GREEN scene

Morrisville, NC-based Cary Printing has purchased a new 2008 Toyota Prius hybrid electric car to make local deliveries. Triple-certified by the FSC, SFI and PEFC, Cary has many green practices in place, with the Prius purchase being the most recent.

Now Certified

The following companies have received chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and/or Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

o Printed Specialties, Carrollton, GA: FSC and SFI.
o Artco Inc., Canton, MA: FSC.
o Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, MI, and Lillington, NC: FSC.
o ArborOakland Group, Royal Oak, MI: FSC and SFI.
o Sheridan Books, Chelsea, MI: FSC.
o The Garvey Group, Niles, IL: FSC and SFI.


NewPage Corp.’s Stevens Point, WI, mill has added FSC certification to its existing SFI and PEFC certifications.

SMART Papers is now offering FSC-certified premium cast-coated papers, such as Kromekote Recycled, which contains 50 percent recycled fiber content and 30 percent post-consumer waste.

Paper and packaging supplier Unisource Worldwide recently hosted a Supplier Sustainability Symposium at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, which was attended by more than 90 Unisource officials and its suppliers from across the country. The symposium featured guest speaker presentations on various green issues, including how to make operations cleaner and healthier for long-term sustainability; emerging customer requirements for environmental data and modeling; and the evolution of green cleaning.

A new White Paper titled, “The Environmental Impact of Mail: A Baseline,” published by Pitney Bowes, replaces mail myths about the influence of mail on the environment and provides key findings, such as only 0.18 percent of U.S. CO2 emissions are the result of direct mail; increasingly more mail is being made from renewable resources, particularly sustainable forests; and the mailing industry has adopted many initiatives to reduce mail’s carbon footprint. The paper is available on Pitney Bowes’ Website at

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