The Paper Calculator is the premier tool for measuring the environmental impacts of paper and discovering the best paper choices. Use it to quantify the impacts of your paper usage, and to compare different grades and types of paper with varying amounts of recycled content.
The Paper Calculator is supported by the Environmental Paper Network, a coalition of over 100 non-profit organizations working toward the sustainable production and consumption of pulp and paper.
Why do paper choices matter?
By using less paper, increasing recycled content, and making other improvements, you can save wood, water and energy, and cut pollution and solid waste.
See the environmental benefits
Create an easy-to-read report to help your company, community, non-profit or other organization make better paper choices and measure the environmental results.
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Step 1: Check the box to accept the Citation Agreement and provide contact information
Step 2: Choose “Compare Individual Papers” or “Compare Paper Groups”
For example, calculate the impacts of a specific paper or compare the impacts of a specific paper to alternatives with higher recycled content.
For example, compare the combined impacts of several different papers you use today to one or more sets of recycled alternatives.