Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The leaders in sustainably produced paper, French manufacturer Clairefontaine, aren't just famous for their beautiful, world class paper but also their environmental credentials.
You can read their environmental commitment at NoteMaker, but basically the whole process, from managing the forestry from which the paper is sourced, to dealing with the waste of the process (eg: Clairefontaine's mill produces 80% of it's own power) is dealt with in house.
This ensures not only top quality and control over production, but most importantly, it makes Clairefontaine responsible for their actions and it is only by facing the indirect (often overlooked) costs of production that one can reduce them.
Their environmental flagship is 100% recycled paper, taking 106kgs of refuse and diverting it away from landfill and incineration and into 100kgs of beautiful paper.
Zap Books are chunky, page generous (320 pages per book) recycled books from Clairefontaine and perfect for sketches, notes and jotting. Available in 4 assorted cover colours, Zap Books feature 80gsm recycled plain pages and are in 3 sizes.