BOCA RATON, Fla. – Office Depot on Tuesday announced that its best-selling recycled content paper, manufactured by a mill in Ashdown, Ark. – among others – would be Forest Stewardship Council Certified.
The first FSC-labeled packages of Office Depot’s Green 30% Recycled EnviroCopy Paper will be available in Office Depot stores in the United States and online at www.officedepot.com/yourgreeneroffice during the first quarter of this year.
Office Depot said in a press release that its switch to FSC for its 30% Recycled grade “follows numerous years of diligent work” with its main paper supplier, Domtar, which has a mill in Ashdown. Other Domtar mills making the now FSC-certified Office Depot Green 30% Recycled EnviroCopy Paper are in Kingsport, Tenn.; Marlboro, S.C.; and Hawesville, Ky.
Many leading environmental groups consider FSC certification the “gold standard of forest management – helping ensure forests are managed in the most environmentally and socially responsible way,” Office Depot said.
Office Depot sells about 1.4 million cases of its Office Depot Green 30% Recycled EnviroCopy Paper each year. Obtaining FSC certification for the paper will dramatically increase the availability of FSC-certified copy paper in the United States, the company said.