Two Sides Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:47:04 +0000 EN Two Sides Read the latest issue of The Page Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:13:59 +0000 <p>Our latest research - print and paper in a digital world, results of our membership survey, all of the tools available to members and paper and cardboard packaging.&nbsp;<br /> All this and much, much more in The Page</p> Europe's Paper Recycling Rate Reaches New Heights Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:25:53 +0000 <p>On track to reaching its commitment of achieving a 74% paper recycling rate across Europe by 2020, the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) today revealed its latest figure of 72.5%.</p> A question of trust Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:19:20 +0000 <p><strong>In the world of marketing and media, gaining and keeping a consumer&rsquo;s trust is high on the list of priorities.&nbsp;Without trust in a brand, whether that brand is a newspaper, a social media platform or frozen fish fingers, consumers will quickly look elsewhere for their news, opinion or something to cook for tea. And once that trust is gone, it&rsquo;s very difficult to get back.&nbsp;</strong></p> The largest media debates of our time Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 <p><strong>One of the largest and loudest media debates of our time is which channel the consumer prefers: print or digital.</strong></p> Paper Industry Welcomes New Apprentices Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:57:19 +0000 <p><strong>Under the Government&rsquo;s review of future apprenticeships programmes, and following the development of a new Apprenticeship standard in Papermaking,&nbsp;</strong><strong>Essity</strong><strong>&nbsp;Trafford Park Mill in Manchester opened its doors to the first intake of new apprentices representing eight paper mills from across the UK</strong></p> Paper & cardboard packaging comes out on top in new consumer survey Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:13:24 +0000 <p style="text-align:justify"><strong>In the midst of heated discussions about packaging, avoidable plastic waste and a move towards a circular economy, a snap poll, conducted by Two Sides and international research agency Toluna, has revealed a strong preference for paper &amp; cardboard packaging amongst UK consumers.</strong></p> Two Sides Resources for 2018 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000 <p><strong>We have a bounty of resources available to help you promote all the great reasons to Love Paper. Kick-start your 2018 communications calendar with these fantastic tools.</strong></p> The Dark Side of Blue Light Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:38:54 +0000 <p><strong>There&rsquo;s a question that&rsquo;s been asked since the early beginnings of digital communication over 30 years ago.&nbsp;</strong></p> A Matter of Choice Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:14:00 +0000 <p><strong>As companies strive to move their customers towards digital communication, we examine whether this business decision is the right one for the consumer.</strong></p> Innovation tops the agenda at European Paper Week, as industry moves forward on the bioeconomy Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:02:21 +0000 <p><strong>The 19th edition of European Paper Week will mark CEPI&rsquo;s 25th anniversary and takes place in the background of industry&rsquo;s transformation towards a low-carbon, circular </strong><strong>bioeconomy</strong><strong>. As part of this year&rsquo;s theme, attendees are invited to look forward and &lsquo;<em>Sense the Future</em>&rsquo; by experiencing through the five senses the innovative, bio-based potential of the industry.&nbsp;</strong></p> Consumers Trust and Prefer Print on Paper Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:56:02 +0000 <p><strong>This was the clear conclusion of the multi-country survey recently undertaken by Two Sides</strong></p> Print and Paper Packs a Punch in a Digital World Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0100 <p><strong>The results of an international survey by Two Sides provides unique insight into how print and paper is viewed, preferred and trusted by consumers around the globe.</strong></p> Martyn Eustace on Two Sides and Beyond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:27:52 +0100 <p><strong>With a 30-plus-year history in the paper merchanting game, Martyn Eustace, managing director of print and paper advocacy organisation Two Sides UK, is well versed on the effectiveness and sustainability of print and paper.</strong></p> Two Sides Global Anti-Greenwash Success Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:46:18 +0100 <p><strong>Two Sides Global Anti-greenwash Campaign: 278 leading companies remove misleading &lsquo;go green&rsquo; claims</strong></p> The Hidden Face of Digital Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:38:33 +0100 <p><strong>Every day we send email, navigate the web and store our videos, photos or music in the Cloud. We often have the impression that the whole process is trivial and nearly free of environmental impacts, but this is not at all the case.&nbsp;</strong></p> National newspapers launch 'Deliver My Newspaper' Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:40:52 +0100 <p><strong>The service allows customers to have their favourite daily newspaper delivered to their doorstep with an initial six weeks free from delivery cost.</strong></p> Dutch plant to recover cellulose from used toilet paper in sewage Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:25:00 +0100 <p><strong>Talk about upcycling&mdash;a Dutch treatment plant is recycling discarded toilet paper from the sewage into cellulose, and the resulting product has already been used for a practical purpose.&nbsp;</strong></p> Paper Remains the Preferred Technology for Productive Learning Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:46:58 +0100 <p><strong>Despite technology&rsquo;s prominence in the 21st century, when it comes to education and productivity, students and parents still prefer the oldest technology, paper. In fact, the clear majority of parents (96 percent) feel that paper is essential to learning.&nbsp;</strong></p> Royal Voluntary Service becomes 100th supporter of Keep Me Posted Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:59:01 +0100 <p><strong>Royal Voluntary Service is the 100th&nbsp;supporter of consumer choice campaign,&nbsp;Keep Me Posted. The charity joins organisations - including Alzheimer&rsquo;s Society, Money Advice Trust, Age UK and Action for Children &ndash; in the fight to retain consumer choice when it comes to how you receive your financial information</strong></p> Seacourt is first with Planet Positive Printing Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:29:04 +0100 <p><strong>Two Sides member, UK printer Seacourt, a European leader in environmental excellence, announces Planet Positive Printing, a pioneering programme to make Seacourt one of the first printers to achieve a net positive impact on the environment. &nbsp;</strong></p> Read the latest issue of The Page Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:46:18 +0100 <p>UK Paper Industry Gold Medal Winner, Greenwash update, latest Two Sides resources, the Power of Print seminar and much, much more... Read all our latest campaign news in The Page.</p> Global Study: Most People Highly Value Paper and Print Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:41:30 +0100 <p><strong>Two Sides publishes key results of global survey on the Attractiveness and Sustainability of Paper and Print</strong></p> Seacourt Joins Two Sides Sun, 04 Jun 2017 16:52:00 +0100 <p><strong>Two Sides is very proud to welcome Seacourt, the planet positive printing company. Having received the Queens Award for Sustainable Development for the 3rd time in 2016 and an EMAS Award Winner in 2017 as a leader within the circular economy, Seacourt combine the strongest environmental credentials with an excellent and professional service.</strong></p> Two Sides MD awarded UK Paper Industry Gold Medal Wed, 31 May 2017 12:18:09 +0100 <p><strong>Our very own Martyn Eustace was presented with the Paper Industry Gold Medal at Stationers&rsquo; Hall, awarded annually to a person considered to have done most to further the interests of the paper, print and allied industries in the UK.</strong></p> Power of Print - October 24th 2017 Tue, 30 May 2017 16:14:11 +0100 <p><strong>THE 2017 POWER OF PRINT SEMINAR IS ON TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER - SAVE THE DATE!</strong></p> UPM and FSC announce a global strategic partnership Wed, 17 May 2017 09:12:05 +0100 <p><strong>(UPM, Helsinki, 17 May 2017 at 09:00 EET) - UPM and the Forest Stewardship Council&reg; (FSC&reg;) announce a global strategic partnership to develop solutions for advancing the uptake of FSC in the market. UPM and FSC signed the partnership agreement on the 16th of May 2017 during the FSC international members meeting in Karkkila, Finland. The partnership aims at delivering benefits to forest owners through FSC certification and to increase the FSC-certified wood supply.</strong></p> New 74% paper recycling target set for 2020 Fri, 12 May 2017 11:38:07 +0100 <p><strong>The European paper recycling value chain has already made significant strides on the paper recycling rate in the EU having reached a near theoretical maximum of 71.5% in 2015. The industry is now seeking to make another move forward with an enhanced rate of&nbsp;74% by 2020&nbsp;building on the progress achieved since 2000 by preceding European Declarations on Paper Recycling.</strong></p> The European Recovered Paper Council becomes the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) Fri, 12 May 2017 11:11:18 +0100 <p><strong>To align with its new &ldquo;Declaration on Paper Recycling&rdquo; the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) has been renamed the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC). The name change also takes into consideration the use of the term of paper for recycling rather than recovered paper in the updated European Standard List of Grades of Paper and Board for Recycling (EN 643).</strong></p> What's more hygienic; electronic hand dryers or paper towels? Thu, 11 May 2017 16:31:27 +0100 <p><strong>Perhaps not the most glamourous of topics covered in our latest Fact Sheet &ndash; but an important one, nonetheless. We all use public restrooms regularly and, most of the time, we are faced with a choice: electronic hand dryer or paper towels. But ever wondered what method is the most hygienic for drying hands? Download our new Fact Sheet and find out. It may just change how you dry your hands from now on!</strong></p> UK paper mill emissions 48.5% lower than in 2008 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:57:23 +0100 <p><strong>SWINDON, England, April 4, 2017 (press release) &ndash; Official 2016 emissions data has just been released and the downward trend in emissions from the sector has continued. 2016 emissions are 3.4% lower than those in 2015, and an impressive 48.5% lower than in 2008.