Fact Sheets

Paper Calculator 4.0

May 10, 2019 Attachment: Fact Sheet: Paper Calculator 4.0

Paper Calculator 4.0 is a web-based tool1 for calculating and comparing environmental impacts of fourteen different paper grades with user-selectable amounts of recycled content. Its results are based on aggregate industry data from North America (US and Canada) and Europe. The tool is based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Methodology developed by SCS Global2. The intent of this tool is to “calculate and compare the estimated environmental impacts of different paper choices.”


  1. Environmental impact estimates were made using the Environmental Paper Network Paper Calculator Version 4.0. For more information visit www.papercalculator.org
  2. https://c.environmentalpaper.org/pdf/SCS-EPN-PC-Methods.pdf