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Copy Paper: Calculator

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The Paper Calculator, developed by Environmental Defense’s Paper Task Force, and customized for RPN users, analyzes papers and generates meaningful impact reports. Using national averages or regional specifications, compare copy papers with varying percentages of post-consumer content and quantify the environmental impacts savings in wood, energy, emissions, water and solid waste from switching to higher recycled content. Results are expressed in both standard measurements, such as tons of wood and gallons of water, but also in easy-to-communicate terms like trees and swimming pools.

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