15 Jul '11, 11am

Corporate Paper Policies Paying Dividends for Recycling, FSC

Corporate Paper Policies Paying Dividends for Recycling, FSC

Green paper procurement policies by large corporate buyers are playing a major role in boosting demand for responsibly sourced virgin fiber in the marketplace and pushing U.S. recycling rates to record levels. Paper recovery rose to a record 63.4 percent in 2009, with landfill paper deposits down nearly 40 percent since 2005. At the same time, the number of acres certified by the Forest Stewardship Counci l (FSC) has soared by 66 million acres during the last four years, according to a new report from the Environmental Paper Network (EPN). "This shows how leadership by large purchasers in the marketplace is shifting demand for paper over to environmentally preferable solutions," said Joshua Martin, EPN director. "Paper suppliers are changing to meet that demand, and it's the corporate leadership of some of these large paper purchasers that is driving that." "The State of t...

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