Every sheet counts

Sustainability calculator

Protecting the environment can be so simple. Use our sustainability calculator to calculate how many valuable resources and how much carbon you can save every day just by using recycled paper.

Every sheet of recycled paper made from 100% reclaimed paper improves your ecological footprint and makes an important contribution to a more sustainable future. Let’s make a big difference together now.

How it works:
  • Select paper type
  • Enter paper usage or select it using the slider
  • Confirm
  • Prepare to be surprised
  • Download potential savings as pdf
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Data basis for our sustainability calculator

Our carbon calculator for paper is based on a study by IFEU. The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research in Heidelberg analysed the production of virgin fibre and recycled paper. The main outcome of the study was that in all the indicators considered, recycled paper’s environmental life cycle assessment was far better.

What does the life cycle assessment reveal?

A life cycle assessment is a comprehensive analysis of a product’s life cycle. When it comes to our Steinbeis recycled papers, this includes the extraction and provision of raw fibres from waste paper, the auxiliary materials this requires (including their transport), waste paper preparation, and production at our integrated paper mill using environmentally friendly energy. To make a life cycle assessment of paper, all the relevant emissions and resources are evaluated, such as water and energy consumption in production.

What are the ecological advantages of recycled paper?

The IFEU study found that the environmental burden of recycled paper production is lowest. Compared with virgin fibre paper made of Nordic pulp, just one tonne of recycled paper saves the amount of carbon that an average car emits over about 1000 km.

Use our paper calculator to work out how much carbon, water and energy you could save with recycled paper. For a better life cycle assessment – every sheet counts.

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