Our recycled range of papers is exclusive to HQ PaperMaker. We are particularly concerned with protecting the environment and have invested considerable resources to create perfect handmade papers from recycled materials. Our range consists of six different papers that have natural colours - that is, we do not add any chemicals or other dyes to the pulp to produce colour. 'Naturally' that also means that there will sometimes be colour variations between each batch of recycled paper.
If you have special applications for our recycled papers that require very precise colour matching between orders, please tell us in advance.
The exact ingredients of our recycled papers remain a trade secret, but we are pleased to share some production information with you. First and most important, all our recycled papers are genuine, as defined internationally. To be classified as a "recycled paper" the minimum waste fibre content must be 50% or more of the total fibre used. The six papers in our recycled category have waste fibre ranging from 75 - 100%.
We use a limited amount of mulberry in some of the papers to give added strength and provide other aesthetic qualities. Mulberry itself is a renewable resource of course. Other fibres that we use in the papers include bamboo (classified in the grass family), bananas, pineapples, coconuts and even water hyacinth (considered a weed and environmental hazard in Thailand waterways). To these organic fibres we add recycled post consumer waste like office correspondence, computer printouts and newspapers, all of which have been de-inked responsibly.
These papers provide significant direct environmental benefits. We plan to add further products to this range in future.
We are sure that you are specifically interested in the Ecology. The below link will give you useful hint to reduce and re-use paper for your contribution to the ecology.
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