The Forest Stewardship Council is the only certification system that requires a consensus solution when conflicts arise between logging companies and indigenous communities.

More than 140 publishers, including many of the world’s largest, have strong environmental policies.

When the goals set forth in the Book Industry Treatise on Responsible paper use are realized over 5 million trees will be preserved each year.

Each pound of postconsumer recycled fiber that replaces a ton of virgin fiber prevents the release of 2,108 lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2006, an Opinion Research Corporation poll revealed that 80% of readers are willing to pay more for books printed on recycled and environmentally responsible paper.

Over the course of its lifecycle, postconsumer recycled fiber requires 30-40% less energy than virgin fiber.

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Action Steps - Paper Manufacturers

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  1. Gain a deeper  understanding of the impacts of paper on Endangered ForestsPeople, and Climate Change.
  2. Develop a baseline measurement. Determine how much recycled (postconsumer and preconsumer) fiber, and FSC (or equivalent) certified paper you produce as a percentage of your overall tonnage. The most direct measure looks at total number of pounds or tons of recycled fiber produced: not just the amount of paper with recycled content.
  3. Craft an internal policy (view sample), consistent with the recommended guidelines for the book  and newspaper sectors.
  4. If you produce paper for the book industry, support an industry wide transition to environmentally responsible paper by signing the Book Industry Treatise on Environmentally Responsible Publishing.
  5. Invest in research and development for new paper grades that maximize recycled and agricultural fiber.
  6. Contact us to keep us updated on progress and to ensure that eligible papers are included in our paper listings.

     
 

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