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Next Generation LCA Reveals One Hundred Times Lower Impact on Global Climate for 100% PCW Recycled Coated Paper vs. Virgin

Boston, Vancouver, October 8, 2015 – Today at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics conference, New Leaf released a new Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) revealing significant environmental benefits of Reincarnation (100% PCW recycled coated paper) over alternatives made with virgin wood fiber. The study, conducted by SCS Global Services, is the first in the paper industry to use … Continued

GREENBIZ: Why HM, Eileen Fisher and other fashion giants are saving forests

October 7, 2015. Originally published in GreenBiz by Heather Clancy. Several years ago, forest advocacy organization Canopy Group noticed a puzzling trend. While production of paper made with virgin fibers was shrinking appreciably, the number of ancient trees sacrificed for industrial logging wasn’t declining. Further analysis yielded a troubling conclusion: Millions of trees are disappearing every year … Continued

PIONEERS POST: A stable climate is a very fundamental human right

September 30, 2015. Originally published in Pioneers Post by Lee Mannion. Self confessed “professional tree hugger” Nicole Rycroft has saved 60 million acres of ancient forest since she started Canopy in 1999. Pioneers Post went to find out what makes her tick. The old adage of never judging a book by its cover is never truer … Continued

GRAPHIC ARTS MAGAZINE: Rolland Paper Mill sets bold new eco-precedent for forest conservation

Originally published in Graphic Arts Magazine by Tony Curcio.  Rolland Enterprises (St-Jérôme, Quebec), the Canadian-based producer of fine recycled paper, has announced its commitment to advance the protection of endangered forests, engage in research and development of alternatives to tree fibre, and avoid all controversial forest fibre sources. With this policy, developed in cooperation with international environmental … Continued

L’usine de papier Rolland crée un précédent écologique pour la conservation des forêts

St-Jérôme, Vancouver, 23 septembre 2015 – En tant que producteur canadien de papier recyclé de spécialité, Les entreprises Rolland inc. est heureuse d’annoncer son engagement à contribuer à la protection des forêts en péril. De plus, la compagnie souhaite investir dans la recherche et le développement en vue de trouver de nouvelles fibres et ainsi éviter … Continued

HUFFINGTON POST: The Silver Lining Beneath Fashion’s Dirty Supply Chains, three Innovative Solutions to the Industry’s Sustainability Problem

September 16, 2015. Originally published in the Huffington Post by Kristie Wang. Consumers across the globe care about whether their clothes are ethically produced, and they want to be able to make purchases that match their values. According to a recent Nielsen report, 55% of consumers surveyed across 60 countries want to buy brands that are … Continued

Working together we will protect the forests

We all know that the majority of our shirts, pants and sweaters are “Made In China”. So when Canopy began our efforts to collaboratively find solutions to protect the world’s forests from ending up in clothing we knew it wouldn’t be long before our work took us to China, the land of massive production, pandas and bamboo.

Indonesia’s Largest Driver Of Deforestation Shifts Gears

On a recent visit to northern Sumatra I was struck by just how spectacular a global legacy the rainforests of Indonesia are. Home to orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos, Indonesia’s lush rainforests are the inspiration of storybooks. And with 60 billion metric tons of carbon stored in Indonesia’s peatlands, these forests are unsung heroes for our climate.

Sateri starts down new path to sustainability with Canopy

Today, another of the world’s largest viscose producers, Sateri, announced its new Pulp Sourcing Policy. It will shift the company away from the world’s endangered forests, high carbon rainforests and socially controversial sources. This breakthrough policy was developed in collaboration with international environmental not-for-profit, Canopy. It covers Sateri’s global wood sourcing for mills based in … Continued

THE GUARDIAN: Sprint to switch to wheat straw paper in two-month sustainability trial

June 4, 2015. Originally published in The Guardian by Ucilia Wang. In August, millions of Sprint customers will receive letters from the telecom giant that will look like ordinary pieces of white paper, but will be made from fibers from wheat fields instead of forests. Sprint is launching a two-month pilot project to test run printing papers … Continued

Building momentum for CanopyStyle.org: G-Star RAW joins Initiative to Protect Forests

Today, international environmental not-for-profit, Canopy, is delighted to announce that the earth’s ancient and endangered forests have an even larger fan base with a new player joining the initiative CanopyStyle.org. Innovation and sustainability leader G-Star RAW is adding their pioneering styles to the growing list of international clothing brands, retailers and designers committing not to use endangered forests … Continued

Printing Impressions: Canopy’s latest guide for business ranks North American printers on sustainability performance

Originally published in Printing Impressions. International environmental not-for-profit Canopy has released a report that profiles the environmental performance of North America’s largest printers at Sustainable Brands, a conference where major print customers are gathered. “The Blueline Report 2015: North American Printers: Sustainability, Transparency, Paper Sourcing and Forest Conservation” ranks major printers on a set of 29 key … Continued

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