Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

At Mac Papers, we are honored to be a part of the worldwide effort to sustain and protect the environment, especially our planet’s valuable forests – every day of the year.  As we join our supply partners, customers and industry associations in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are pleased to share some of the news, activities and facts that inspired us today.

  1. Channel your creative side and bring nature indoors for Neenah’s Design Your Nature contest. Upcycle products found around your home — fabric, magazines, yarn, even toilet paper cores — to design a floral creation. Submit your entry by May 8th for a chance to score some green!
  2. Get the kids in on the Earth Day fun with an activity book from Berry Global that teaches about important ways to reduce, recycle and reuse. 
  3. Test your paper facts. Did you know that in the United States there are 20% more trees today than there were in 1970 when the first Earth Day celebration took place? Now that you know the answer to the first question on the Facts About Paper quiz from our friends at Paper & Packaging, click on the link above to see if you can score 100% on the rest of the quiz.
  4. Read all about Renewal, Mohawk’s brand new portfolio of papers made with hemp, straw and recycled cotton fiber.  Compatible with digital and offset presses, Renewal Papers are available in available in seven colors and two finishes. Mac Papers is a proud supplier of Mohawk paper and we would be happy to help you learn more about Renewal.
  5. Take a selfie with a favorite tree in your backyard or on a socially distancing walk in your neighborhood or park. Care to share it? Post your selfie on social media using the hashtag treeselfies and be sure to tag @Howlifeunfolds.
  6. Learn the facts about deforestation. Although the rapid loss of tree cover isn’t an issue in North America, it is in other parts of the world.  Read this interesting post by Domtar Paper and be sure to recycle paper products.
  7. Make handmade seed paper! Cardboard boxes are incredibly sustainable — recyclable and biodegradable — and there are loads of creative ways to reuse them as well. Click here for the seed paper “recipe” from Paper and Packaging.
  8. Learn about how trees fight climate change with this clever infographic from Sappi North America. Visit Sappi’s Instagram page to view the animated version.