Wednesday, May 28, 2008

HP Gets Kudos for Paper Policy

ForestEthics has announced its support of a comprehensive new paper policy from Hewlett-Packard, the latest in a gathering wave of eco-conscious planning in the office supply, retail, and technology sectors. More than four years in the making, the policy is the product of collaboration between ForestEthics, HP, World Wildlife Fund and other stakeholders dedicated to furthering environmentally sustainable business practices within the world’s largest corporations.

The paper products covered under HP’s new policy amount to more than 300,000 tons, including its retail printing paper, all packaging, promotional materials, and internally used paper.

Pat Tiernan, vice president of Social and Environmental Responsibility at HP, said, “using technology innovation to lessen the impacts of all industries in the global economy, HP’s paper policy, one of the most comprehensive in the industry, is an important part of our dedication to environmental responsibility.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Big News: Introducing the Wheat Sheet

The Globe and Mail reported yesterday on a big announcement from Markets Initiative and Canadian Geographic:

"For the first time in North America, a glossy magazine will be published on paper made from the pulp of wheat straw, a development advocates say could herald the birth of a new resource industry that would alleviate some of the pressure on Canadian forests."

Markets Initiative which helped develop the paper, calls it the best thing for forests since sliced bread. "The Wheat Sheet promises huge conservation gains, could spark a brand new resource industry in Canada and develop a new revenue stream for farmers. It's a win-win-win for the North American paper industry, farming communities, and our climate."

Learn more or watch a video of a news clip on CBC.