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Protecting Forests, Climate, and Communities

Recycled paper protects endangered forests, the climate, and nearby communities. Brand new virgin paper production, despite some advances, still produces massive pollution to our air, contaminates our water, and releases greenhouse gases during production. Paper sent to the landfill continues to cause damage by releasing harmful methane into our atmosphere. Recycled paper is necessary in order to make the most of the resource and keep landfills free of paper products. 

Today, recycled paper is available from top paper manufacturers and satisfies all printing requirements. By choosing recycled paper, you are voting with your dollars for a cleaner and healthier planet.

In order to boost demand for environmental paper, Green America’s Better Paper Project works closely with publishers to choose the best recycled and FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified paper for their publication. Printing on recycled paper has proved an easy and cost effective method for brand building and attracting new readers. Publishers, please visit our website to learn more about the environmental and business benefits of moving to recycled paper.

Everyone has the power to reduce pressure placed on forests worldwide. Consumers can demand environmentally responsible magazines and only buy recycled and FSC-certified paper for their homes and offices and stay informed by reading these recycled paper resources.

Questions? Comments? Email Better Paper Project Director Beth Porter or call 202.872.5349.



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