The resources below provide a wealth of information to assist you in responding to key questions about the sustainability of print and paper.
Print and Pixel Logic Poster - A Guide "To Print" or "Not to Print" Responsibly
Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) - Paper Related Programs and Initiatives
"We've all seen that little message at the bottom of emails," said Natural Logic CEO Gil Friend, "saying, in effect, 'Don't even think about printing this email!' It's not that simple of course; the right choice depends on several factors -- what's the information for, who will be using it, for how long -- as well as on your technology and paper choices." That's why we produced this Print and Pixel Logic poster:
to make it easier to decide 'Should I print this or not?' "
Print and Paper Industry Sustainability Reports and Communications
- A list of key ENGO initiatives to reduce the environmental impacts of paper production and use. This list is presented as a directory only, not as an endorsement of any content.
Print and Paper Sustainability Initiatives
- A list of several leading U.S. companies in the print and paper sectors who have published reports on their environmental performance and other sustainability metrics.
The Life Cycle and Environmental Impacts of Paper
Resources on the State of U.S. and Global Forests
Learn More About the Lacey Act
Tips for Managing Risk Under the Lacey Act
The World Resource Institute offers tips on how companies in the paper supply chain can avert the risk of purchasing paper that contains illegal fiber: http://pdf.wri.org/paper_and_the_lacey_act.pdf
Energy, Climate Change and Carbon Footprint
Sustainable Paper Purchasing and Environmental ScorecardsSustainable Print DesignEnvironmental Marketing
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Get Started Kit
The Global Reporting Initiative's redesigned website includes a host of resources for companies that want to publish a GRI-aligned sustainability report, including this online starter kit.
From Greenwash to Great. A Practical Guide to Great Green Marketing (without the Greenwash)
This handbook from Ogilvy Earth
offers a set of actionable principles to avoid greenwashing. It reflects the point of view that avoiding greenwash begins long before a creative team sits down to write; it requires placing sustainability at the heart of the marketing process.
Create a Customized Poster to Promote Paper Recycling in Your Workplace
American Forest and Paper Association
Renewable Energy Certification
Green-e Marketplace re:print - Center for Resource Solutions
Green-e Marketplace re:print, is a program that grants use of the Green-e logo on materials sourced from paper and printers that use renewable energy. Green-e Marketplace certifies printers and paper lines that use renewable energy like solar, wind, and biomass energy. When a company chooses to join Green-e Marketplace as a certified printer or paper manufacturer, it gains access to thousands of clients demanding responsible and clean printing options. Green-e Marketplace re:print allows customers to source their printing responsibly and communicate their actions through the nationally recognized Green-e logo.