The Naked Truth: Newspapers have no packaging; no PET, no BPA, no glass, no aluminum, no cardboard, no foam, no tape.
Our product is the news - what’s going on in the world and in our neighbourhood, created by professional journalists – on newsprint – and online.
Wood is the most abundant renewable material on earth. Paper is renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable.
Newspapers have long been recognized as an integral part of any democratic process and the public’s right-to-know. In providing this public benefit, they make a significant contribution to public education on waste diversion.
A large portion of the newsprint produced worldwide is based on mechanical pulp (a by-product fibre, which remains after sawmills have optimized the cutting of logs into lumber) and increasing amounts are made, partly or entirely, from recovered fibre, such as old newspapers and old magazines. Depending on the type of mechanical pulp used, some chemical pulp may be added to strengthen the sheet.
- PPPC (Pulp and Paper Products Council)
DID YOU KNOW? Newspapers use vegetable-based instead of chemical inks and eliminate harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the production process – this is now standard.
Newspapers are committed to supporting the five principles of sustainable fibre (Harvest Legally Regenerate Promptly, Promote Recycling and Recovery, Welcome Independent Scrutiny, Reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)) and reducing our environmental impact through measures including and not confined to:
- Waste reduction and paper recovery programs in production and internal business process
- GHG (Green House Gases) reduction through efficiencies in reducing power consumption
- Use of vegetable-based instead of chemical inks and elimination of harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the production process – this is now standard. Some newspapers are exploring the use of non-wood agricultural residues;
- Reduction of our page formats, while preserving content and readability;
- Increase in recycled content;
- Creation and expansion of “Environmental” and “Green Guide” sections devoted to environmental issues
- Continuation of providing online content
… the story’s not over – there’s still more to do!
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