Information It is hard to imagine what life would be like without paper. All of us use it, in one of its many forms, each and every day. Just take a look around you and see how many different types of paper and board you can see. Paper is a versatile material – it can decompose in water, yet maps can withstand the weather. Even boat hulls have been made from it. Paper may be used as a fuel, or be made fire-resistant. It may be a carrier or a barrier or a filter. It may be made tough enough to withstand acid, or soft enough for a baby’s skin. It can be read and it can be worn as a garment. The list is endless. It can be re-used and recycled and it is made from a renewable source. CPI provides a range of educational information. Just use the links below to find out more about paper and board.