“Sustainability” Category

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Why Are Paper Prices Increasing?

FSSI logo Kelly McConville on November 21, 2018

The Effect of Higher Paper Prices on the Print Industry In the last few years, there has been a combination of factors leading to paper price increases. With a combination of price hikes, increased demand, availability issues, and other related factors, the following dynamics are responsible for the recent...

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Myth Vs. Fact – Should We Get Rid of Paper Packaging

FSSI logo Kelly McConville on August 1, 2018

Should We Stop Using Paper and Paper Packaging? Paper-based packaging is not only made of recycled material but it can also be recycled and has an excellent environmental record. The primary function of packaging in all its forms; plastics, tins, glass, and paperboard are to protect goods while in transit,...

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Are People Ready for a Paperless Digital World? – Myths Vs. Facts

FSSI logo Kelly McConville on June 21, 2018

Myth Vs. Fact: Do Customers Really Want a Fully Paperless Society? Contrary to popular belief, the complete transition to a full paperless society is not always welcomed by consumers. A large percentage of people wish to retain the flexibility of paper-based, postal, and electronic communications. As North...

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Is Using Paper Bad for the Environment? – Myth Vs. Fact

FSSI logo Kelly McConville on May 3, 2018

Is Paper as Environmentally Damaging as People Think? There are a lot of misconceptions about paper and paper products. Our landfills are filling up fast, and it’s mostly with paper, right? Wrong. Most paper isn’t recycled, right? Wrong. Paper recycling isn’t all that efficient, right? Wrong....

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Will Going Paperless Save the Environment? -Myth Vs. Fact

FSSI logo Kelly McConville on March 19, 2018

Will Replacing Print and Mail with Electronic Media Save the Environment? What could be more environmentally friendly than just sending electrons over wires where they magically form into documents on your desktop, laptop, or cell phone? The answer is in what it takes to get those little electrons to line up...

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Can Recycled Paper be Used Indefinitely? – Myth Vs. Fact

FSSI logo Kelly McConville on January 31, 2018

Surprising Facts About Paper Recycling People often assume that we can recycle paper over and over indefinitely. The truth is not so simple. Think of it this way, there is a limit to how many times shirts can be laundered. At some point, they lose so much of their fiber that they start to come apart. Paper...

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What is Paper’s True Carbon Footprint? – Myth vs. Fact

FSSI logo Kelly McConville on December 20, 2017

Myth vs. Fact: What is Paper's True Carbon Footprint? Do you feel guilty when you ask your bank for paper statements and not just eDelivery? Electronic banking helps banks save money on printing, mailing, and postage. However, don’t confuse their paperless marketing with environmental awareness. The...

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Is Paper a Renewable Resource? – Myth vs. Fact

FSSI logo Kelly McConville on October 17, 2017

Is Paper a Sustainable Resource? Paper can be a sustainable resource if it is produced from responsibly managed forests and recycled after use. However, if it is produced from virgin wood or not recycled, it can have a negative impact on the environment. Avoiding the use of wood is not the way to protect...

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