Made from unbleached totally chlorine-free (TCF) grease-proof paper.
This Eco Baking Paper is totally chlorine-free, so no chlorine or chlorine derivatives are dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams.
Use If You Care Parchment Baking Paper for baking, roasting, reheating and wrapping.
If You Care Baking Paper also offers incredible value at 70 sq ft or 19.8 m x 33 cm (other brands at 30-45 sq ft).
Why Use Unbleached Paper?
Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins.
Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. Recent studies suggest that dioxins are also an “endocrine disrupter” – one of a number of toxic chemicals that interfere with our hormone systems by mimicking natural hormones and blocking or disrupting their normal action. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure. Even one drop in an Olympic size pool is enough to kill all life in the pool!
If You Care Mission Statement
If You Care kitchen and household products are carefully and deliberately crafted to have the least environmental impact and the lightest carbon footprint possible, while at the same time, delivering to the consumer, the highest quality and most effective results. If You Care is the leader in pushing the limits of environmental and social responsibility in its categories. If You Care analyses the entire life cycle chain in developing products, from raw materials sourcing, to production process, to packaging, to disposal. Every step is considered in assessing environmental and social impacts. If You Care is committed to ethical sourcing. If You Care bases its environmental claims on the best available science, and in accord with national and international standards and regulations. If You Care backs its environmental claims with third party verification and certification by the leading national and international certifying bodies.