Carbon Balanced Paper: Successful start – new projects in 2022

Grafkom launched Carbon Balanced Paper in the Nordics and Baltics earlier in 2021. World-wide 2021 was a record-breaking year for the carbon programme. From now on more rain forest projects are included in the project.

Registrations of Carbon Balanced Paper and board exceeded 60,000 tonnes world-wide in 2021, doubling the previous year’s activity. During the year, the UK-based project also expanded to North America and the Nordics.

“It has been a good start for us in the Nordics. We have been able to help different companies along the entire value-chain of print. There is a great interest in carbon offsetting, and we believe more and more companies will join Carbon Balanced Paper in 2022,” says Magnus Thorkildsen, partner at Grafkom.

New projects in 2022

In 2021, rain forest protection in central Vietnam was the only offsetting project available. But due to the huge success of Carbon Balanced Paper, the “standard” project has been extended with rain forest protection in Mexico and Ecuador, in addition to Vietnam.

“Furthermore, we have introduced a separate project in Guatemala which can be third-party verified through VCS and Gold Standard,” says Thorkildsen.

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