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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Guides to Reduce Climate Impacts


With feedback from the Book Industry Environmental Council, GPI recently created sector specific guides to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These guides for book publishers, printers and paper manufactures provide simple steps that can be taken to meet the Book Industry Environmental Council's goal of reducing the carbon footprint of the book industry by 20% below a 2006 baseline by 2020.

Click on one of the links below to download one of the climate guides:

Guide for Publishers

Guide for Printers

Guide for Paper Manufacturers



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