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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Tools & Resources for the Book Industry

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The tools and resources to the left are designed to provide the practical information that is necessary for book industry stakeholders to minimize their environmental impacts.

To view a resource, please click on the links to the left. Descriptions of the most requested resources are listed below.

The Book Industry Treatise on Environmentally Responsible Publishing was developed by publishers, printers, mills and other stakeholders over a 6-month period, and sets meaningful goals for the industry as a whole. The treatise has been signed by more than 180 publishers, merchants and mills.

Toolkits provide an overview of impacts and solutions, sample environmental policies, and case studies. If you are thinking about developing an environmental policy, the toolkits are a great place to start.

Supplier Listings can help publishers find recycled papers with strong environmental attributes, as well as printers and brokers that can supply recycled and FSC certified papers. The paper listings also provide important technical information about the papers such as paper weight, PPI, shade, and opacity.

Sample Policies: The Sample Policies are word documents that can be downloaded and used as templates to create your own policy that is consistent with the Book Industry Treatise on Responsible Paper Use.

Articles and Reports: Relevant article and reports discussing impacts of the book industry and steps publishers, printers and mills can take to minimize those impacts”

Supplier Footprint Survey-Indonesia: A survey publishers can provide to suppliers to gain a deeper understanding of the suppliers footprint on Indonesia's Endangered Forests

*NEW* Green Press Initiative's Overseas Paper Risk Assessment Tool

*NEW* Green Press Initiative's Summary of the Impacts of eBooks and eReaders.


 

 

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