The myths and misconceptions surrounding the paper and print industry suggest that paper-based media contributes to mass deforestation and has an adverse effect on the environment. The truth is: it doesn’t. Industries that depend on trees, such as print, need thriving, growing forests to be able to thrive and grow themselves. It’s in our interest. Ironic as it may sound, paper makes trees. And yes, our industry does have a carbon footprint. Almost every industry does, but it’s not as big as has been made out; have a read through our incredible facts to find out how our footprint compares.
Did You Know?
Your mood will improve by up to 29% if exposed to a positive tactile feeling (Source: Royal Mail). Print is the only medium that can offer this.
Newton Print only use papers sourced from responsibly managed forests printed with vegetable-based inks.
Print is actually a more environmentally friendly medium for disseminating information than electronic media? For example, reading a newspaper can consume 20% less carbon than viewing news online (source: Swedish Royal Institute for Technology)
For every tree cut down in managed European forests 3-4 are replanted in its place.
Recycled paper isn’t necessarily better for the environment than virgin paper. Modern paper mills producing virgin paper using nuclear, hydro or bio-fuelled energy source may well have a lower carbon footprint than a mill making recycled paper, powered by fossil fuels.
European forests are growing at a rate equivalent of 1,500 football pitches every day!