Environmentally friendly recycled paper
In comparison with graphic paper and cardboard produced from fresh fibres, graphic paper and cardboard made from recovered paper saves resources such as forest ecosystems. It also significantly reduces waste water pollution and the consumption of water and energy. Recycled paper that has been awarded the Blue Angel environmental label is guaranteed to be made from 100% recovered paper. The use of chlorine, halogenated bleaching agents and not readily biodegradable complexing agents is also prohibited during the production process.
The products covered by DE-UZ 14a include office paper (copying and multifunctional paper), writing paper and printing and publication papers. These recycled papers meet the highest standards with respect to their fitness for use (DIN EN 12281) and the durability of the paper (ISO 20404). If handled and stored with care, these products are resistant to ageing over many hundreds of years. The papers are also suitable for the production of high-quality printed matter in accordance with DE-UZ 195, such as books, newspapers, magazines and brochures. In the case of office paper used for laser printing, the VOC (volatile organic substances) emissions are also restricted.
Here, you will also find other recycled paper that is used to produce finished products e.g. for office and school supplies. Products for office and school supplies (such as exercise books, office calendars, pads, envelopes, colouring books and gift paper) come under the scope of DE-UZ 14b.
Benefits to the Environment
- made from 100% waste paper
- saves energy, water and wood
- low level of harmful materials