Did you know that...

There is a BIG difference between "recycled" and "PCW" (post-consumer waste) paper products.

"Recycled" paper is generally made from the sawdust that has been discarded when trees are milled in the process of making paper. This represents a more complete use of the tree, but still requires the harvesting of new trees. Technically, this is pre-consumer waste.

"PCW" paper is made from materials collected in commercial and residential recycling programs, such as office paper, cardboard, and newspapers; all items that have already completed at least one life cycle as a consumer product.

* the higher the percentage of recycled content, the more waste that is diverted away from a landfill, but try to look for products that contain a high percentage of post-consumer waste.