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

Paper accounts for nearly 40% of the waste stream.

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

On average, it is estimated that the U.S. book industry uses less than 10% recycled fiber for its paper.

On average, it is estimated that the U.S. newsprint sector has a 35% recycled fiber use-rate.

Globally, over 40% of the industrial wood harvest is used to make paper.

Deforestation accounts for 25% of human caused C02 emissions.

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.

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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Participants in the Book Industry Treatise Review Process

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Publishers

Baker Publishing Group
Chronicle Books
Continuum Publishing
Lantern Books
Harvard University Press
Houghton Mifflin
Random House
Square One Publishing

Mills

Appleton Coated
Cascades
Dirigo
Domtar
Glatfelter
International Paper
New Page (formerly Mead Westvaco)
SAPPI

Printers and Merchants

Banta
Malloy
Midland Paper
New Leaf Paper
Thomson-Shore
Transcontinental
RR Donnelly

Associations and Organizations

American Association of Publishers
Boreal Songbird Initiative
Canadian Boreal Initiative
Environmental Paper Network [Nine Board Organizations]
Green Press Initiative
Natural Resources Defense Council

 

 

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