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RELEASE: Organizations from Europe and Around the World Send Letter to Financiers on Indonesia Forests

By: European Environmental Paper Network

Added: Nov 6, 2012
Sixty environmental and social non-governmental organisations, including a dozen Indonesian civil society groups, have sent letters to banks and other financial institutions around the world asking for assurances that they will not invest in increased pulp milling capacity by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) or other companies associated with the Sinar Mas Group until reforms have been achieved.

RELEASE: New wheat straw copy paper one of the most environmentally sustainable in North America

By: Canopy

Added: Oct 25, 2012
Offsetters, Canada’s leading carbon management solutions provider, released a landmark life cycle comparison research study today. The study compared Prairie Pulp & Paper Inc.’s recently launched wheat straw-­based Step Forward PaperTM with other copy paper types available in North America.

Victory for Forests: Disney Changes Sourcing On All Its Paper Products, Takes a Stand for Endangered Forests and Animals

By: Becky Tarbotton, Rainforest Action Network

Added: Oct 11, 2012
Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there’s no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day. This entertainment giant, which is the world’s biggest publisher of children’s books and magazines, has adopted what may be one of the most far-reaching paper policies ever, including groundbreaking safeguards for the climate and human rights.

October's Featured Member: Better Paper Project

By: Suzanna Baum

Added: Oct 11, 2012
Greetings and Salutations! Each month brings another featured member to our attention here on the Paper Planet. It’s my goal to get all of us more familiar with one another as people, as organizations, and as a network. This month I got together with Frank Locantore, Director of Green America’s Better Paper Project, and another founder of the Environmental Paper Network

September's Featured Member: Product Policy Institute

By: Suzanna Baum

Added: Sep 20, 2012
Hello again! It’s time for another interview with one of our amazing members. Every month I pick an organization to feature so that our network can get a more intricate feel for each other's work. This month I got to know Bill Sheehan, Executive Director at the Product Policy Institute.

Photo Essay: What's In Your Jackson Paper?

By: Joshua Martin, EPN Director

Added: Sep 20, 2012
Jackson Paper is the largest producer of recycled paper in North Carolina making 100% recycled corrugating medium to supply paper to cardboard box-makers throughout the Southeast United States.

Meet Version 3.2 and the Power Users of EPN's Life Cycle Impact Calculator for Paper

By: Joshua Martin, EPN Director

Added: Aug 15, 2012
Today our Network released a new version of the Paper Calculator, v3.2, to better assist paper buyers with measuring the environmental impact of their paper usage and shifting to paper that supports climate and endangered forest protection.

RELEASE: Introduction of straw-based copy paper for Canadian consumers: A turning point in protecting forests

By: Canopy

Added: Aug 14, 2012
Today marks an important step forward in protecting forests: straw-based copy paper with 80 per cent less forest fibre than traditional paper is now widely available to Canadian consumers, small businesses and home offices at Staples Canada.

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Canopy: TVA Publications Announces Eco-Paper Policy

TVA Publications switches 90% of its titles to FSC certified paper - In support of earth day, TVA Publications, the largest magazine publisher in Quebec, announced today that it is adopting an eco-paper policy.....

Paper Calculator ReLaunched In Time for Earth Day

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