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Environmental Paper Assessment Tool (EPAT)

The Environmental Paper Assessment Tool® (EPAT) provides buyers and sellers of paper products a consistent language and framework to evaluate and select environmentally preferable paper. 

EPAT is a data-driven tool that considers key environmental performance indicators across the supply chain of paper production. This includes evaluating the source, manufacturing process and transportation – from the forest all the way through the paper mill. 

EPAT was designed and developed by the Paper Working Group – a collaboration of Metafore and 11 leading companies – with the goal of making environmentally preferable paper products more widely available and affordable. EPAT is based on the Paper Working Group’s seven desired outcomes for environmentally preferable paper.

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