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 user 2007-07-09 at 10:42:00 am Views: 40
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    Office Depot Offers EarthChoice Paper
    2007 Office Depot and Domtar, the largest maker and marketer of office
    and printing paper in North America,  announced that Domtar EarthChoice
    Office Paper is now widely available to customers in the U.S. through
    http://www.officedepot.com and through Office Depot’s North America Business
    Solutions Division. The product will also be available in Office Depot
    retail stores in the U.S. in late July.Domtar EarthChoice Office Paper
    meets the rigorous standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC),
    which is regarded as the “gold standard” of forest management by many
    businesses and environmental groups. FSC certification helps ensure
    forests are conserved through responsible management practices, such as
    legal wood harvesting, respect for the rights of workers and indigenous
    communities, and protection of wildlife habitats.Domtar EarthChoice
    Office Paper is endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance, an organization
    that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods
    by transforming land-use practices and developing markets for
    sustainable products. EarthChoice Office Paper is also quality-tested
    and competitively priced.”Today, businesses are taking action to reduce
    their environmental footprint, and consumers are rewarding those
    companies,” said Steve Barker, Senior Vice President of Marketing at
    Domtar. “EarthChoice Office Paper offers the highest forest management
    standard, while offering excellent value in terms of quality and
    price.”"Office Depot supports a number of major third-party forest
    certification programs,” said Yalmaz Siddiqui, Environmental Strategy
    Advisor for Office Depot. “By adding FSC-certified office paper to our
    assortment of environmentally-preferable products, we reinforce our
    vision to increasingly.

    green, be green and sell green.”Support from the Environmental
    Community — Tensie Whelan, Executive Director of the Rainforest

    “The Rainforest Alliance applauds this
    development that makes it simpler than ever for consumers and
    businesses to buy paper that comes from responsibly managed forests.
    Domtar should also be commended for its bold commitment to work toward
    FSC-certification of all its forests and operations.”– Steve
    McCormick, President of The Nature ConservancE.”We and our conservation
    partners count on certification to verify and facilitate responsible
    forest management. Office Depot’s introduction of FSC-certified office
    paper sends a very strong, positive market signal to industry and
    consumers alike. Office Depot is to be congratulated for its
    leadership.”FSC-Certified paper is also supported by a number of other
    environmental groups, including Greenpeace, ForestEthics and Dogwood
    Alliance.Domtar EarthChoice Office Paper is available at
    http://www.officedepot.com and Office Depot’s new Buy Green website at