Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40Post-consumer waste (pcw) content paper contains fiber that has been in circulation in finished form and has been recycled by the end user. It is considered the most environmentally efficient since it has had at least one useful life before returning to service and contributes to the growing circular economy. Totally recycled fiber (trf) content paper contains 100% recycled material and may contain pre- and post-consumer recycled content. tree free paper | An alternative to wood pulp is plant fiber— either agricultural residue recovered from crops or fibers harvested from plants grown intentionally for tree-free paper. The most common are kenaf, hemp, flax, cotton and combinations thereof. In addition to their environmental value, plant fiber papers—especially kenaf and hemp, with their combination of long and short fibers—tend to be more durable.3 Containing less lignin than trees, kenaf requires fewer chemicals, takes less energy to process, is naturally acid free and can be recycled.4 One hundred percent cotton paper has low acidity and is frequently used for archival purposes. recycle logo | This indicates that a product or package is recyclable and/or made with recycled materials. Use of the recycling logo is not regulated by law as it is in the public domain; however, the Federal Trade Commission does offer guidelines on environmental claims. Claims should be made in language that makes the environ- mental attributes clear. In addition to recyclability, claims can be made regarding ink used and paper processing (for example, to note soy ink content or the use of chlorine-free processing). 5 | Paper Some papers are harder to recycle than others. If they are coated with plastic or aluminum foil, waxed or pasted they are often not recycled because of cost.