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The legal profession is a notorious consumer of paper. In fact, it is believed that paper was first created by a Chinese court official in 105 A.D. for business recordings. Courts can also be large consumers of precious woods for courtroom furniture. Some courts have begun to make tentative steps to reducing their impact on forests by implementating both mandatory and voluntary recycled paper requirements for court documents.
DC Bar Public Statement Supporting the Recycled Paper Initiative [Get Acrobat] and Closing the Loop: Leadership in the Legal Community Through Court-Mandated Recycled Paper Usage, The Recycled Paper Initiative Report, DC Bar [Get Acrobat]
Court Rules on Recycled Paper or Electronic Filing
California Rules of Court: Electronic Filing, Title 3, Rule 981.5, Use of Recycled Paper by All Courts, Title 3, Sec. 989.1, Local Policies on Waste Reduction & Recycling, Appendix 1, Sec. 17.5