MONTREAL— Domtar Corp. has expanded its online tool that measures the environmental impact of the paper you buy.
The update to Domatr’s The Paper Trail adds information on more products and its Nekoosa, Wis., mill.
Upgrades to the tool’s online calculator include:
- EarthChoice Tradebook, the first publishing grade to be highlighted in the tool
- Lynx Opaque Ultra, a popular commercial printing paper;
- Updated environmental impact data for all grades highlighted within the tool
The tool develops reports that measure Domtar products across five categories: water usage; the distance its fiber travels to a paper mill; greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; waste sent to landfills; and renewable energy usage.
In cases where the environmental impact can be improved, Domtar voluntarily discloses the information, as well as the efforts underway to make improvements.
Domtar Corp. manufactures and distributes fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products; and operates a network of wood fiber converting facilities. It posted 2011 sales of US$5.6 billion and employs about 9,100 people