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June 10, 2012

10 Questions About Toshiba's No-Print Day

In a stunning display of greenwashing and ignorance, a U.S. branch of Toshiba has proclaimed October 23 National No-Print Day.

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Jun. 14, 2010

RISI-Series: ICT – Killing paper off with a greener image? Part III


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Mai. 24, 2010

RISI-Series: ICT – Killing paper off with a greener image? Part II

LONDON, Mai. 24, 2010 (RISI) - Well, it looks like we have stepped on a hornets' nest.

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Mai. 10, 2010

RISI-Series: ICT – Killing paper off with a greener image? Part I


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Mär. 9, 2010

E-read it and weep?

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5th March 2010

Technology boom – a potential threat to industry

The technological boom poses a potential threat for the pulp and paper industry in that, globally, more people are turning to digital media rather than newsprint. Pulp and paper producer Sappi is responding to this threat with its own initiatives.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Newspapers Are Greener Than Web News, Says Environmental Expert

Which is greener, getting news online or reading a newspaper? For environmental expert and activist Sarah Westervelt, the obvious answer is the printed newspaper.

Newsprint still vital

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By Chris Cook, Deputy Editor, PPI Pulp & Paper Week, RISI

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2009 - At a speech in Barcelona the other day, World Association of Newspapers (WAN) president Gavin O'Reilly had an upbeat message for newspaper executives from more than 50 countries who had come to exchange ideas on business strategies for the future.

  • 1.9 billion people read a paid daily newspaper every day
  • Newspapers reach 41% more adults than the world wide web
  • More adults read a newspaper every day than people eat a Big Mac every year

Don't print...

...isn't going Green

It is increasingly popular to bash the use of paper. The industry is an easy target as everyone uses paper and the presentation of the industry is laughable (think Dunder Mifflin on The Office).

Despite the many environmentally friendly actions taken by the paper, printing and publishing industries, little is known of these efforts due to a self-inflicted inability to publicize them. Unlike the auto or fuel industries, we don’t spend any money as an industry on effective green promotion.

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