What Publishers Need to Know About Foreign-Sourced Papers: A Q&A with Green Press Initiative’s Todd Pollak
… Over 150 publishers, including Random House, Scholastic and Simon & Schuster, have set strong environmental policies. Some of these policies not only set goals for the amount of recycled fiber they use, but also set a target or state a preference for FSC-certified paper. Some publishers like Amber Lotus, Pearson and Chronicle are also importing the paper themselves so that they can be sure they know where it is coming from, and that is has ecological attributes. … Staples has stopped sourcing paper from Asia Pulp and Paper, the largest paper producer in Indonesia. That’s the best way publishers can help—to send a clear message to their suppliers that they are not willing to purchase paper that is potentially from endangered forests or areas of social conflict.