have been instrumental in the purchase and protection of more than 2,000,000 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats.
How to order
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Use this calculator to Carbon Balance any paper order directly with the World Land Trust.
Learn more about Carbon Balanced Paper and how to order.