</strong></p> Solar success for UPM Shotton Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:10:04 +0100 <p><strong>The construction of the UK&rsquo;s largest solar park at Shotwick, Cheshire, adjacent to the UPM Shotton site, has brought yet another opportunity for UPM to deliver on its 2030 renewable energy target to reduce fossil CO2 emissions by 30%.</strong></p> BBC scraps paper scripts to "save trees" - Two Sides responds Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:12:34 +0000 <p><strong>Those of you who read The Daily Telegraph may have spotted a familiar name in the Letters to the Editor section on Saturday. Two Sides wrote to the Editor in response to a&nbsp;previous article&nbsp;in the paper about the BBC&rsquo;s decision to replace paper scripts with digital scripts as part of their &lsquo;green measures&rsquo;.</strong></p> Stick to Paper Scripts Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:03:28 +0000 <p><strong>A petition to the Daily Telegraph, for our right to reply to a recent article regarding the BBC&rsquo;s initiative to remove paper scripts in favour of digital as part of their green measures, was published on Saturday 25th February, 2017! &nbsp;With thanks to all of our members and stakeholders for signing this petition.</strong></p> We need your help! Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:49:41 +0000 <p><strong>It has come to our notice that the BBC is encouraging acting casts to switch from paper scripts to digital scripts on the basis of an environmental claim which we beleive cannot be reliably substantiated.</strong></p> Essential Knowledge Day Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:38:21 +0000 <p><strong><span style="color:rgb(94, 97, 101)">Our Essential Knowledge Day is a new fixture in the Print Power and Two Sides calendar, developed to explore some of the challenges we face today and how these will impact our industry.</span></strong></p> Infographic: The Power of Creative Expression on Paper Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:33:53 +0000 <p><strong>Creative expression on paper has benefits similar to that of meditation and can have a positive impact on both physical and emotional wellbeing. Learn more in this infographic created as part of the U.S. Paper &amp; Packaging Board &ndash; How Life Unfolds&trade;&nbsp;Letters of Peace campaign.</strong></p> CEPI's open letter to the European Commission President Juncker regarding EU Ecolabel discontinuation concerns Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:14:45 +0000 <p><strong>Letter to the European Commission President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans: Concerns on the potential discontinuation of EU Ecolabel product groups.&nbsp;</strong></p> Demand still strong for paper calendars and planners Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:39:55 +0000 <p><strong>A digital calendar might be as common as email, but many will be ushering in the new year with the purchase of paper calendars and planners.&nbsp;</strong></p> Two Sides sends open letter to DEFRA Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000 <p><strong>Reducing paper use may increase the UK Government&rsquo;s carbon footprint &ndash; and reduce security!</strong></p> Brits overwhelmingly prefer traditional Christmas cards Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:23:15 +0000 <p><strong>In the U.K., social media is taking a backseat to print when it comes to Christmas greetings, as Brits overwhelmingly prefer a traditional card over a text or social media message, according to a Royal Mail survey.</strong></p> Packaging innovation helps in battle to reduce Christmas gift landfill Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:48:18 +0000 <p><strong>An innovative packaging producer is helping in the annual battle against Christmas landfill by making a sustainable alternative to plastic in gift packaging.</strong></p> What is the "Love Paper" campaign? Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:43:09 +0000 <p><strong>Supported by the News Media Association (NMA) and the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), the Love Paper campaign tells millions of people every year about the great environmental story behind Print and Paper.</strong></p> Greenpeace and WWF get tough with APRIL Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:11:00 +0000 <p><strong>Greenpeace and WWF have suspended their relationship with one of Indonesia&#39;s leading pulp and paper companies, Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL), saying it didn&#39;t live up to promises to improve its environmental record.</strong></p> Real vs Artificial Christmas Trees - An Environmental Perspective Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:20:00 +0000 <p><strong>Dovetail Partners provides great information on making your holiday habits environmentally-friendly</strong></p> Major Corporations in Sight for Two Sides’ Global Anti-Greenwashing Campaign Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:00:15 +0000 <p><strong>23rd November, London -&nbsp;At the annual meeting of Two Sides Country Managers in London on the 31st October 2016, representatives from Europe, North America, South America, South Africa and Australia determined to renew efforts to stop organisations using anti-print and paper messages in their marketing.&nbsp;</strong></p> Apple launches latest product - and it's made from paper! Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:36:53 +0000 <p><strong>Technology giant Apple has just launched its latest product, but it&rsquo;s not what you might expect. Although the critics may complain about the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack; this new device does come with several innovative features, including infinite battery life and the fact that it is built using a truly sustainable material - paper.&nbsp;</strong></p> A Record-Breaking Power of Print Seminar Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:52:26 +0000 <p><strong>Record attendance and an inspiring array of speakers, provided thought-provoking, credible and informative fresh views. Here are the highlights from the 2016 Power of Print seminar...</strong></p> From Seed to Sheet Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:28:00 +0000 <p><strong>Two Sides, as part of the No Wonder You Love Paper campaign, recently ran a competition offering members of the public the chance to visit nine paper mills across Europe, giving them a unique opportunity to see sustainable forestry and paper production up close. The nine trips took place throughout the summer of 2016 and Two Sides joined one group of winners on their trip Mondi SCP&#39;s Ružomberok mill, Slovakia.&nbsp;</strong></p> Power of Print Promises to Pack a Punch Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:42:23 +0100 <p><strong>There are now just a few places left at the day&rsquo;s seminar (the Evening Event is now sold out). Don&rsquo;t miss this fantastic opportunity to join 200 fellow guests and enjoy a day exploring the Power of Print.&nbsp;</strong></p> Paper recycling chain exceeds its voluntary commitment Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:02:33 +0100 <p><strong>The paper recycling rate in Europe reached an impressive 71.5% as announced by the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) in their final monitoring report for 2015. Compared to 2010, collection and recycling has increased by almost one million tonnes of paper. This is due in part to the excellent work of the ERPC.</strong></p> International Print Day 2016 - Get Involved! Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:02:27 +0100 <p><strong>It&#39;s International Print Day (Wednesday 19th October), here&#39;s a few ways how you can get involved.&nbsp;</strong></p> Following the Paper Trail Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0100 <p><strong>In the print industry we&rsquo;re well aware that paper is one of the most sustainable and renewable products around, but do the general public share this understanding?&nbsp;</strong><strong>Back in June, the BPIF&#39;s Sophie Bowyer joined three lucky members of the general public (and their partners) who&rsquo;d won a fact-finding trip to a European paper mill with the Two Sides &lsquo;No Wonder You Love Paper&rsquo; competition.&nbsp;</strong></p> 65 North American Companies Remove "Go Paperless – Go Green” Claims Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:53:58 +0100 <p><strong>Two Sides Campaign Continues to Gain Traction as Major Brand Name Companies Change Marketing Campaigns Used to Promote Electronic Services </strong></p> Download and share the new Myths and Facts Infographics! Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:46:57 +0100 <p><strong>16 new mini infographics highlight some of the key facts from the&nbsp;Myths and Facts booklet and are perfect for sharing on social media.&nbsp;</strong></p> St. Austell Printing Company Personalise Myths and Facts booklet Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:31:00 +0100 <p><strong>St. Austell Printing Company are the latest Two Sides member to personalise the cover of the new Myths and Facts booklet.&nbsp;</strong></p> E-Books Are No Match for Printed Books Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:11:08 +0100 <p>A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats.</p> Power of Print Packs a Punch Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:30:04 +0100 <p><strong>The 2016 Power of Print Seminar, taking placing on 1st November, is promising to be the best to date. With an exceptional line-up of speakers including; Wayne Hemingway MBE, Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, Dave Trott and Jonathon Porritt CBE - just to name a few!</strong></p> Love Paper campaign has huge reach in August Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:07:34 +0100 <p><strong>August was a great month for the Love Paper campaign, with dozens of the pro-paper messages appearing in many of Britain&#39;s newspapers and magazines, reaching millions of consumers. Here are just a few of the adverts...</strong></p> Innovative paper allows touch to call up information on your phone Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:17:29 +0100 <p><strong>It&rsquo;s not exactly mind reading, but what if touching a business card could instantly pull up that person&rsquo;s information on your smartphone?</strong></p> Read the new edition of The Page Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:14:53 +0100 <p><strong>Anti-Greenwash successes, a new Myths and Facts booklet,&nbsp;our latest consumer research, the new Print Power magazine plus the No Wonder You Love Paper competition winners&#39; stories... Have a read of Two Sides and Print Power&#39;s newsletter - The Page.&nbsp;</strong></p> PPA’s Sustainability Summit is now open for booking Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:24:57 +0100 <p><strong>This annual Summit, free for PPA members, provides a unique opportunity for publishers to hear about the latest sustainability initiatives, offering innovative and practical ways to improve supply chain sustainability and delivering clear business benefits.</strong></p> The Sunday Times to win an award for Clean Air Campaign Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:15:00 +0100 <p><strong>The Sunday Times is to be presented with an award for its Clean Air Campaign and contribution to public health.