What Publishers Need to Know About Foreign-Sourced Papers: A Q&A with Green Press Initiative’s Todd Pollak
Pollak spoke with Book Business Extra about how book publishers can be more environmentally and socially responsible when sourcing paper.
Book Business Extra: What are the impacts of foreign-sourced paper on Indonesian forests?
Todd Pollak: Obviously, the impacts are likely to be most significant if the paper is sourced from countries that import large quantities of Indonesian pulp and paper. By far, the largest two purchasers of Indonesian pulp are China and South Korea. So, books printed in those countries pose the greatest threat to Indonesia’s forests and people.