Category: PaperFutures

Blueline Sustainability Ranking: The Tool for Reaching Eco-Minded Customers

The trend toward corporate transparency and sustainability leadership is taking hold around the globe and across sectors in response to ever escalating customer and consumer demand. The most recent indicator of this was announced in March when up and coming global clothing giant Uniqlo posted — publicly — a list of 150 suppliers as part … Continued

ROLLAND BLOG: Green Champions – Canopy Sees Environmental Leadership Shifting to Companies

Interview by Renee Yardley, originally Published in the Rolland Inc. blog.   Nicole Rycroft, Founder and Executive Director of Canopy, a Vancouver-based non-profit that harnesses the power of the marketplace to help protect the world’s endangered forests, speaks about the environmental role of businesses, creative solutions, and the rare spirit bear.   Q: On a … Continued

Canopy’s Ecopaper Database – The “Holy Grail” of Directories for North America’s Best Environmental Papers

Canopy launches expanded go-to resource for print customers with sustainability preferences   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, May 9, 2017 – As a growing number of manufacturers seek to meet the growing market for environmental papers and packaging, Canopy launched its updated Ecopaper Database today. The much-anticipated 2017 iteration of this online resource features more than … Continued

The Link Between Forest Fires and Your Paper Choices

Originally published in Printing Impressions by Canopy Campaigner Catherine Stewart. Record-breaking heat is blasting the southwest as fires devour parts of California, New Mexico and Arizona. Eighty-thousand people were recently evacuated from the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray as fire raged through Canada’s boreal forest. Another dry, hot summer with the risk of more … Continued

Recipe for a sustainable sourcing policy with sauce

Originally published in Rolland Inc. by Canopy Campaigner Neva Murtha. Over the 15 years Canopy has been working with publishers, printers, large corporate paper buyers, and pulp and paper mills (including Rolland) to develop and implement sustainable paper procurement policies, we have seen tremendous shifts in where the “leadership bar” is set. Some companies, such … Continued

Looking for the most sustainable printers in North America? Canopy’s Updated Blueline Ranking shows Clear Leaders.

Vancouver, May 5th, 2016 – Today international non-profit Canopy released an update to its award-winning Blueline Report, which profiles and ranks the environmental performance of North America’s largest printers. It ranks major printers on a set of twenty-eight key criteria and directs consumer brands to the sector’s leaders in environmental performance. The update comes within … Continued

It’s Not 1776 – But You Can Join the New Revolution

Originally published in Printing Impressions. Revolutionary change can happen suddenly, whether it’s a “tea party” that results in a new nation or the near-instant embrace of a social media platform that reshapes our reality virtually overnight. Or revolutions can take time, building slowly as more innovations occur, technological advances take hold and momentum grows. In … Continued

Cineplex Entertainment gets our award for blockbuster of the year by switching to recycled paper for Cineplex Magazine!

Toronto, ON – January 27, 2016 Canopy, an award-winning environmental not-for-profit organization, is delighted with Cineplex Entertainment’s leadership in working to ensure a brighter future for the world’s endangered forests and species. Now in effect, the text pages of Cineplex Magazine and Le Magazine Cineplex are made of 100 per cent recycled paper (with 85 per … Continued

Research Shows Customers Want to Trust – and Verify

Originally published in Printing Impressions by Catherine Stewart. As focus on the environment increases—from government commitments on climate action to personal and corporate sourcing of ethical products—it shouldn’t surprise us that customers want more information. As a recent global CSR report verified “nearly all global consumers expect companies to act responsibly, but half need to hear … Continued

PRINTCAN: Canopy’s Blueline Report Wins Gold at Canadian Printing Awards

18 November, 2015. Originally published in PrintCAN. Canopy’s guide to the most forest-friendly North American printers, The Blueline Report 2015, has been awarded a Canadian Printing Award. The report took home Gold in the Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Service category, during the annual event on Nov. 12. “This award recognizes the value of The Blueline Report and … Continued

Canopy wins Gold at Printing Awards for 2015 Green Printer Report and Rankings

November 13, 2015 Toronto, Canada. Canopy is honoured and delighted to share the news that The Blueline Report 2015 – a guide to the most forest-friendly North American printers – has been awarded the Gold for “Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Service” at the annual Canadian Printing Awards, held last night in Toronto. The award comes at the same time … Continued

MONGABAY: New research shows just how much better recycled paper is for forests

October 13, 2015. Originally published in Mongabay by Mike Gaworecki. A new life cycle analysis shows the substantial environmental benefits of 100 percent recycled paper over paper made from virgin wood fiber. The study, conducted by SCS Global Services on behalf of New Leaf Paper, a company that specializes in “tree free” paper, is the first to use a new … Continued

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