</strong></p> Consumers still love print and paper, but environmental misunderstandings persist Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:34:07 +0100 <p><strong>As the world of communication continually shifts towards digital, many consumers are being given a message that this is better for the environment.&nbsp;This latest Two Sides survey provides an insight into how consumers view these initiatives, including the environmental impacts of digital versus paper-based communications, and how they perceive and use paper in their daily lives.</strong></p> PrintWeek joined 4 of our competition winners to UPM's Augsburg mill. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:18:07 +0100 <p><strong>Launched in April 2015, the No Wonder You Love Paper competition involved entrants watching a short video about European forests and answering three multiple choice questions. There were more than 5,000 entries, but only 24 could win, and these winners headed out with their plus ones to a variety of participating mills all over Europe, including in Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Slovakia.</strong></p> IP partners with Amazon to make sure you never run out of paper again Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:05:33 +0100 <p><strong>Offices may never run out of paper again thanks to International Paper Co.&rsquo;s participation in an Inc. program that replenishes supplies with the push of a button.</strong></p> UK newspapers get boost in sales following Brexit Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:00:31 +0100 <p><strong>In the immediate wake of Brexit, publishers printed special editions and new products to address the demand for news.&nbsp;</strong></p> Study finds medical electronic records contain more mistakes than paper Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:47:24 +0100 <p><strong>From the U.S. to the U.K., governments are pushing for hospitals to shift to electronic records, but one report has found more inaccuracies in the digital form than paper records.&nbsp;</strong></p> 'How Life Unfolds’ paper campaign shows positive results Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:39:25 +0100 <p><strong>It&rsquo;s been a year since the US paper industry unveiled its&nbsp;&ldquo;How Life Unfolds&rdquo; national campaign&nbsp;and a new survey suggests people are responding to the message that paper is &ldquo;an integral part of our lives.&rdquo;&nbsp;</strong></p> HP Commits to Zero Deforestation by 2020 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:31:36 +0100 <p><strong>Palo Alto, Calif., June 29, 2016</strong>&nbsp;&mdash; Today, HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) announced a commitment to achieve zero deforestation by 2020. All HP brand paper and paper-based product packaging&nbsp;1will be derived from certified and recycled sources by 2020, with a preference for virgin fiber from certified sources of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This pledge is one of several 2016 goals outlined in the company&rsquo;s latest Sustainability Report released today. See the full report at&nbsp;</p> Fed up with misleading email footers? Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:29:55 +0100 <p>Just a quick scroll through our email inboxes and it won&#39;t take long before we come across a statement like; &nbsp;&#39;<strong>Think before you print</strong>&#39; and &#39;<strong>Please consider the environment - do you really need to print this email?</strong>&#39;.&nbsp;</p> BCF personalise the new Myths and Facts booklet Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:45:00 +0100 <p><strong>The British Coatings Federation (BCF) are the latest Two Sides member to personalise the cover of the all-new Myths and Facts booklet.&nbsp;</strong></p> Personalise the new Myths and Facts booklet Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:09:00 +0100 <p><strong>Members&nbsp;of Two Sides can personalise the brand new Myths and Facts booklet. By adding your company&rsquo;s logo to the front cover, and corporate images and text to the inside cover,&nbsp;these personalised booklets can be a&nbsp;valuable tool to promote the sustainability of print and paper to customers, staff and stakeholders.</strong></p> Scientists develop paper that lifts viruses from water Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:37:54 +0100 <p><strong>With a sheet of paper, Swedish scientists aim to help solve the problem of accessing safe drinking water, which affects more than 748 million people globally.&nbsp;</strong></p> UPM sets ambitious responsibility targets for 2030 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:33:19 +0100 <p><strong>UPM sets new responsibility targets for 2030 in 11 areas; among these are zero process waste to landfills or to incineration without energy recovery, 100% of wood fibers will be from certified sources, and 30% cut in CO2 emissions from 2008 baseline</strong></p> Jonathon Porritt Announced as the Power of Print Sustainability Speaker Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:11:10 +0100 <p><strong>The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change should prepare all businesses for a time of constant, radical disruption: either we DO innovate our way through to an ultra-low-carbon economy, which will totally transform energy, transport, other sectors (including pulp, paper and print) and food; or we DON&#39;T, in which case runaway climate change will disrupt just about everything, everywhere.</strong></p> Dragons Den with #Nolimits Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:24:28 +0100 <p><strong>Last week saw a Dragons Den style event take place at the head office of leading paper merchant, Antalis in Leicestershire, with nine young entrepreneurs pitching their marketing ideas to a formidable line-up of dragons in the hope that they would be selected to put their ideas into practice. The twist in the tale was that all the candidates who stepped up to the challenge are currently taking part in a unique #nolimits programme, created by Commercial Group, which supports disadvantaged young people in changing their current life circumstances.&nbsp;</strong></p> Digital Media May Be Changing How You Think Wed, 25 May 2016 16:14:58 +0100 <p><strong>New research suggests whether information is presented electronically or on paper affects the way we process it</strong></p> Paper: Paging Through History Wed, 25 May 2016 14:20:00 +0100 <p><strong>If you are interested in the history of paper and its major influence on society and civilization, you may be interested in this book by Mark Kurlansky</strong></p> The Benefits of Handwriting Tue, 24 May 2016 15:10:00 +0100 <p><strong>Check out this great infographic highlighting the benefits of good old fashioned handwriting!</strong></p> Print Power and Two Sides Launch New Quarterly Newsletter - "The Page" Tue, 17 May 2016 11:21:50 +0100 <p><strong>We needed a great way of communicating our campaign news, latest activities and reports to all of our stakeholders, so we set about developing a new quarterly newsletter to do just that.&nbsp;It&#39;s called &quot;The Page&quot; and you can download every issue here.&nbsp;Members of Two Sides and Print Power will also receive a printed version of every edition of The Page.</strong></p> The New Myths and Facts Booklet Launches Fri, 06 May 2016 11:37:59 +0100 <p><strong>Two Sides release version 9 of the hugely popular Myths and Facts booklet. With a complete revision of figures and facts used, as well as a redesigned front cover, the Myths and Facts booklet is the best tool to promote the great environmental story of the print and paper industry.</strong></p> Visit the new Power of Print seminar website http://www.twosides.info Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:43:32 +0100 <p><strong>Visit the Power of Print website for event information, speakers and booking&nbsp;</strong></p> http://www.twosides.info Adidas ditches 70m plastic bags in favour of sustainable paper bags Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:54:19 +0100 <p><strong>The sportswear giant Adidas announced it is removing plastic shopping bags from thousands of the company&rsquo;s global retail stores, a move that will eliminate usage of about 70 million plastic bags per year.​&nbsp;</strong></p> How America Saves Trees - With Paper Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:05:00 +0100 <p><strong>Press Release: Unlikely Product Is a Key Tool in Effort to Preserve and Maintain Forest Land for Future Generations.</strong></p> Sustainability and the Printing Industry Mon, 04 Apr 2016 01:34:27 +0100 <p><strong><span style="color:rgb(77, 77, 77)">Print is reinventing itself to be more vibrant than ever, an energetic force in a multichannel communications world.</span></strong></p> Newsprint Recycled Content Continues to Beat Voluntary Targets Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:12:12 +0100 <p><strong>The recycled content of newsprint used to publish local and national newspapers stands at 71 per cent, an independent report shows.</strong></p> Understanding Forest Campaigns, Activists and their Demands Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:14:37 +0100 <p><strong>In his article, &ldquo;Understanding Forest Campaigns, Activists and their Demands,&rdquo;&nbsp;Tyler Elm discusses the differences between social purpose NGOs and political activist NGOs, as well as the historical context of forest campaigns.&nbsp; He goes on to discuss the campaign by Greenpeace against Resolute, as well as the relationship between forest certification systems and activists.</strong></p> European Forests are growing by over 1,500 football pitches every day! Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:31:03 +0000 <p><strong>Between 2005 and 2015, European forests grew by 44,000km2 &nbsp;- that&rsquo;s an area bigger than Switzerland and amounts to over 1,500 football pitches of forest growth every day!</strong></p> Don’t believe all you read! Thu, 10 Mar 2016 11:41:21 +0000 <p><strong>How often have you seen a marketing message that just doesn&rsquo;t seem right but you&rsquo;re not sure what the truth is?&nbsp;Kindly, two eagle-eyed Two Sides members reached for their cameras and have asked us to investigate some recent scare messages.</strong></p> What Your Digital Campaign Is Missing, According to Neuroscience Thu, 25 Feb 2016 18:21:34 +0000 <p><strong>From increased awareness and recall to increased digital ad effectiveness, print advertising still plays a vital role in executing successful campaigns. &nbsp;</strong></p> Online Goes Offline! Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:59:19 +0000 <p><strong><span style="color:rgb(68, 68, 68)">International tech giants have created a digital revolution, transforming the way that we consume media on screen. However, 5 digital brands have embraced print magazines in order to forge a stronger connection with its consumers, staff and stakeholders. </span></strong></p> Futuristic Data Security From a Pen and Pad Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:50:14 +0000 <p><strong>&ldquo;Paper records are the killer app for stopping hackers&quot; and &quot;computerized data are&nbsp;inherently insecure,&rdquo; notes Glenn Reynolds.</strong></p> Whatever happened to offering customers what they want and need? Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:16:00 +0000 <p>Consumers of all ages denied the freedom of paper bills.