Additional Resources: Just for Your Industry

GENERAL

WWF Guide to Buying Paper – together with WWF’s Check Your Paper and Paper Company Environmental Index they assesses the environmental footprint of paper products and paper companies and – provides useful insights and practical tips on what can be done to source responsibly produced paper products.

MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS

Conservatree’s Master Environmental Paper List lists environmentally preferable magazine papers, including detailed information on recycled content, bleaching process, and certifications.

Green America’s Better Paper Project has resources for magazines interested in using environmentally responsible papers and adopting sustainable production processes. Different, Not Difficult (PDF, 1.2 MB) outlines the business case and simple steps for sustainable magazine production.

Canopy provides marketing managers, paper manufacturers, printers, production managers, and publishers steps to green magazine production. The Coated Eco-Paper Kit offers further tips, terms, and resources as well as a paper-sourcing guide.

PRINTERS

Conservatree’s Master Environmental Paper List lists environmentally preferable printing and writing papers, including detailed information on recycled content, bleaching process, and certifications.

GOVERNMENT PURCHASERS

Alameda County’s Recycled Paper Guide (PDF, 1.8 MB) explains reasons to buy recycled paper, outlines steps for purchasing more environmentally friendly paper, and debunks common myths.

Conservatree’s Master Environmental Paper List lists environmentally preferable printing and writing papers, including detailed information on recycled content, bleaching process, and certifications.

Responsible Purchasing Network’s Paper Purchasing Guide contains information on environmental and human health impacts; cost, quality, and supply issues; best practices; policies; specifications; and standards aimed at government and other large institutional purchasers.

 

BOOK PUBLISHERS

Conservatree’s Master Environmental Paper List Lists environmentally preferable book papers, including detailed information on recycled content, bleaching process, and certifications.

Green Press Initiative’s Toolkit for Responsible Paper Use Outlines paper impacts, steps for environmentally responsible book production, paper use guidelines, and a policy template.

Canopy provides authors, marketing managers, paper manufacturers, printers,production managers, and publishers steps to green book production. The Book Eco-Paper Kit offers further tips, terms, and resources as well as a paper-sourcing guide.

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

AIGA Center for Sustainable Design provides resources to help designers incorporate environmental responsibility into their work, including a background report on environmentally preferable paper and a list of sustainable paper choices.

Re-Nourish is an online tool advocating awareness and action for sustainable systems thinking in the communication design community.

Conservatree’s Master Environmental Paper List lists environmentally preferable printing and writing papers, including detailed information on recycled content, bleaching process, and certifications.

OFFICE MANAGERS

RePaper Project’s Office Paper Recovery Guide for Office Managers.

California Integrated Waste Management Board’s Measuring the Success of Office Paper Reduction Efforts provides methods to measure the impacts of paper reduction strategies, paper recycling, and buying recycled paper.

Conservatree’s Guide to Office Papers lists environmentally preferable copy paper, including environmental attributes and availability. Also provides information on action items, paper choices, local sources for paper purchasing, and other environmental information.

Responsible Purchasing Network’s Paper Purchasing Guide contains covers uncoated copy paper, also known as multipurpose office paper, and outlines best practices for paper and printing management.  It also includes an environmental impact calculator; examples of procurement policies and specifications being used by reliable institutions; a summary of relevant environmental standards; a searchable database of recommended recycled-content alternatives.

NEWSPAPERS

Conservatree’s Master Environmental Paper List lists environmentally preferable newsprint, including detailed information on recycled content and mill location.

Canopy presents paper manufacturers and printers with suggested steps for greening newspaper production.

Green Press Initiative report A Brighter Shade of Green: Opportunities for Newspapers in the New Era ofConsumer Environmentalism