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New Year, New Beginnings
January 5, 2017 at 9:42 am

It’s that time of year when we’re all hearing lots of talk about New Year’s resolutions. Whether we keep these resolutions and fulfill our commitments or find them more challenging than expected, it is still a good idea to assess our habits, decisions and practices, and ask how we can bring about the most positive and widespread benefit to our world. We all want our legacy to tip the scales to the good.

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other
December 14, 2016 at 8:55 am

"The light! The light is incredible!" Words uttered in awe by a senior printing company executive as we walked with him into the depths of the ancient temperate rainforest on Canada’s west coast. The subtle beauty of this natural forest cathedral generates a state of wonder.

Survey Shows Some Positive Consumer Trends in Favor of Print
December 2, 2016 at 2:38 pm

A multi-country survey on "The Attractiveness and Sustainability of Print and Paper" was conducted in June 2016 by global polling firm Toluna Inc. and showed some positive results on how people perceive and use print and paper. In general, there was a preference for print on paper across all age groups, likely indicating a more fundamental and more human way that people react to the physicality of print on paper.

AF&PA Reports That 66.8% of U.S. Paper Consumed in 2015 Was Recycled
May 5, 2016 at 12:25 pm

In 2015, 66.8% of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling, reports the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). The annual paper recovery rate has nearly doubled since 1990 and the industry has set a goal to exceed 70% paper recovery for recycling by 2020. "Industry efforts, the voluntary, market-driven recovery system, and the millions of Americans who make the decision to recycle every day have helped to keep U.S. paper recovery at continuously high levels," comments AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.

Two Sides Celebrates Earth Day by Busting Myths About How Paper Is Made
April 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

A new infographic from Two Sides North America illustrates key facts about how paper is made. Released just in time for Earth Day, the infographic is designed to bust myths about paper production. For example, the new infographic reveals that in North America less than 36% of the annual timber harvest is directly used for paper and paperboard.

Epson Highlights Its Do-It-Yourself PaperLab Office Paper Recycling Machine
March 4, 2016 at 9:42 am

Journalists attending this week's pre-drupa media event in Düsseldorf, Germany, had the opportunity to learn more about Epson's new office paper recycling machine: the PaperLab. Using no water, the system securely shreds waste paper, then turns it into new paper at a rate of 14 A4 sheets per minute, or 6,720 sheets in an eight-hour shift.

World's First Office Papermaking System Turns Waste Into Paper
December 2, 2015 at 11:27 am

The world's first office papermaking system that turns waste paper into new paper has been developed by Epson. Paperlab will be demonstrated at Tokyo Big Sight from Dec. 10-12. With this new product, Epson aims to give new value to paper and stimulate recycling. Epson plans to put the new PaperLab into commercial production in Japan in 2016, with sales in other regions to be decided at a later date.