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March 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Good to Know: "Pulp Waste Could Be Useful In Cement Production"

Fernando Castro and Candida Vilarinho of the University of Minho, Portugal, have looked at the paper-making process and found a way to use the waste as raw materials in the production of clinker, a base material for Portland cement.
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Added by Better Paper Project on March 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Good to Know: "Do-It-Yourself Magazines, Cheaply Slick"

With a new Web service called MagCloud, Hewlett-Packard hopes to make it easier and cheaper to crank out a magazine than running photocopies at the local copy shop. Click here to read full article.

Added by Better Paper Project on March 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Good to Know: "Loggers Try to Adapt to Greener Economy"

nytimes.com | Booming timber towns with three-shift lumber mills are a distant memory in the densely forested Northwest. Yet in parts of the region, the decline is being met by an unlikely optimism. Some people who have long fought to clear-cut the region’s verdant slopes are trying to reposition themselves for a more environmentally friendly economy, motivated by changing political interests, the federal stimulus package and sheer desperation.…

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Added by Better Paper Project on March 28, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Good to Know: "Environmental Coalition Debunks Carbon Neutral Paper"

The Environmental Paper Network is challenging the use of the term “carbon-neutral paper” in a new report by a coalition of leading environmental organizations and prepared by environmental research group Climate for Ideas. The report finds that the scope of the impacts on forests and the burning of fuels in paper’s production are often cloaked by the use of the term ‘carbon neutral,’ and offers recommendations to improve the measuring of the carbon footprint of paper products.… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on March 24, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Good to Know: "Green Products Going Strong Despite Economy, Studies Find"

It's true, as GreenBiz.com executive editor Joel Makower wrote last month, that even during rough economic times like these, marketers' surveys of consumers almost always report exceedingly optimistic returns of how likely shoppers are to choose green products. Click here to read full article.

Added by Better Paper Project on March 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Good to Know: "The Magazine Isn't Dying"

The latest magazine failures signaled to many publishing observers that magazines - long thought to be insulated from the digital forces battering the newspaper industry - are locked in their own death spiral. For evidence, they point out that since last March, more than two dozen major magazines have folded. But a closer look at the types of magazines that have closed reveals a more nuanced and, in many respects, hopeful portrait of the magazine business.… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on March 17, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

SustainPrint Article: "Join Us in Celebration of Fellow Publishers' Achievements"

With so much bad news in publishing these days, it is especially important to celebrate the industry's good news. Please join Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines at a special awards dinner on Monday evening, March 23, as they recognize the significant achievements of our publishing colleagues:



• Esquire magazine and Harlequin Enterprises will be presented with the Publishing Innovators of the Year awards for their industry-leading innovations that are helping to move the… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on March 13, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Good to Know: "85 per cent of Amazonian rain forest at risk of destruction"

The Amazonian rainforest is likely to suffer catastrophic damage, even with the lowest temperature rises forecast under climate change, researchers have decided. The damage will be so severe that it will cause irreversible changes to the world’s weather patterns, which is expected to bring more storms, floods and heat waves to Britain.
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Added by Better Paper Project on March 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

With Rachael Ray, every day is a green day!

Every Day with Rachael Ray is well-known for providing a "keep-it-real" attitude to cooking, entertaining, style and travel. However, some might be surprised to find out that this popular lifestyle magazine is also a leader in the environmental publishing movement, its impressively swift growth having overshadowed the equally noteworthy achievement of printing on 85% recycled paper. Here’s what the Rachael Ray… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on March 9, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

What's In Your Magazine Paper?

This post is part of a Paper Planet blog series on the varied content of different types of paper.



Magazine paper uses similar resources to office, book or newsprint paper: wood fiber, water, energy, and a variety of minerals and chemicals. The distinguishing characteristic of magazine paper is the use of printer-applied coatings to prevent smudging and to provide a desirable finish. "Better papers"… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on March 9, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

It’s time to have “the talk” with your printer.

So, you’ve decided you’d like to switch to better paper. Congratulations! You’ve made an important decision that will significantly and quantifiably reduce your carbon emissions, water pollution and energy use. Now it’s time to have “the talk” with your printer. This can be a sensitive conversation because, as you know, every printer has relationships with different paper mills in order to get good deals on paper pricing. Perhaps the printer has a relationship with a paper mill that… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on March 9, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Good to Know: "Can journalism schools oversee public-interest news orgs of the future?"

The journalism blogs have been alive with discussion of the problem of sustaining public-interest news in a converged environment that simply doesn't want to pay for news. The collapse of quality journalism isn't just a concern for journalists; it's a developing disaster in terms of accountability in government and the control of official corruption. Click here to read full article.

Added by Better Paper Project on March 9, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Good to Know: "As Earth Day Nears, eBay Shows Its Green Side"

In a new program centered on Earth Day, eBay is becoming the latest company to promote its green credentials. Apart from the site, ebaygreenteam.com, the way eBay is announcing its green credentials has troubled some environmentalists. A big part of eBay’s effort is a five-page insert in all 14 April editions of Hearst’s monthly magazines, timed to coincide with Earth Day. But Hearst magazines do not use recycled paper.… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on March 3, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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