In spite of Rite in the Rain's durability, it’s as recyclable as standard office paper,
which is untrue of synthetic plastic, poly-coated, or poly-bound papers. Simply recycle Rite
in the Rain
as you do other office paper. Furthermore, all our cover materials used on Rite in the
(Polydura, Field-Flex, and Fabrikoid) are all recyclable using standard curbside recycling
programs. For recycling Wire-O products, it’s recommended to separate the metal wire from the
book prior to putting it all in the receptacle.
Traces of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are present in small amounts in our environment due to human use and past manufacturing practices worldwide.
We at JL Darling and our suppliers screen all materials and components used to manufacture Rite in the Rain products for PFAS and do not knowingly incorporate any into our products or processes. We are a PFAS free facility.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING PROCESS
The process involved in the manufacture of Rite in the Rain paper was designed to have
ultra-low impact on the environment. The water based coating process emits only steam and all
mill off-cuts are recycled back into the paper-manufacturing stream. All printing plates and
processing liquids are recycled. 100% of printing inks are soy based. The modern facility and
equipment are designed to be energy efficient.
RECYCLED FIBER CONTENT
Rite in the Rain All-Weather Paper is a patented substrate created for use in outdoor
writing situations. Since this paper is designed for use in extreme conditions, it is
manufactured with the most durable yet recyclable components available. Recycled content pulp,
as a result of the repulping & reprocessing involved in recycling, produces a “weaker” substrate
due to the shortened fibers. This inherent weakness reduces the field-durability of paper and as
such, is not used in the manufacturing of Rite in the Rain Paper. It is one of the rare
instances where virgin fiber adds significantly to the end-product function. Papers designed for
“office or indoor” uses do not require this strength and as such can contain recycled fiber.
Rite in the Rain fibers are purchased from SFI certified sources, manufactured with
high environmental and social standards.