8 Facts about Paper and Sustainable Forestry [Infographic]

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Going Paperless’ or seen the statement ‘Think Before You Print.’ But what exactly should we be thinking about? These statements and other environmental marketing claims contribute to the notion that the print and paper industry act as drains on our environment. In reality, our industry positively contributes to the environment through sustainable forest management practices. Check out the latest infographic from Two Sides to learn more.

For example did you know that:

  • Today the U.S. has 20% more trees than it did on the 1st Earth Day, which took place in 1970?
  • Most harvested trees are used to make lumber, not pulp and paper?
  • 65% of paper used in the U.S. is recovered for recycling and the forest products industry is a leader in the production of renewable energy?

In celebration of Earth Day last week, Two Sides, a non-profit initiative by companies from the Graphic Communications industry, released their latest infographic designed to bust some myths about paper and its impact on the environment. The infographic presents key facts about the relationship between Paper and Sustainable Forestry practices which ensures healthy and abundant forests for present and future generations. Learn more and get the real facts about print and paper’s influence on the environment at www.twosides.org.

At Shawmut, we support Two Sides and other organizations that work to provide education and awareness about the impact of print on the environment. Throughout our operations, we embrace environmentally-friendly business practices and create a culture where sustainability is everyone’s responsibility. As an FSC and SFI certified provider Shawmut can help you print responsibly and reduce the size of your environmental footprint.


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Michelle Cardin

Michelle Cardin leads Shawmut’s creative team in developing print, direct mail, and digital marketing campaigns. Some of our work includes projects for Dell EMC, Boston College, athenahealth, Insulet, and OBP Medical. She is an experienced marketer and copywriter who enjoys helping clients solve communication challenges and create successful marketing campaigns.

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