In contrast to the production process for paper made out of fresh fibres, producing paper from recovered paper not only saves resources but also generates less waste water and uses less 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, optical brighteners and halogenated bleaching agents is also prohibited during the production process.

The products covered by DE-UZ 14a include copy and multifunctional paper and printing and publication papers. These recycled papers meet the highest standards with respect to their fitness for use (DIN EN 12281) and resistance to ageing (DIN standard 6738, LDK 24-85). If handled and stored with care, these products are resistant to ageing over many hundreds of years and are also suitable for the production of high-quality printed matter according to DE-UZ 195. In the case of copy and multifunctional 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 for office and school supplies, such as writing paper. Products for office and school supplies (such as exercise books, pads, envelopes, colouring books and gift paper) come under the scope of DE-UZ 14b.

Finally, you will also find stronger recycled paper here that is used to produce finished products such as compostable paper bags and paper carrier bags, as well as the products themselves.

Benefits to the Environment

  1. low use of energy and water in the manufacturing process
  2. made from 100% waste paper
  3. particularly low level of harmful materials

At the following companies you will find products with the Blue Angel

Cellmark Pulp & Paper, INC., USA (1)
Byo Bond - Copy- and multipurpose-paper
Deutsche Post AG, Germany (1)
Recycling Kopierpapier - Kopierpapier, Multipurposepapier
EVERBAL, France (1)
Forever Print Druckpapier
Igepa group GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Circle offset Premium White Druckpapier
International Paper - Kwidzyn SP.Z.O.O., Poland (1)
HP Recycled Paper
Lenzing Papier GmbH, Austria (1)
VIVUS 100 - Kopierpapier und Schreib-/Offsetpapier, 100% Recycling
Lyreco Europe, France (1)
Lyreco Papier 100% Recycle- Kopierpapier
memo AG, Germany (4)
memo Print - Multifunktions-Kopierpapier memo Print - Multifunktions-Kopierpapier
memo Recycling Plus - Multifunktions-Kopierpapier memo Recycling Plus - Multifunktions-Kopierpapier
memo Recycling Pro - Multifunktions-Kopierpapier memo Recycling Pro - Multifunktions-Kopierpapier
memo Recycling White - Multifunktions-Kopierpapier memo Recycling White - Multifunktions-Kopierpapier
Papyrus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (2)
Free Limit Universalpapier - Multifunktionskopierpapier
Recyconomic Classic White
Römerturm Feinstpapier GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Jupp ech öko - Holzhaltiges Naturpapier Weiss in Rollen und Bögen - Offset/Preprint
Staples Europe B.V., The Netherlands (2)
Staples Circular 100% Recycled Paper- Kopierpapier
Staples Recycled Paper - Multifunktionskopierpapier
Steinbeis Papier GmbH, Germany (5)
Steinbeis ClassicWhite - Multifunktionspapier für Drucker und Kopierer Steinbeis ClassicWhite - Multifunktionspapier für Drucker und Kopierer
Steinbeis EvolutionWhite - Multifunktionspapier für Drucker und Kopierer Steinbeis EvolutionWhite - Multifunktionspapier für Drucker und Kopierer
Steinbeis MagicColour - Multifunktionspapier in pastell (blau, gelb, grün, lachs, rosa) für Drucker und Kopierer Steinbeis MagicColour - Multifunktionspapier in pastell (blau, gelb, grün, lachs, rosa) für Drucker und Kopierer
Steinbeis PureWhite - Multifunktionspapier für Drucker und Kopierer Steinbeis PureWhite - Multifunktionspapier für Drucker und Kopierer
Steinbeis TrendWhite - Multifunktionspapier für Drucker und Kopierer Steinbeis TrendWhite - Multifunktionspapier für Drucker und Kopierer