Canopy supports major magazine conglomerates to implement impactful environmental initiatives. The buying power of these publishers contributes to systemic change in an industry that, until recently, only used virgin forest papers. The impact of this shift to ecopaper is directly helping to advance forest conservation, catalyze supply chain shifts and enable smaller magazine titles to also have access ecopaper options.


Setting the Bar for Eco-publishing in Magazines

Canopy’s ongoing work with the Canadian magazine industry has gained substantial ground. We have reached critical mass in Canada with all four of the country’s major consumer magazine conglomerates, and many small and independent titles, enacting environmental paper procurement policies.

Rogers Publishing, Transcontinental Inc., St. Joseph Communications and TVA Publishing have all developed ecopaper policies with a preference for recycled and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified fiber. These industry giants represent over one quarter of the total paper volume used by consumer magazines.

Canopy’s cutting edge work with the magazine sector in Canada noted below leads the way for magazines internationally:

  • More than 180 Canadian magazines are committed to protecting forests by giving preference to (recycled – link), FSC fibre and/or (agricultural residue fibre – link).
  • Many more magazines including Canadian Geographic, Canadian Art, Maclean’s, Chatelaine, ON NATURE, Breathe a.s.c and Alive print on paper with 10 – 50% recycled content.
  • A decade ago, not a single printer stocked or sourced Canopy’s Ancient Forest Friendly™ or FSC papers for magazines. Today, more than 30 magazine printers stock this paper as part of their standard inventory.


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