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New Frontiers in Paper Purchasing: Alternative Fibers, LCAs, Wider Concerns

11:35am  -  12:35pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2017  |  Tower Court C

Next Generation Life Cycle Assessment Tools for Purchasers: The New Paper Calculator 4.0
Presenters: Tobias Schultz and Joshua Martin
An opportunity for a sneak preview of the completely updated Paper Calculator – the free, online Life Cycle Assessment tool from the Environmental Paper Network. This resource is widely used by companies, institutions, purchasers and educators to measure and compare the sustainability of paper products. SCS Global Services will present the key aspects of the new, more robust LCA methodology for forest products that underpins its analysis.

What Paper Manufacturers Know About Environmental Impact that Customers Aren’t Asking About
Presenter:Ben Jarrett
In this session, we will focus on three key elements of creating sustainable products than can be overlooked in procurement decisions:

1) Evaluating different kinds of traditional inputs, as well as determining
the sustainability implications of emerging technology and trends. Touch points
include:

  • Recycled Fiber vs Virgin Fiber
  • Alternative Fiber
  • The value of LCAs
  • Certifications
  • Origination & Ethical Sourcing

2) Understanding the impact of manufacturing on the environmental footprint of
a product. Touch points include:

  • Labor practices
  • Inputs & Outputs: the impact of Water, Energy and Waste
  • Certifications

3) Weighing the True Cost of Ownership of disposable products. Touch points include:

  • Transportation
  • Product Use
  • Product Disposal

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