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Key elements of sustainable paper procurement: Part 2

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Paper manufacturing is a key part of the environmental life-cycle of papermaking because it uses raw materials and resources including fiber, energy, and water, and also generates emissions to air, water and landfills. The operational “eco-efficiency” of pulp and paper mills varies from one site to the next, based on local regulations and how mills have used best-available-techniques. The age of the mill and the amount of investments made to upgrade technology and equipment will often drive environmental performance. For example, final mill effluent quality and chemical use can be influenced by bleaching method used

It’s more than Print that’s changing

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Paper making has changed over the past decades. The industry uses renewable energy more that ever, it has reduced water usage and has increased the use of recovered fiber; forest certification and chain of custody now insure the end user that the right things are being done, really! But it also has been keeping up… Read More »

Paper Still Works!

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In 2011, more than ever we live in a technology driven society. Communication has become instant and it can be said it can be better. It is much different than say 10 years ago but is it still better than print on paper?  Does paper based communication still have a place in the world? Well… Read More »

ISO versus the FTC on Post Consumer Waste

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Ever heard this one before? A print buyer sends the specs for a job specifying “recycled paper”. We’re talking about recycled “content” here, which is simply any percentage of the paper made from fiber (paper) that has been diverted from a waste stream. This is further broken down into pre- and post-consumer waste components. Commonly,… Read More »

Digital Inkjet: The Paper Challenge

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By Jack Miller, Principal Consultant, Market-Intell In the world of digital print and paper, “nirvana” is a press that is capable of producing offset quality at a competitive cost on the same papers that printers use on their offset presses.  For the most part, coated and uncoated offset papers run reasonably well with toner-based digital laser printing,… Read More »