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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Book Industry: Articles & Reports


The Green Team An Article from Book Business Magazine highlighting environmental progress of the book industry, including environmental initiatives by large publishing houses, and widespread support of the Book Industry Treatise on Responsible Paper.

State of the Paper Industry
An in-depth report by the Environmental Paper Network which looks at environmental impacts of the paper industry, and tracks recent progress and trends.

Indonesia Under Pressure
Report developed by the Green Press Initiative illustrating the environmental and social impacts that occur in Indonesia as a result of printing books in, or sourcing newsprint from Asia.

Banks Pulp and People
An In depth look at the pulp and paper industry, its social and environmental impacts around the world and the role banks play in financing and encouraging unsustainable practices

State of Denial: Scarring the Boreal
An In depth investigation by the Sacrament Bee of the impacts of U.S. consumption of newsprint, paper and other forest products sourced from the Canadian Boreal

Can’t see the Forest for the Tree Farms
An article that appeared in Book Business Magazine highlighting the impacts of paper on North America.

Bringing Down the Boreal
A report by Forest Ethics which details the impacts U.S. consumption of Paper and other forest products is having on the Canadian Boreal Forest.

Consumers Will Spend More for Publications Using Recycled Paper
An article reporting on a survey which found nearly 80 percent of consumers will spend between $0.25 and $1.00 more for a book if it is printed on recycled paper.

Reducing Climate Impacts: A guide for the Book and Newspaper Industries
An in depth guide that provides suggestions as to how those in the book industry can reduce impacts on climate change.

U.S. Book Industry Environmental Trends and Climate Impacts: An in-depth report on the environmental impacts of the book industry, trends in the use of environmental papers and practices, and the impacts of the book industry on climate change.



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