Print and Paper: The Facts

Print and paper is a highly sustainable form of communication in today’s digital society. Despite this, there are still misconceptions that it is wasteful, detrimental to the environment and responsible for deforestation. More worrying is the misunderstanding that digital communication is more environmentally friendly, which is not always the case.

To address these misconceptions, and to better inform and educate consumers, businesses and the public at large, Two Sides has published a series of 11 fact sheets to address a wide array of environmental and social issues. The comprehensive fact sheets cover the most common areas of misunderstanding, ranging from the real environmental impact of electronic communication, to the sustainability of paper-based printed products, as well as tackling the important role that print and paper plays in literacy and learning.

Members of Two Sides can also personalise the fact sheets; creating a powerful addition to their own sustainability materials. For more information, please contact Greg Selfe

Click the thumbnails below to read a fact sheet. You can download the entire series using the download button at the bottom of the page. 

 

Paper is one of the few truly sustainable products
Paper is one of the few truly sustainable products
Paper production supports sustainable forest management 
Paper production supports sustainable forest management
Harvesting trees through sustainable forestry   
Harvesting trees through sustainable forestry
Wood-based paper and non-wood based paper                    
wood-based paper and non-wood based paper are both sustainable
The paper industry uses a lot of renewable energy 
The paper industry uses a lot of renewable energy
Paper is one of the most recycled products                         
Paper is one of the most recycled products
Paper's carbon footprint isn't as high as you think 
Paper's carbon footprint isn't as high as you think
Print and paper play a key role in literacy and learning 
Print and paper play a key role in literacy and learning
Digital media isn't always more eco-friendly        
Electronic Communication
"Go-Green - Go Paperless" messages are misleading  
Why challenge anti-paper environmental claims? 
Why challenge anti-paper environmental marketing claims?
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