Our Passion for Preservation
At Fourfold.com, we recognize that the earth’s natural resources are gifts. Gifts that should be treasured and respected. That’s why we take an active role in environmental responsibility.
The paper, printing, envelope, and label industries have often been considered adversaries of the environment. However, that’s simply not true because times have changed. From certifications and partnerships to recycled papers and reusable envelopes, Fourfold.com demonstrates environmental stewardship through these initiatives:
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification
Many of the envelopes found on our site are manufactured with FSC certified paper. The FSC’s mission is to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. It works to eliminate habitat destruction, water pollution, and the violence against people and wildlife that can accompany logging operations. FSC certified products are made from certified fibers of well-managed forests. To learn more, visit www.fsc.org
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Certification
SFI Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving a sustainable forestry certification program that is internationally recognized and is the largest single forest standard in the world. When you order one of the many SFI certified products on our site, you can be confident you’re buying envelopes made using paper from certified forests or certified paper sourcing. To learn more, visit www.sfiprogram.org
Two Sides is committed to promoting the truth about paper. As they say - there's two sides to every story. Their mission is to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper, and dispel common misconceptions by providing people with verifiable information. Fourfold.com strongly believes in promoting the responsible use of the world's resources, especially paper. You can learn more at www.twosides.us.
Reduce mailing inventories by 50%. Use 35 % less paper while eliminating inserting and fulfillment costs. Encourage end users to recycle their envelopes. These are just a few ways you can be greener with Fourfold.com. You will find several products on our web site that specifically promote sustainability.
Benefits of Paper
A mushy, wet mound of ground up mulberry bark, linen and hemp spread thin and left to dry in the sun. That’s how Chinese scholar Ts'ai Lun made the first sheets of paper more than 2,000 years ago. Little did he know his creation would become one of the world’s greatest inventions.
Paper is a timeless product, mainly because it’s one of the few truly renewable resources on our planet. These interesting facts support why paper does more good than harm when it’s made and recycled responsibly:
Energy-wise, burning paper is not better than recycling it. In fact, paper fibers can be recycled up to a dozen times before they’re too short for papermaking.
Paper recovery today has nearly doubled, thanks to the paper industry setting and achieving incremental paper recovery goals since 1990.
The number of forestland acres in the U.S. has essentially remained unchanged during the past century (approx. 755 million acres).
The volume of annual net U.S. timber growth is actually 36 percent higher than the annual volume of trees removed.