The U.S. is the largest market for paper products in the world, producing 90 million tons of paper annually and, in-turn, consuming about 100 million tons. Despite improved technologies for refining post consumer pulp, virgin fiber is still a significant requirement, as only 35% of current consumption is met by using recycled fiber.
While recycled fiber is a key element for responsible paper consumption, it is has become clear that sustainable forest management, with regard to paper manufacturing, is critical. Paper and printers that have been certified by the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program meet the strict standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) By choosing FSC certified printers and materials for your next print publication, you can be assured that the wood for the paper has been selected and harvested with care to the environment.
Seattle Publishing works with FSC certified printers for all of our print publication projects.
For FSC’s Smart Guide for paper, clickhttps://us.fsc.org/paper-printing.212.htm