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The State of the Paper Industry
Monitoring the Indicators of Environmental Performance
A collaborative report by the Steering Committee of the Environmental Paper Network

T H E S TAT E O F T H E PA P E R I N D U S T RY

E D I T O R : Jennifer Roberts A U T H O R S : Susan Kinsella, Gerard Gleason, Victoria Mills, Nicole Rycroft, Jim Ford, Kelly Sheehan, Joshua Martin L E A D R E S E A R C H E R : Sarah Ives A D D I T I O N A L R E S E A R C H : Mary Lee Haughwout, Aimee Baxendell, Aaron Firestone A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T S : The Environmental Paper Network would like to express our appreciation to the following experts who provided comments on a draft of this report: Janet Abramowitz, Peter Lee, Derek Smith, Judy Rodrigues, Delores Broten, Tyson Miller, Frank Locantore, Scot Quaranda, Peggy Bernard, Danna Smith, Jim Strittholt, Debbie Hammel, Eric Palola and Laura Hickey.

The authors would also like to acknowledge and thank for their help: Tracy Godfrey, Valerie Langer, Tracy London, Andrew Goldberg, Aaron Sanger, Sean Cadman, Orin Langelle, and Anne Petermann. L AY O U T A N D D E S I G N : Serena Fox Design (www.serenafoxdesign.com)

The Environmental Paper Network links environmental organizations that collaborate to support the conversion of the pulp and paper industry to socially and environmentally sustainable processes. For more information visit: www.environmentalpaper.org Steering Committee of the Environmental Paper Network: As You Sow, Borealis Centre for Environmental and Trade Research, Conservatree, Co-op America, Green Press Initiative, Dogwood Alliance, ForestEthics, Environmental Defense, Markets Initiative, National Wildlife Federation. Copyright Environmental Paper Network, 2007 Executive Summary printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, processed chlorine free. In an effort to conserve resources, the full report is only available online at: www.environmentalpaper.org/stateofthepaperindustry. If printing the report or portions of it, please print double-sided whenever possible and consider your choice of paper carefully. To request a dditional printed copies of the Executive Summa r y contact: report@environmentalpaper.org, or call 828-251-8558 (USA). Financia l support for the Environmental Paper Network and this report was provided by : Town Creek Foundation, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, Overbrook Foundation, The Weeden Foundation, The Merck Family Fund and the Educational Foundation of America.

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Chapter 1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Chapter 2: Minimizing Paper Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Environmental Performance Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-9 Chapter 3: Maximizing Recycled Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Environmental Benefits of Recycled Paper . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Environmental Performance Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 North American Recycled Pulp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 North American Paper and Paper Products . . . . . . . . . . .17 Recovered Fiber Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Global Influences: Demand for U.S. Recovered Paper . . .23 The Future for Recycled Paper Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 What Buyers Can Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Chapter 4: Responsible Fiber Sourcing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Environmental Performance Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Wood Fiber . . . . ....
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