</p> McDonald’s partners with James Cropper for paper cup recycling trial Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:57:50 +0000 <p><strong>McDonald&rsquo;s UK have partnered up with&nbsp;British papermaker James Cropper in a new trial aimed at recycling the fast food giant&#39;s paper cups.&nbsp;</strong></p> UN invites UPM to join a group of world’s top 50 sustainability leaders Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:26:13 +0000 <p><strong>UPM has accepted a special invitation to join the United Nations Global Compact LEAD as of 1 January 2016. UPM is the first forest industry company and also the first Finnish company ever to receive such an invitation.</strong></p> Fuller Davies has been named as one of Archant’s Green 100 businesses Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:52:09 +0000 <p>Keen to demonstrate good environmental practice in the print sector, Fuller Davies promote their environmental work to customers and other stakeholders through blogs, open days and social media.&nbsp;</p> Sustainability and the digital ‘revolution’ Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:03:16 +0000 <p><strong>A common rallying cry for &ldquo;going digital&rdquo; is environmental sustainability&mdash;using less print and paper, the argument goes, saves resources&mdash;but rarely do those making the argument consider the very real environmental costs of digital technology.</strong></p> In age of digital records, paper still carries weight Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:46:29 +0000 <p><strong>In a recent blog post for the <em>New York Times</em>, Dr. Abigail Zuger, M.D. writes that, as electronic recordkeeping becomes more predominant in the medical field, giving everyone access to information can actually be more difficult.</strong></p> Two Sides and Print Power UK 2015 - A Year of Progress Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:34:33 +0000 <p><strong>As 2015 draws to a close, it&#39;s time to look back at some of the great things that have been achieved this year. We&#39;ve had a really busy and successful year and we couldn&rsquo;t have done it without the ongoing support from our members, partners and everyone else who follows the campaigns.&nbsp;</strong></p> Is Print Dead? Download the Infographic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:12:20 +0000 <p><strong>The folks at Print-Print have produced this huge infographic featuring the Two Sides survey into consumer preferences for print. Check it out, feel free to share and you can download the PDF at the bottom of the page.&nbsp;</strong></p> Peppermint Print Ltd, our latest members Mon, 21 Dec 2015 16:50:36 +0000 <p><strong>Two Sides and Print Power extend a warm welcome to Peppermint Print as new members to the campaign.</strong></p> 70% success rate for Two Sides in tackling Global Greenwash Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:06:47 +0000 <p>Release date; 19th November, London, 12:00 GMT</p> <p><strong>Two Sides, the global initiative to promote the sustainability of print and paper, has reported a 70% success rate in persuading global organisations to remove misleading green claims from their communications as part of its worldwide anti-greenwash campaign.</strong></p> St Bride Foundation launches new 'Foster-A-Book' fundraising campaign - Spread the Word! Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:33:00 +0000 <p><strong>The much-loved St Bride Foundation is in need of a major restoration to bring the building back to its former glory. The Heritage Lottery Fund hopes to support the Foundation, but first &pound;125,000 needs to be raised to conduct the initial surveys and produce plans. &nbsp;The campaign was launched on the 21 October 2015 and that will be 125 days since the Foundation started on the 23 February 1891, when it will celebrate its 125th year anniversary.&nbsp;</strong></p> Amazon opens first bricks-and-mortar store Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:56:53 +0000 <p><strong>The online mega-retailer has opened its first &lsquo;real&rsquo; bookstore, with an inventory including thousands of the site&rsquo;s most highly-rated print books.</strong></p> Power of Print 2015 Presentations Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:31:57 +0000 <p><strong>Leading experts give their views on print media&#39;s role in a multi-channel world. View the presentations from the 2015 Power of Print seminar.&nbsp;</strong></p> Power of Print Seminar 2015 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:00:49 +0000 <p><strong>Tuesday 3rd November saw the annual Power of Print seminar. 160 guests heard from leading industry speakers about the future of print media in a multi-channel world.&nbsp;</strong></p> Help support International Print Day! Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:17:20 +0100 <p><strong>International Print Day 2015 is coming up on Wedneday 14th October, here&#39;s a little about this great event and a few ways how you can get involved.&nbsp;</strong></p> International Print Day 2015 - Tweet ideas! Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:01:09 +0100 <p><strong><em>International Print Day, 14th October 2015</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday, 14th October, 2015 is International print Day!&nbsp; You can participate and help the print and paper community by sharing our selection of &ldquo;tweet-friendly&rdquo; facts we created for #IPD15. It&rsquo;s a fantastic way to remind people why print and paper is a sustainable way to communicate, and bust myths while you are at it. Just cut and paste into Twitter &ndash; we&rsquo;ve done the work for you!</strong></p> <p><strong>So please get Tweeting!!</strong></p> Waterstones to stop selling Kindles in-store Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:20:37 +0100 <p><strong>Waterstones is removing Amazon&rsquo;s Kindle devices from&nbsp;many of it stores as sales &ldquo;continue to be pitiful&rdquo;.</strong></p> ICT does not improve learning, says OECD Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:25:00 +0100 <p><strong>Schools have yet to take advantage of the potential of technology in the classroom to tackle the digital divide and give every student the skills they need in today&rsquo;s connected world, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of digital skills.</strong></p> Park Communcations Joins Two Sides and Print Power Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:56:14 +0100 <p><strong>Two Sides and Print Power are delighted to have Park Communications join as members. Park Communications are committed to environmental responsibility and as an organisation have made some inspirational efforts.&nbsp;</strong></p> The World's Forest Coverage - Mapped! Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:10:33 +0100 <p><strong>Telegraph Travel, using World Bank data, have put together a fascinating map showing the total forest coverage of countries around the globe.&nbsp;</strong></p> Filtering deadly water with the 'drinkable book' Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:25:52 +0100 <p><strong>In partnership with Dr. Theresa Dankovich from Carnegie Mellon, WATERisLIFE introduced The Drinkable Book, the first-ever manual that gives safe water tips and serves as a tool to kill deadly waterborne diseases by providing the reader with an opportunity to create clean, drinkable water from each page.&nbsp;</strong></p> Two Sides report interim success in Anti-Greenwash Campaign. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:37:52 +0100 <p><strong>84% of organisations remove Greenwash following the latest Two Sides Anti-Greenwash Campaign</strong></p> US Paper and Packaging Industry Joins Together to Launch National Consumer Campaign Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:58:04 +0100 <p><strong>Paper &amp; Packaging &ndash; How Life Unfolds &trade; Campaign Looks to Increase Appreciation and Demand.&nbsp;The program is financed by U.S. manufacturers and importers from four industry sectors including printing and writing; Kraft packaging paper, containerboard and paperboard.&nbsp;</strong></p> The “paperless” workplace: not as green as you think Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0100 <p><strong>Interesting blog from Tim English on paper and electronics and the efficient use of both.</strong></p> No Wonder You Love Paper June Update Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:12:54 +0100 <p><strong>The campaign is really picking up a pace and hopefully you may have already seen the ads for yourself in your favourite newspaper or magazine. &nbsp;Here are just some of the adverts which were placed in June.&nbsp;</strong></p> New Two Sides Survey: "Reading from paper or reading from screens. What do consumers prefer?" Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:01:05 +0100 <p><strong>A new survey into the preferences of consumers for printed versus digital communications has been published. The survey, which was commissioned by Two Sides and undertaken by international research company Toluna, sought the opinions and preferences of 500 consumers in the UK and 1,000 in the US on a number of issues relating to the switch from paper-based to digital media.</strong></p> Parents urged to ban phones and tablets before school Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:04:02 +0100 <p><strong>Parents should ban children from using tablets and smartphones before they set off for school in the morning, an expert has said.</strong></p> Paper notebooks and adult colouring books are in! Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:44:59 +0100 <p><strong>At Two Sides, we are partial to all things paper!&nbsp; But so are many other people as evidenced in several recent articles about the continuing appeal of paper notebooks (bullet journal anyone?), and the rising popularity of adult colouring books.&nbsp; </strong></p> The Growth Industry Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:49:03 +0100 <p><strong>Ever since the first tree was felled to make a newspaper, print has been linked with environmental impact. But once you go beyond the myths and look at the facts, you will find an entirely sustainable medium that creates more resources than it uses.&nbsp;</strong></p> Wood-based paper that emits light holds key to eco-friendlier devices Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:45:07 +0100 <p><strong>Chinese scientists have developed a wood-based paper that&rsquo;s also transparent and light-emitting&mdash;an innovation that could lead to greener smartphones and tablets in the future, Tech Times reported May 22.</strong></p> Two Sides launches European fact sheets to combat environmental misconceptions of print and paper Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:46:57 +0100 <p><strong>Print and paper is a highly sustainable form of communication in today&rsquo;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.</strong></p> A Greener Europe Wed, 27 May 2015 17:57:06 +0100 <p><strong>The Austrian pavilion at the 2015 World Expo in Milan demonstrates how the pavilion&rsquo;s &lsquo;green&rsquo; architecture could serve as a model for cities of the future. Entering the pavilion is like entering an Austrian forest. The fresh air from the forest is being channelled to the internal buildings and acting as a natural ventilation system.