Recycled paper

What papers does OLIKA use?

From 2022 we will print on recycled paper and preferably on recycled paper that is also marked with the EU flower. It is the European equivalent of the Swan. We have not yet found any recycled paper that is also Nordic Ecolabelled. We hope that will change in the future. When we printed on new paper, we only used Nordic Ecolabelled paper.

Paper: Recycled Cyclus Silk
Produced by the company Lecta in France. The paper mill is located in Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare. We print 95% of our books with this paper. On each book, you can see which paper the current book is printed on.

What OLIKA likes:

💚 Produced in Europe
💚 FSC-marked paper
💚 EU flower-marked paper

Paper: Recycled Balance Silk
Produced by the company Burgo Group in Italy. We have printed 5% of our books with this paper, but since it is not marked with the EU flower, we have switched to Cyclus Silk, see above.

What OLIKA likes:

💚 Produced in Europe
💚 FSC-marked paper

Is there bisphenol in the recycled paper?

We received this question from a customer and we checked the facts. According to the paper mills Lecta and Burgo Group, there are no bisphenols in the recycled paper. Bisphenol A is often found in hard places, and for example in cans, plastic cans, plastic cups etc.

What papers did OLIKA print before 2022?

Before 2022, we always printed on FSC-labelled and Swan-labelled paper and above all on the following paper:

Paper: Arctic Volume
Produced by the company Arctic Paper in Sweden. The paper mill is located in Grycksbo.

What OLIKA likes:

💚 Paper from Sweden
💚 FSC-marked paper
💚 Nordic Ecolabelled paper

Will OLIKA print on anything other than wood paper?

More materials are appearing and in 2023 we will try to print on paper made from hemp fibers instead of paper made from tree fibers. This is what Hahnemuhle, a German company that works to develop hemp paper, says:

"Hemp paper is environmentally friendly as the plants are fast-growing, they can be harvested many times and when they grow, they also absorb carbon dioxide. It also uses very little water and no pesticides are used."

Hemp paper therefore absorbs carbon dioxide all the time, grows quickly and can be harvested often. We think it's exciting and look forward to testing it!