For three generations, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. ran a mill at the juncture of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers, selling paper to IBM, IBM +0.13% Exxon Mobil, General Electric and other corporate giants for annual reports.
But as business moved online, company President Thomas D. O'Connor Jr. was left to rescue the firm his grandfather founded 83 years ago in a former Civil War-era ax-handle factory.
Almost any discussion of paper manufacturing's environmental impact focuses on cutting trees and protecting forests. But five news reports in the past week provide a reminder of other environmental issues surrounding paper making:
An Environmental Protection Agency study of a former paper Montana paper mill found “potentially dangerous levels of dioxins, heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals,” according to the Missoulian.
The environmental group that aimed a "Practice What You Print" campaign against National Geographic for not using recycled paper says it is now engaged in "productive discussions" with the magazine.
Frank Locantore, director of the Better Paper Project, revealed the discussions in a comment today on Dead Tree Edition's article, What Exactly Is Environmentally Preferable Paper? Acknowledging that there is more to "green" paper than recycled content, he called for "a broad cross-section of stakeholders" to establish measurements that will lead to making paper more environmentally friendly.
It was one thing when weak companies like Borders and NewPage went Chapter 11 last year. But now the bankruptcy talk has spread to four print-related companies that once seemed invincible or eternal: the U.S. Postal Service, Barnes & Noble, Quad/Graphics, and Verso Paper.
Are things really so bad for print media that the companies we thought were victors of the competitive wars have now become victims? Dead Tree Edition isn't so sure, so we're turning to our readers to help us understand.
The Print Council has announced that the Unisource Worldwide Matching Challenge Grant has resulted in $100,000 of new financial support from the industry
Memphis, Tenn.—June 21, 2007— International Paper has announced the creation of an Office of Sustainability to champion companywide conservation and natural-resources stewardship strategies and to support the environmental goals of our customers. According to the company, the office will focus its efforts around wood fiber, conservation, air, water, life-cycle analysis and other natural resources issues as they pertain to the needs of International Paper customers. The team’s work will include raising awareness of key sustainability issues, leading third-party certification and product-labeling efforts, developing innovative partnerships with stakeholders and implementing policies that support the company’s sustainability objectives. Dr. Sharon G. Haines will lead the office.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Publishing Executive magazine proudly announces Google’s Jim Gerber as keynote speaker for the upcoming 2007 Publishing Executive Conference and Expo, scheduled for March 5-7, 2007, at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square. Gerber, director of content partnerships at Google, will present the Keynote Address on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 9:15 a.m. The keynote address is open to all registered attendees. “We are thrilled to have Jim give the keynote address at the Publishing Executive Conference and Expo. There are few companies that have as profound an influence on publishing today as Google, so it’s a major boon for our audience of
Cosmopolitan Offers Its Advertisers Integrated Options The Hearst Corporation’s Cosmopolitan announced it will partner with fashion Web site Glam.com to allow advertisers to run ads alongside contextually relevant editorial content on Glam’s network. “We are offering our advertisers one of today’s most powerful integrated print and online campaigns,” says Donna Kalajian Lagani, Cosmopolitan’s senior vice president/publishing director. “This program combines the enormous reach of Cosmopolitan with an unmatched online opportunity. Advertisers need this type of partnership to stay top of mind with a modern audience that uses different types of media to gather information about their brand choices.” “Glam.com’s innovative campaigns for