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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

New business guide ranks printers

Meeting your sustainability goals requires partners whose own policies and practices support you in hitting your targets. Printers are the gatekeepers to the eco-qualities of your paper products — be it your annual report or latest marketing materials.

SUPPLY MANAGEMENT: Rayon producer commits to forest protection policy

By Marino Donati, originally published in Supply Management. Rayon producer Aditya Birla has pledged to eliminate sourcing from ancient and endangered forests for all of its viscose fibres. The Indian manufacturer produces 20 per cent of the world’s supply of the material, made from wood pulp fibres, which is widely used in clothing and textiles. The commitment … Continued

New guide for business ranks printers on sustainability performance

Canopy finds gap widening between top performers and those slow to move San Diego, Vancouver – Today international environmental not-for-profit, Canopy, 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 … Continued

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