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Meghan Monday: Scrap Naturally by Meghan
April 20, 2009, 8:30 am
Filed under: Meghan Mondays!

Some scrapbook paper companies call their papers environmentally friendly for the simple reason
that the papers are acid- and lignin-free. To Ruth beach-pebbles2Vandenbor of Scrap Naturally, these characteristics
do not address the major issues of paper production pollution. Scrap Naturally’s vision statement highlights the two main “pillars” of their products. First, they are locally produced thereby eliminating pollution caused by international shipping. Second, they are produced by the environmentally friendly Cascade Paper Mills, thereby reducing toxic waste. Papers that come from Cascade Paper Mills contain 100% post-consumer fiber, are certified EcoLog and processed chlorine free, are certified FSC recycled, and are manufactured using biogas energy. (Please
Note: these papers are guaranteed by Cascade Paper Mills to be acid and lignin free)

According to Scrap Naturally,Scrap Naturally products are environmentally friendly because our scrapbooking paper is milled and printed in Canada and sold directly to North American consumers.  Our paper is 100% post-consumer content (recycled) and printed in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Many other scrapbooking products harm the environment!  Have you noticed that most scrapbooking supplies are produced overseas? Unfortunately, the environmental costs of overseas production are enormous. Products made in Asia add to world pollution in two important ways:

1. The carbon emissions of international shipping are adding to global warming and are damaging our water, air and soil.  “Ships generate 30 percent of the world’s smog-forming nitrogen oxide emissions. One ship entering port generates the air pollution of 350,000 cars in one hour.” Earth can no longer sustain the damage done by companies that cut down North American trees, ship the logs to Asia to be milled and printed, and then ship the paper back to North America for sale.

2. Paper mills in Asia are a major source of pollution, pumping 5.3 billion cubic tons of toxic wastewater into the environment.  Pollution negatively impacts tourism, causes extinction of species, and threatens the health and livelihood of the people of Asia. Although North American paper mills also pollute the environment, government controls and popular opinion compel mills to reduce toxic emissions and effluent. Most North American mills, including Cascade Paper Mills, have implemented anti-pollution policies to reduce environmental damage.

Scrap Naturally cuts down on carbon emissions by eliminating international shipping.  Scrap Naturally cuts down on toxic emissions by milling and printing scrapbooking papers exclusively in Canada.”

Scrap Naturally’s papers feature water, earth, skies, plants, trees, flowers, animals, and insects – “encouraging scrapbookers to appreciate and scrap activities and memories that feature the beauty of nature” Their 12×12 paper is available on their website for $1.00 per sheet.

Visit Scrap Naturally’s website to find out more about their products and how you can purchase them. If you happen to live in British Columbia’s Frasier Valley, you can save on shipping by picking up your order in Chilliwack, BC. (you’ll save money on shipping and help out the environment!)


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[…] use up scraps because the canvas is so much smaller than your typical scrapbook page.  Check out this post as well on “environmentally friendly” papers.  Let’s face it, scrapbooking is […]

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