Category: PaperFutures

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

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

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.

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