Our Industry's 'Green' Suppliers
Domtar's EarthCote coated and uncoated papers are certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and contain 30-percent PCW.
New Leaf's Mission Possible
No article on the leaders of environmental sustainability efforts in the publishing industry would be complete without some mention of New Leaf Paper. New Leaf not only offers eco-papers, but its mission is to "be the leading national source for environmentally responsible, economically sound paper." It also aims to inspire environmental responsibility in the paper industry.
It produces paper using high post-consumer recycled content, and most of its papers are whitened without chlorine or chlorine compounds. It offers coated grades, opaque papers, offset papers Its book publication papers are among the most eco-friendly papers available. Its EcoBook 100 features 100-percent PCW, and is processed chlorine free, and its EcoBook 60 is 90-percent recycled, 60-percent PCW and 10-percent FSC-certified virgin fiber. It is also elemental chlorine free. New Leaf EcoBook can be manufactured and shipped in two to three weeks (with a 40,000 lb. minimum order).
Unisource Receives SmartWood Certification
Unisource, a privately held paper distributor, recently earned certification for its largest fine paper division (in Addison, Ill.) by the Rainforest Alliance Certification, a certification program accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council. The certification program, called SmartWood, recognizes Unisource for offering paper that comes from forests managed to protect wildlife habitat and invigorate communities.
Unisource-Addison purchases paper from mills including Domtar, Neenah Paper, Mohawk, and Finch Pruyn, whose pulp comes from forests that meet the FSC's rigorous standards for environmental and social responsibility. SmartWood/FSC "chain-of-custody" certification tracks paper all along the supply chain, from the forests to the retailer, ensuring that it is produced in accordance with strict criteria.
According to Unisource, its corporate headquarters are also interested in pursuing FSC-certification across its divisions.