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Scoring Paper Products
Environment scores are assigned to paper products by combining product-level environmental indicators (weighted at 75%) with company-level environmental indicators (weighted at 25%). Product-level scores incorporate the most significant aspects of the overall life cycle impacts of a product, but company-level scores are included to address product-level data gaps.
Product-level Environment scores for this category are based on indicators of
- Materials choice impacts, as measured by GoodGuide's recycled content index;
- Toxic waste impacts, specifically the type of bleaching process used; and
- Certifications of material choice or production process quality.
Health scores are not assigned to paper products, because this category does not typically result in significant human exposure to potentially harmful ingredients at the consumer level.
Product-level data on social performance are generally unavailable for this category of products, so GoodGuide relies on company-level social scores to characterize the performance of a product on this dimension.