08 Jul '11, 9pm

Sprint Earns Top Grade for Cutting Junk Mail, Using Greener Paper

Sprint Earns Top Grade for Cutting Junk Mail, Using Greener Paper

When junk mail goes straight from the mailbox to the recycling bin, it's easy to think of all the senders as simply wasting paper, but advocacy group ForestEthics says in a new report that the nuances of company paper policies set some on a higher environmental bar from others. The group's "Green Grades" report ranks 12 credit card, insurance and telecom companies that heavily use paper for billing, mailing and internal communications. Each company's grade is based on its use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sources, avoidance of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified sources, post-consumer recycled paper content and paper use reduction. ForestEthics gives no credibility to SFI, one of several forest certification programs around the world, and urges companies to declare purchasing preferences for FSC sources. As GreenBiz.com editor Leslie Guevarra wr...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/07/08/sprint-earns-top-...

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