Reach for Unbleached started in 1991 as a citizens’ organization in British Columbia, Canada in response to fishing closures due to dioxin contamination from chlorine-bleaching kraft pulp mills. We are now a national foundation, and a Canadian registered charity with a focus on consumer education and pulp mill monitoring.

The Basics & FAQs

We need to continue to look for improvements in pulp technology, new sources of fibre, and new technologies to get more out of the resources we use, and to avoid their use in the first place.

Clean Production

Learn about our vision, zero discharge, Pollution Prevention Report Cards, find more Millwatch stories and related links.


Pollution & Health

Pulp and paper mills pollute our water, air, and soil. The pulp and paper industry is one of the largest and most polluting industries in the world. Learn more about how it affects your health.

Monitoring and the Law

Learn more about Mill monitoring and the relevant laws in Canada, the US, and the rest of the world.

Find out why paper matters