&nbsp;</strong></p> Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually Poses Risks to Health, Deprives Countries of Resources, Says UNEP report$19-Billion-Annually-Poses-Risks-to-Health-Deprives-Countries-of-Resources-Says-UNEP-report Fri, 15 May 2015 11:10:16 +0100 <p><strong>Geneva, 12 May 2015</strong> - Up to 90 per cent of the world&#39;s electronic waste, worth nearly US $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).</p>$19-Billion-Annually-Poses-Risks-to-Health-Deprives-Countries-of-Resources-Says-UNEP-report#6358 Buenos Aires ranks as top destination for bookstores Fri, 15 May 2015 10:04:20 +0100 <p><strong>Buenos Aires has ranked at the top when it comes to bookstores and apparently a love for the printed word.</strong></p> No Wonder You Love Paper update Wed, 13 May 2015 14:13:00 +0100 <p><strong>The No Wonder You Love Paper competition kicked off at the beginning of April and it has gotten off to a great start!...</strong></p> Global forestry and paper industry lowers emissions Thu, 07 May 2015 16:17:41 +0100 <p><strong>WASHINGTON, May 5, 2015</strong> (press release) &ndash; The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations&rsquo; (ICFPA) 2015 Sustainability Progress Report shows improvements on a range of sustainability indicators and focuses on the industry&rsquo;s contributions toward a green economy.</p> Apple recognizes the sustainable features of paper Wed, 06 May 2015 21:04:32 +0100 <p><strong>iTimber: Apple Partners with The Conservation Fund to Manage Working Forests</strong></p> The Earth is Getting Greener Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:10:00 +0100 <p><strong>Australian scientists have analysed 20 years of satellite data and found that the world&#39;s trees and plants now store four billion more tonnes of carbon than they did in 2003. </strong></p> Paper still going strong, despite the 'paperless office' predictions of the 70s Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:55:15 +0100 <p><strong>The phrase &#39;paperless office&#39; was coined way back in the 1970s, when commentators, buoyed by the exciting potential offered by technology, predicted that all record handling would be purely electronic by the 1990s.</strong></p> European Countries Biggest E-Waste Producers Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:50:42 +0100 <p><strong>Europe is producing the highest amount of e-waste per capita in the world, with Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark and the UK at the top of the global table.</strong></p> Did you catch any No Wonder You Love Paper adverts over the weekend? Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:08:32 +0100 <p><strong>A busy weekend for No Wonder You Love Paper! Readers of the Independent, i or Evening Standard may have spotted us...</strong></p> Pee-Powered Paper Distress Signal! Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:26:06 +0100 <p><strong>Recycled photocopier paper pyramids send distress signals when you pee on them</strong></p> New Competition Goes To Print! Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:21:03 +0100 <p><strong>Today we saw the first No Wonder You Love Paper Competition advert in a national newspaper! </strong></p> CEPI announces new event partnership with PRIMA Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:56:40 +0100 <p><strong>Today the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) announced a new event partnership with PRIMA, the Paper &amp; Related Industries Marketing Association. </strong></p> Sustainable Packaging Will Be a Key Growth Factor in the Global Recycled Paper Packaging Market Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:54:00 +0100 <p><strong>Press Release</strong>: Technavio Research&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Wed, Apr 8, 2015 16:35 BST</p> Pencil lines on paper could create sensor for robots, wearable technologies Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:26:39 +0100 <p><strong>When someone draws a rectangle on a piece of paper, most people see a doodle or geometry homework, but researchers in China see a potential sensor for robotics and wearable technologies. </strong></p> Win a fact-finding forest trip for two! Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:56:43 +0100 <p><strong>The 2015 </strong><em><strong>No Wonder You Love Paper</strong></em><strong> competition is giving 30 winners and their partners the chance to see sustainable forestry in action. </strong></p> Plans for the world's tallest wooden skyscraper Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:37:00 +0000 <p><strong>A wooden skyscraper that Austrian architects say will be the tallest of its kind in the world is to be built in Vienna next year.</strong></p> Staying organised with an old-fashioned paper planner Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:32:30 +0000 <p><strong>The organisation of my personal life is one area in which technology has failed me. I&#39;ve gone the archaic route of keeping track of everything on paper, and here&#39;s why it works so well.</strong></p> Researchers envision paper solar cells providing cheap power Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:57:24 +0000 <p><strong>Imagine a future in which solar cells are everywhere around you&mdash;on your window shades, in your laptop cover, in your clothing, perhaps even on a folded slip of paper that you carry in your pocket and take out when you want to charge your cell phone or other electronic gadget.</strong></p> The New Print Power Website Launches! Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:35:28 +0000 <p><strong>Print Power informs leading media and marketing professionals across Europe; promoting the use and effectiveness of print media in a multi-channel world.</strong> <strong>The new website has an abundance of information and resources surrounding the effectiveness of print, presented in a newly designed website. </strong></p> Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:18:00 +0000 <p><strong>Young people still prefer reading printed books more than digital materials</strong></p> More Research on the Negative Effects of Using E-Readers before Going to Sleep Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:59:12 +0000 <p><strong>A new study from Brigham and Women&#39;s Hospital (BWH) has discovered more information about how reading on screens before bed is causing sleep and health problems. </strong></p> Two Sides Launches New Global Anti-Greenwash Initiative Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:28:38 +0000 <p><strong>Release date; 4th March 2015, London, 12:00 CET</strong></p> <p><strong>Two Sides launches new global initiative to stop the use of misleading &ldquo;go green &ndash; go paperless&rdquo; environmental claims</strong></p> <p><em>New research reveals major global corporations are still flouting regulations put in place to protect consumers from misleading marketing claims.</em></p> Sales of Paper Maps Rise for the First Time in a Decade Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:10:28 +0000 <p><strong>Sales of Ordnance Survey maps are up 7 % for the financial year 2014-2015 as consumers increasingly want a map which doesn&#39;t rely on batteries and satellites. </strong></p> Print your digital photos or risk losing them, Google boss warns Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:26:27 +0000 <p><strong>Google&#39;s vice president, Vint Cerf warns we should print off our treasured photos or risk losing them through outdated operating systems. </strong></p> New research shows consumers absorb and understand more when reading in print Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:44:27 +0000 <p>New research produced by London Economics, on behalf of the Keep Me Posted&nbsp; (KMP) campaign, is one of the biggest studies of behavioural economics testing the effectiveness of paper versus online statements in money management.</p> <p>The online survey found that consumers were more likely to <strong>understand</strong> the information they were given,<strong> take appropriate action</strong>, and <strong>make better financial decisions.</strong></p> Students prefer to read from books rather than screens finds new survey Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:58:19 +0000 <p><strong>College students are highly cost-conscious when acquiring books. Yet when you remove price from the equation, the choice is generally print. In response to the survey question: If the price were identical, would you prefer to read in print or digitally? Over 75% of students in my samples from the United States, Japan, Germany, and Slovakia preferred print, both for school work and when reading for pleasure. (In Germany, the numbers were a whopping 94% for school reading and 90% for leisure.)</strong></p> NEW Two Sides Myths and Facts Booklet Thu, 05 Feb 2015 23:57:52 +0000 <p><strong>One of our most important resources, the <em>Myths &amp; Facts Booklet</em>,&nbsp;has been updated for 2015 including&nbsp;two new facts on; the benefits&nbsp;of packaging and, consumers&nbsp;choice&nbsp;to receive paper communications.</strong></p> Royal Mail MarketReach Launch Mail Men Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:08:24 +0000 <p><strong>Royal Mail MarketReach has launched the Mail Men campaign to promote the pioneering research carried out in The Private Life of Mail report. </strong></p> Carlsberg to develop biodegradable wood-fibre bottle Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:47:23 +0000 <p><strong>Carlsberg and partners are developing the world&rsquo;s first fully biodegradable beer bottle. The bottle will be made from sustainably sourced wood fibre or paper pulp and be known as the &quot;Green Fibre Bottle&quot;</strong></p> The Power of Print: Student cover competition Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:09:42 +0000 <p><strong>Working with final year illustration and animations students at Kingston University London, PrintWeek have launched the Power of Print student cover competition.</strong></p> <p>The brief: illustrate the enduring strength of print in today&#39;s multi-media environment.</p> <p>Below are the shortlisted entries, you can vote for your favourite via the link at the bottom. The winning design will be revealed in late March.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Important study from Royal Mail MarketReach on the effectiveness and impact of mail Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:44:19 +0000 <p><strong>Over the past 18 months, Royal Mail MarketReach have conducted eight separate strands of research with the aim of creating one complete story and comprehensive view of the ways in which mail impacts consumers. </strong></p> Is David the New Goliath? Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:38:51 +0000 <p><strong><em>Do corporates now live in fear of NGOs? The case of Resolute versus Greenpeace poses some new questions about CSR or NGOSR!</em></strong></p> Doctors warn of E-readers damaging sleep and health Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:58:56 +0000 <p><strong>A team from Harvard Medical School have found that it takes longer to fall asleep reading a light-emmitting e-reader, compared to a printed book, leading to a poorer quality sleep and increased tiredness the following day. </strong></p> A biodegradable Battery? Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:54:53 +0000 <p><strong>Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien has created a tiny cardboard capsule that could power your phone. </strong></p> Autumn Seminar Videos Now Available! Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:43:52 +0000 It's not just Christmas that wouldn't be the same without paper Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:07:39 +0000 <p><strong>Mark Miodownik recently wrote a great piece in the Guardian, telling of paper&#39;s fascinating history, the manufacturing process and in particular its appeal during the Christmas period. </strong></p> Is it the axe for the Danish print tax? Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:34:59 +0000 <p><strong>Good news for the Danish industry which has been fighting off a punitive print &#39;enviro-tax&#39;.</strong></p> Keep Me Posted gains news coverage from OAP discrimination figures Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:39:47 +0000 <p><strong>The Keep Me Posted Campaign continues to attract more media attention. </strong></p> Sappi and Edinburgh Napier University discover new low-cost process to make nanocellulose. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:56:29 +0000 <p><strong>Sappi Media Release</strong></p> <p>Johannesburg and Edinburgh, 09 December 2014</p> Two Sides in Tokyo Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:33:16 +0000 <p><strong>Japanese environmental group celebrates 10 years with conference and Two Sides presentation</strong>.</p> Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:00:06 +0000 <p><strong>New research from the University of Leeds shows that hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets</strong></p> Reasons to be Optimistic about Deforestation Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:38:38 +0000 <p><strong>Prominent conservationist, Rhett Butler, says he is finally finding reason to be optimistic about the future of tropical forests.</strong></p> Keep Me Posted Campaign Spreads to Europe Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:16:47 +0000 <p><strong>The Keep Me Posted campaign has now landed in Europe following great success in the UK.</strong></p> Internet Drives Packaging Growth And Recycling Challenges Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:24:50 +0000 <p><strong>Recycling rates for packaging are high but the growth of packing arising from online purchases is leading to some new and innovative ideas on how to improve rates still further</strong>.</p> WWF launches The Forest Campaign Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:57:30 +0000 <p><strong>WWF has launched its Forest Campaign- Seeking to cut out the trade in illegal and unsustainable timber. </strong></p> "Welcome Colombia", says Two Sides Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:52:41 +0000 <p>Two Sides has expanded South American coverage with a new launch in Colombia in front of a large audience representing many sectors of the print and paper chain</p> “Print Media – the weapon of choice for Ultimate Brand Impact” Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:38:59 +0000 <p><strong>Monday 3rd November, saw the annual Print Power and Two Sides seminar in association with the Stationers Livery Company</strong></p> <p>120 guests heard from leading industry experts about innovation within print and how, as part of the media mix, print has a vital role to play with demonstrable return on investment. Furthermore in an increasingly busy digital world, that with prints tactile strengths and ability to physically communicate with the consumer, it still has a bright future.</p> WWF denounce new book as containing "An extraordinary level of factual inaccuracy" Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:48:22 +0000 <p>There&#39;s been a bit of a spat recently between author Wilfried Huismann, who first published a book in German language in 2012 called &#39;Silence of the Pandas&#39;, and WWF who stand accused by the author of various misdeads. More about this will undoubtably follow!</p> US ditches electronic voting machines Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:11:27 +0000 <p>States have abandoned electronic voting machines in droves, ensuring that most voters will be casting their ballots by hand on Election Day.</p> What is the future of the book? It is much brighter than people think Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:02 +0100 <p><strong>&quot;To see technology purely as a threat to books risks missing a key point. Books are not just &ldquo;tree flakes encased in dead cow&rdquo;, as a scholar once wryly put it. They are a technology in their own right, one developed and used for the refinement and advancement of thought. And this technology is a powerful, long-lived and adaptable one.&quot;</strong></p> Get your paper doodles onto a mobile screen with this innovative ballpoint pen. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:05:46 +0100 <p>Australian design studio creates the only writing tool you&rsquo;ll ever need</p> Two Sides team hosted by Sappi Ngodwana mill Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:54:10 +0100 <p>International Managers of the Two Sides organisation recently held their annual meeting at Sappi&#39;s Ngodwana mill near Johannesburg</p> Do e-books make it harder to remember what you just read? Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:39:19 +0100 <p><strong>Digital books are lighter and more convenient to tote around than paper books, but there may be advantages to old technology.</strong></p> Ebooks outsold by print in first half of 2014 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:23:14 +0100 <p>Fans of print can take comfort in new statistics from Nielsen Books &amp; Consumer which show that ebooks were outsold by both hardcovers and paperbacks during the first half of 2014.</p> Parents Love buying Printed Books for Their Children Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:04:08 +0100 <p><strong>Parents who buy books for their children have an attachment to print vs. e-books, a new Nielsen study has found.</strong></p> <p>By Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY</p> Moleskine notebook links to digital media Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06:58:38 +0100 <p>Going digital doesn&#39;t mean losing paper!</p> The Future of the Future of Books Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:32:36 +0100 <p><strong>Thoughts on Amazon, e-books, and the future of how we read words. </strong></p> <p>By Lincoln Michel via BuzzFeed posted on Sept. 17, 2014</p> Climate summit makes anti-deforestation pledge Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:52:59 +0100 <p>Update from the Climate Summit</p> University of Houston study finds print readers recall more than online readers Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:37:12 +0100 <p>Readers who abandon print newspapers in favour of online news may want to consider the negative effect.</p> Canada's broadcast regulator probes telcos that charge for paper bills Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:51:29 +0100 <p>Canada&#39;s broadcast regulator is going to look into why some telecom and cable companies charge customers who want to receive paper bills instead of electronic ones.</p> Read On. Get On. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:19:12 +0100 <p>Please sign the petition to get more children reading</p> Ikea launches the revolutionary Bookbook Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:37:38 +0100 <p>Ad of the day: Ikea hilariously pitches its 2015 catalogue as the coolest gadget ever</p> Trees for the poor – argues leading environmentalist Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:35:47 +0100 <p>Millions of acres of tropical forest should be cut down to allow poor countries to expand their economies, according to a leading environmentalist and adviser to the Prince of Wales.</p> <p>The opinions of Sir Jonathan Porritt, a well known leading environmental activist, will no doubt engender fierce comment from environmental groups but will be welcomed by ambitious Asian paper makers as they seek to expand their production of paper.</p> Improved Comprehension With The Printed Page Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:25:06 +0100 <p><strong>The implications of a world-wide shift to all things digital will be a topic dominating the media and academia for many years to come. Writing in her blog, Selena Larson explores how comprehension improves through reading off the printed page, as opposed to digital screens.</strong></p> Two Sides & Print Power Autumn Seminar in association with The Stationers' Livery Company Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:30:40 +0100 <p>&ldquo;How print media is the weapon of choice for ultimate brand impact&hellip;&rdquo;</p> Publishing industry blow as nine million fewer books given as gifts in 2013 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:03:10 +0100 <p>The latest figures were revealed in Nielsen Book&rsquo;s UK Books &amp; Consumers Annual Review for 2013 and described as a &#39;concerning trend&#39;</p> Printed books remain the favourite way to read, despite e-reader growth; new US study reveals Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:41:11 +0100 <p>Most American adults read a print book in the past year, even as e-reading continues to grow</p> PEFC re-endorses five national forest certification systems Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:53:30 +0100 <p>Five national forest certification systems achieve re-endorsement</p> Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:20:21 +0100 <p>Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books</p> Ukraine crisis: Russia aid trucks 'an invasion' Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:16:09 +0100 <p>A senior official in Kiev has accused Russia of invading Ukraine after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission.</p> <p>Russia began sending in its lorries, stranded at the border for more than a week, after formally accusing Ukraine of unreasonable obstruction.</p> <p>Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, head of Ukraine&#39;s SBU security service, said it was a &quot;direct invasion&quot;.</p> <p>The aid is destined for civilians in the east Ukraine war zone.</p> <p>Reports suggest the lorries are being escorted by rebel fighters.</p> <p>The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it was not part of the convoy &quot;in any way&quot;.</p> <p>Russia&#39;s foreign ministry has warned Ukraine not to take any action against the convoy, without specifying the consequences.</p> Paper make-up, the ultimate beauty note! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:07:52 +0100 <p>Is it a book, is it a blotter is it a post-it? Actually it&#39;s a foundation, blusher or highlighter papier say Mia Cosmetics</p> Paper cities - such a fun, creative use of paper! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:48:17 +0100 BadaBoomBox: A bluetooth paper speaker! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:38:45 +0100 Guilt-free takeaway coffee in a paper cup: is there such a thing? Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:30:58 +0100 <p>Companies are making progress from developing detachable plastic linings to compostable tableware.</p> UK consumers prefer food packaging to be paper-based Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:27:43 +0100 <p>More than half of respondents to a YouGov poll on packaging said that they would prefer their groceries and fresh produce to be packaged in paper-based materials (such as that pictured above) than in plastics.</p> Two Sides and Print Power Autumn Seminar Evening Dinner, Monday 3 November 2014 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:45:00 +0100 <p>For the first time, following our annual Autumn Seminar,&nbsp; Two Sides and Print Power will host&nbsp;a special evening&nbsp;dinner event in association with The Stationers Livery Company at Stationers Hall.</p> Keep Me Posted calls to protect consumer choice on paperless billing Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:26:40 +0100 <p>Many people still prefer paper bills and statements.</p> How to deal with e-waste Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:11:45 +0100 <p>It is estimated that almost a quarter of e-waste that developed countries discard floods into just seven developing countries with major potential environmental and health risks for the people who live there.</p> Water footprint standard published by ISO Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:12:57 +0100 <p>The International Organization for Standardization has published a water footprint standard to help businesses and other organizations measure their potential environmental impact of water use and pollution.</p> Keynote Speaker Richard Watson, Futurologist, to present at our Two Sides & Print Power Autumn Seminar Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:48:11 +0100 <p>We are delighted to announce that Richard will be speaking at our Autumn Seminar with his fascinating presentation&nbsp; <strong>&quot;</strong><em><strong>Futurevision - The World of Print in 2020</strong>&quot;.</em></p> <p>From letterpress to digital, Papyrus to synthetic paper, change is continual. Richard takes a futuristic look at what opportunities are there in the next phase.</p> Compostable, recyclable paper cup from AkzoNobel Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:47:02 +0100 <p>AkzoNobel claims to have created the world&rsquo;s first fully compostable and recyclable paper cup.</p> A gown made out of recycled comic books!? Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:48:34 +0100 New Shaving Method: Paper Cut Razors Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:09:47 +0100 <p>When&#39;s the last time a paper cut felt this good?</p> Major new report claims that strengthening community forest rights is critical tool to fight climate change Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:24:19 +0100 <p>An effective way for governments to meet climate goals, safeguard forests and protect the livelihoods of their citizens.</p> Peter Lancaster, CEO of Documobi, to appear at Two Sides and Print Power Autumn Seminar Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:43:32 +0100 <p><strong>Making Print Digital in a Mobile World</strong></p> P2P - Turn paper into pencils? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:04:46 +0100 <p>A new innovative concept recycles paper into pencils right before your eyes.</p> I saw things on paper that had been around for hundreds of years and a lightbulb went off in my head Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:19:33 +0100 ISO 14001 is changing. How will it affect your company? Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:34:53 +0100 <p>How will the recently announced changes to ISO 14001 affect your business?</p> Tissue and packaging offset graphic paper decline Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:45:01 +0100 <p>Download the latest European Paper Industries&#39; key statistics.</p> test to test archiving issue Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:46:01 +0100 <p>test to test archiving issue</p> Recovery and recycling of paper cups - new group formed to generate action Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:19:56 +0100 <p>Supply chance to be improved.</p> Compostable plastic alternative developed by Sodra and James Cropper Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:37:23 +0100 <p>Swedish forestry giant S&ouml;dra and paper and technical fibres manufacturer James Cropper have created a lightweight, biodegradable alternative to plastic.</p> National Geographic adds recycled fibre to magazines Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:23:47 +0100 <p>Use of recycled fibre in top magazine is a game-changer for the publishing industry</p> UK carbon budget stands Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:50:22 +0100 <p>The UK government will keep its goal to cut carbon emissions in half by 2027 from 1990 levels.</p> Paper composite a 'future material' for construction Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:05:14 +0100 <p>In a couple of years from now, walls might be made - quite surprisingly - from shredded paper.</p> Two Sides and the Canadian Printing Industries Association sign partnership agreement Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:27:58 +0100 <p>Two Sides expands its efforts into Canada with the support of major players in the graphic communications industry</p> Two Sides tackle the Welsh Conservative party electioneering policy on junk mail Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:33:22 +0100 <p><strong>Two Sides Press Release;&nbsp;21st May 2014 London UK, 12.00 BST</strong></p> <p>The Welsh Conservative party responds to an open Letter from Two Sides challenging their policy consultation to tackle unwanted so-called &ldquo;junk mail&rdquo;, which they claim is harmful to the environment.</p> This is a test Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:19:02 +0100 <p>This is a test</p> Children’s and young people’s reading in 2013 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:17:23 +0100 <p>Read the findings from the 2013 UK National Literacy Trust&rsquo;s annual survey.</p> Book Now - Two Sides & Print Power Autumn Seminar 2014 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:36:20 +0100 <p>Print Media - The Weapon of Choice for Ultimate Brand Impact</p> Book Now - Two Sides & Print Power Autumn Seminar 2014 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:09:51 +0100 <p>Print Media - The Weapon of Choice for Ultimate Brand Impact</p> Waste byproduct potential market value $242bn$242bn Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:19:34 +0100 <p>Lignin, which is found in lignocellulosic biomass and is a common byproduct of the paper and pulp industry, has a potential market value of $242 billion if steps are taken to bring it to market</p>$242bn#4298 The amazing paper bird art of Diana Beltran Herrera Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:08:19 +0100 <p>Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera specializes in life-like portrayals of birds in paper: single forms, groups in wilderness tableaus, origami aviaries.</p> Patrick Fuller, Chairman of Result to speak at TS/PP Seminar! Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:40:58 +0100 Canon's Strategic Marketing Expert in the Professional Print Market lined up for Two Sides and Print Power Autumn Seminar 2014! Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:28:36 +0100 <p>Mark Lawn will be a Key Speaker at our event on Monday 3rd November 2014!</p> Smurfit Kappa increases CO2 reduction goal Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:06:34 +0100 <p>Packaging giant reduces CO2 emissions.</p> Bacardi Rum delivers sustainable packaging Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:18:30 +0100 <p>Bacardi says it delivers its rum with sustainable packaging, from trees that generate cardboard containers, to production lines that bottle and box, to trucks that transport the product.</p> Technology is taking over English Departments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:05:33 +0100 <p>The false promise of the digital humanities</p> Can paper billing be more cost effective than e-invoicing? Yes, it can! Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:50:34 +0100 <p>Paper billing still more efficient than e-invoicing, according to research.</p> UN: World's forests fundamental to human well-being Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:51:26 +0100 <p>A senior UN official has described the world&#39;s forests as &quot;fundamental&quot; to human well-being and survival.</p> Print Media You See Every Day Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:38:43 +0100 WWF unveil 'Paper path to sustainability and social responsibility' Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:27:00 +0100 <p>More than 100 civil society groups including WWF are promoting a Global Paper Vision that addresses climate change, human rights and new expectations for corporate transparency.</p> 'I decide how I receive’ Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:17:50 +0100 <p>Spanish Government makes paper bills the default choice. Charging for paper bills is illegal. Consumers must give consent to go digital.</p> Do we prefer paper to e-books? Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:41:27 +0100 <p>Which do our brains prefer? Research is forcing us to rethink how we respond to the written word.</p> Are authors adjusting their styles to engage a distracted audience? Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:05:52 +0100 <p>Are modern readers too distracted to appreciate literary novels?</p> Consumers still want to receive Mail Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:11:02 +0100 <p>Whilst many organisations are encouraging customers to move online or take digital communications actually, consumers still like receiving post and should have the choice.</p> Direct Mail - Welcomed by consumers Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:11:41 +0100 <p>Direct Mail Statistics, a report published by Central Mailing Systems, shows consumers welcome Direct Mail and how it &nbsp;positively influences their purchasing decisions.</p> Scientists make paper that's stronger than steel! Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:46:10 +0100 <p>Scientists spin ultra-strong cellulose fibres at DESY&acute;s research light source PETRA III</p> Do digital books epitomise the deathlessness of paper and the “culture of distraction”? Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:48:54 +0100 <p>Where does the printed word stand in the digital age?</p> St Ives Group strengthens commitment to sustainable print production with Two Sides agreement Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:19:47 +0100 <p>Leading UK print group supports Two Sides.</p> Queen’s speech highlights climate goals Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:07:20 +0100 <p>Supermarket plastic bags to carry a surcharge.</p> Computer e-waste could reach 1 billion PCs by 2020 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:38:00 +0100 <p>Computer recycling capacity will need to be able to cope with more than a billion PCs by 2020, according to research published in the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management.