So now you know about the source of our raw materials and how the Canadian Forestry industry meets the highest environmental credentials;

You know that forestry results in reforestation, and deforestation is caused by the conversion of forests to cities, farms and industrial sites;

You know about our product, how it’s produced from fibre, has no packaging and is an integral part of the democratic process and the public’s right-to-know;

You know newspapers are recycling champions and our product is recycled at a rate of 80%;

You know that curbside collection using single-streaming (comingling) methods causes material contamination and increases costs for Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and newsprint producers;

You know how we’re working towards sustainability and how we are working hard to fulfill our environmental obligations;

You know the newspaper industry is committed to managing its product throughout its life cycle, from forest to breakfast table, and beyond;

You know we will continue working with suppliers, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders to protect endangered forests and improving forest management and production practices;

You know we will continue to strive to increase our recycled content; reduce our carbon footprint both at our print plants as well as in our offices;

You know that sustainability isn’t just a story to us–it’s how we’re shaping our future.

And you know–newspapers are a green choice!

Newspapers Canada continues to invest a large portion of its time on this file, on behalf of its members. For more information on provincial waste diversion programs, please visit the Members’ Area. Please direct your questions to Adele Ritchie at


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