What Publishers Need to Know About Foreign-Sourced Papers: A Q&A with Green Press Initiative’s Todd Pollak
Pollak says China and South Korea may be sourcing your paper from Indonesia, which in turn could be doing considerable damage to the social and environmental health of that country.
“There’s no denying that it’s a lot cheaper,” he says of printing in those Asian countries. “It’s a cost issue, and that’s why they’re printing over there. The balance comes from the consideration of what you’re getting for what you’re paying for. How does it affect the people and wildlife that depend on the forest?”