What Publishers Need to Know About Foreign-Sourced Papers: A Q&A with Green Press Initiative’s Todd Pollak
Extra: How can publishers make sure foreign-sourced paper comes from a responsible source?
Pollak: The best thing to do is to … avoid using papers for which you cannot confirm the origin of the fiber. Using papers with a high recycled content is a great way to ensure that the fiber is not sourced from controversial sources, as is using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified papers …. It’s really important that publishers start a dialog with their suppliers about the origin of the fiber and send a message to the supply chain that this is an important issue …. GPI has developed a survey publishers can use as a tool for asking these kinds of questions of suppliers (www.GreenPressInitiative.org/tools/bookindustry.htm).