Spicers says there is nothing more exciting than a blank piece of paper, which is one half of a relationship waiting to be completedFor a paper merchant to say that paper in itself is worthless sounds strange. Without a message to impart or emotion to evoke, it is just paper. Spicers Paper doesn’t just see itself as a paper merchant. It sees itself as a total resource to help bring vision to life. Spicers says it doesn’t matter if you are an international conglomerate or the corner shop owner. From the moment a concept is sparked in your minds eye, to the time it reaches the hands of its intended audience, Spicers Paper has the people, the knowledge and the passion to help turn humble paper into something that informs, educates and inspires. It believes the potential in each new blank piece of paper is very exciting.
Spicer has been servicing people’s paper needs in Australia for almost 100 years, but also maintain a strong global identity with operations in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States. As a part of the Australian company PaperlinX, one of the world’s largest fine paper distributors, it also enjoys the backing of a strong international infrastructure. The amount of paper it delivers each year amounts to millions of tonnes, and every day it satisfies thousands of global customers.
The environment is more important than ever to Spicers Paper and to its customers. Buyers are increasingly aware of the responsibilities of their purchasing decisions and are looking to suppliers to provide reassurance that products and services are environmentally sound.
Spicers provides product options to satisfy the varying needs of its customers and ensure that it provides information to allow its customers, neighbours and the public to make informed choices about its products and their environmental creditability. And, for those that want something extra, it has an unrivalled offering of Recycled Content, FSC and PEFC Certified grades.
Spicers recognises that its products and business operations have an influence on the environment and endeavours to take practical steps to minimise any negative impact. It has therefore adopted responsible environmental policies that comply with, and where possible go beyond, the requirements of environmental standards and legislation.
Suppliers to Spicers are required to demonstrate their respect for the environment by following responsible working practices. Suppliers are required to utilise raw materials from well-managed sources and to verify their claims on environmental issues when requested.
Spicers is committed to making available a choice of recycled products as well as those originating from sources certified to be well-managed or operating accredited environmental management systems.
Tudor RP has grown to achieve FSC Certification
The Tudor RP family is now FSC Certified across the range. The text weights in Tudor RP Kraft, High White Smooth and Recycled Laser Offset are FSC Recycled Certified and the cover weight of these species are FSC Mixed Sources Certified.
Tudor RP is a true Australian native family of papers. And with its 100 per cent recycled content, (with the exception of the 300gsm stiock, which due to technical constraints is 70 per cent recycled). Tudor RP not only offers an attractive range of finishes, shades and weights but provides an environmentally sound choice.
The Spicers Paper Tudor RP family offers an alternative for every printed application. From the soft, smooth feel of Tudor RP High White Smooth to the hardy and earthy shade of Tudor RP Kraft. A rarity amongst its competitors, Tudor RP Recycled is one of the few 100 per cent Australian made and recycled papers.
Sales of Tudor RP also continue to help Spicers to contribute valuable funds to the Spicers Paper Recreate Program with donations to Landcare Australia now exceeding $280,000.
This year the Recreate Program has become a national programme with the addition of two new ex-landfill rehabilitation sites, in Canberra and Tasmania. Funds raised from the sale of Tudor RP have helped provide plants, materials and tools for revegetation, professional planning services and weed management involved in recreating these sites.
The landfill rehabilitation sites that are currently part of the Spicers Paper Recreate Program are:
• Melbourne - Merri Creek, Northcote
• Sydney - Marks Park, Tamarama
• Adelaide - Wirranendi Parklands, Adelaide Parklands
• Brisbane - Demonstration Catchment Project, Greenslopes
• Perth - Belmont Landfill Rehabilitation, Belmont (near the Swan River)
• Canberra – Location to be announced
• Tasmania – Location to be announced