</p> Washable paper? A new fashion trend! Fri, 30 May 2014 09:48:20 +0100 Magazine publishers reinforce sustainability pledge in new five-year Government deal Thu, 29 May 2014 18:04:15 +0100 <p>The UK consumer magazine and business media sector, through the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), has made a series of major environmental commitments within a renewed sustainability agreement with Government.</p> 49 million tons of e-waste were generated in 2012 Thu, 29 May 2014 15:15:05 +0100 <p>Interesting statistics on the proliferation of e-waste.</p> Are Banks reneging on promises to move away from misleading environmental marketing? Is-Greenwashing-returning Thu, 29 May 2014 11:36:15 +0100 <p>Two Sides Press Release; 29th May London UK, 12.00pm BST</p> Is-Greenwashing-returning#3901 Iggesund among the top 100 in the world at sustainable business Wed, 28 May 2014 18:53:14 +0100 <p>Swedish paper manufacturer is one of 100 world leaders in sustainability.</p> An Earth Day reminder about why print and paper can be environmentally sustainable Tue, 27 May 2014 11:40:00 +0100 Want to remember the information? Make a written note! Thu, 22 May 2014 13:44:15 +0100 <p>New research suggests that traditional note taking is still very effective.</p> The Domtar Paper Fun Truck Tue, 20 May 2014 09:38:37 +0100 <p>Paper is forever fun.</p> Handwriting Helps the Brain Function Mon, 19 May 2014 15:45:28 +0100 An Earth Day reminder about why print and paper can be environmentally sustainable Mon, 19 May 2014 14:53:22 +0100 Latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey indicates improvement in print demand and further growth predicted in Q2. Mon, 19 May 2014 11:05:02 +0100 <p>Sentiment among printers, on the general state of trade, remained positive on balance during Q1, according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.</p> Two Sides Launches Engaging New Website! Mon, 19 May 2014 09:33:04 +0100 Millenials prefer paper to screens. But do they perform better with paper? Fri, 16 May 2014 15:12:09 +0100 <p>More discussions on the merits of books versus computer screens.</p> Students reading e-books are losing out, study suggests Fri, 16 May 2014 12:50:59 +0100 <p>Could e-books actually get in the way of reading?</p> Paperless e-billing promoter closes Fri, 16 May 2014 10:54:54 +0100 <p>Greenwasher, and sponsor of the failed Paperless 2013 initiative, &#39;Manilla&#39; has announced that it is shutting down on 1 July.</p> Each page of this 'Drinkable Book' is a water filter that removes deadly bacteria Thu, 15 May 2014 11:13:46 +0100 <p>DDB charity project purifies as it educates.</p> test Wed, 14 May 2014 17:02:19 +0100 The power of paper Wed, 14 May 2014 14:42:58 +0100 <p>The digital revolution is leading to a paperless world. Well, that&#39;s the received wisdom. In fact, says Alexander Monro, after 2,000 years, paper&#39;s power is merely evolving.</p> Monday 3 November 2014 - An important date for your diary! Wed, 14 May 2014 08:51:41 +0100 <p>Don&rsquo;t forget to make a note in your diary for the Two Sides UK / Print Power Autumn Seminar 2014!</p> sonya 123 Thu, 08 May 2014 10:07:31 +0100 <p>frergf</p> abc Wed, 07 May 2014 09:27:07 +0100 abc Wed, 07 May 2014 09:27:07 +0100 abc Wed, 07 May 2014 09:27:07 +0100 abc Wed, 07 May 2014 09:27:07 +0100 abc Wed, 07 May 2014 09:27:07 +0100 test news for upload pdf Wed, 07 May 2014 09:16:48 +0100 <p>strapline. Some text</p> Why the smart reading device of the future may be … paper Tue, 06 May 2014 16:21:04 +0100 <p>Paper books were supposed to be dead by now.</p> Paper bottles secure big investment Thu, 01 May 2014 16:32:55 +0100 <p>Ecologic Brands, maker of America&rsquo;s first recycled paper bottle and the award-winning eco.bottle line, has completed the first close of a $7 million round of financing.</p> US Social Security resumes paper checks following push for paperless Thu, 01 May 2014 14:55:57 +0100 <p>In the United States, paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback.</p> Toshiba launches world’s first eco-friendly MFP system that can erase images and text on the prints Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:41:27 +0100 <p>Toshiba TEC announced the world&rsquo;s first eco-friendly MFP system that can erase images and text on the prints with integrated scan-to-network function.</p> United Nations International Day of Forests celebrated Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:18:44 +0100 <p>Last month the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) celebrated the United Nations International Day of Forests.</p> This miniature robotic printer rolls across a sheet of paper Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:52:20 +0100 <p>Would you replace your desktop printer with a tiny robot that prints by creeping across a sheet of paper?</p> Better read than dead. Why books will endure. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:22:14 +0100 <p>Another positive message for the printed word.</p> An Earth Day reminder about why print and paper can be environmentally sustainable Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:39:22 +0100 An Earth Day reminder about why print and paper can be environmentally sustainable Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:39:22 +0100 An Earth Day reminder about why print and paper can be environmentally sustainable Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:39:22 +0100 An Earth Day reminder about why print and paper can be environmentally sustainable Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:39:22 +0100 How global forest-destroyers are turning over a new leaf Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:27:12 +0100 <p>Two updates on developments on zero deforestation policies in Indonesia.</p> Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:53:36 +0100 <p>Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks for exciting words, and then grows restless, scampering off to the next page she probably won&rsquo;t commit to.</p> A heartfelt “THANKS” from Two Sides U.S. to our supporters in 2013! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:07:24 +0100 <p>December 18, 2013</p> Is Technology Keeping Us from Learning? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:01 +0100 <p>November 20, 2013</p> Is Technology Keeping Us from Learning? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:01 +0100 <p>November 20, 2013</p> Two Sides Launches in Brazil! Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:05:01 +0100 <p>42 associations unite to support the launch of the Two Sides initiative in Brazil</p> Vince - another test Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:11:20 +0100 <p>This is the strapline.<br /> &nbsp;</p> vince test Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:42:20 +0100 <p>vince testing news feature</p> Get involved in the Wikipedia Book Project! Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:43:05 +0100 <p>A unique 1000 volume production, with only one copy</p> Get involved in the Wikipedia Book Project! Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:43:05 +0100 <p>A unique 1000 volume production, with only one copy</p> vince test 2 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:43:05 +0100 Pritzker Prize won by Japanese architect Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:02:55 +0100 <p>Japanese architect Shigeru Ban - who uses cardboard tubes to make temporary housing in disaster zones - has won 2014&#39;s Pritzker Architecture Prize.&nbsp;</p> Pritzker Prize won by Japanese architect Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:02:55 +0100 <p>Japanese architect Shigeru Ban - who uses cardboard tubes to make temporary housing in disaster zones - has won 2014&#39;s Pritzker Architecture Prize.&nbsp;</p> WWF Advisory to Buyers and Investors of RGE/APRIL Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:35:06 +0000 <p>WWF cautiously welcomes APRIL Sustainable Forest Management Policy.</p> Munksjö joins the Two Sides campaign Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:32:59 +0000 <p>Munksj&ouml; has announced today that it has become a member of Two Sides and a supporter of the Two Sides campaigns, which promote the sustainability and the effectiveness of print and paper.</p> The Guardian features Two Sides success Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:57:54 +0000 <p>The paper industry is challenging the assumption that digital marketing is more environmentally friendly than paper</p> Two Sides UK publish seven new Quick Fact Sheets, setting the record straight! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:05:22 +0000 <p>When it comes to the sustainability of Print and Paper, it is important to separate verifiable facts from opinions and misleading information.</p> Two Sides UK publish seven new Quick Fact Sheets! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:05:22 +0000 <p>When it comes to the sustainability of Print and Paper, it is important to separate verifiable facts from opinions and misleading information.</p> Two Sides UK publish seven new Quick Fact Sheets! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:05:22 +0000 <p>When it comes to the sustainability of Print and Paper, it is important to separate verifiable facts from opinions and misleading information.</p> Two Sides UK publish seven new Quick Fact Sheets! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:05:22 +0000 <p>When it comes to the sustainability of Print and Paper, it is important to separate verifiable facts from opinions and misleading information.</p> Two Sides UK publish seven new Quick Fact Sheets Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:05:22 +0000 <p>When it comes to the sustainability of Print and Paper, it is important to separate verifiable facts from opinions and misleading information.</p> Wikipedia 1,000-volume print edition planned Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:21:15 +0000 <p>Currently soliciting crowd funding, scheme hopes to transpose website&#39;s 2.6 billion words onto paper for touring exhibition</p> Paper, double the stength of steel! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:11:52 +0000 <p>Did you realise the inherent strength of paper?</p> Paper, double the strength of steel! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:11:52 +0000 <p>Did you realise the inherent strength of paper?</p> Buyers assured reliable information on forest management Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:03:59 +0000 <p>More than 40 partners launch near-real time forest monitoring system</p> tuesday afternoon Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 <p>tuesday afternoon strapline</p> test tuesday am Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 <p>test tuesday am strapline</p> How Our Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops are Linked to Corruption and Civil Unrest Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:01:23 +0000 <p>Electronic devices make our lives better in many ways. However, when we look deeply at their life cycle, it can sometimes raise more questions than it answers. A recent article in the October 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine details how electronic devices are fueling corruption and civil unrest in the Congo.</p> WWF Advisory to Buyers and Investors of RGE/APRIL Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:38:00 +0000 WWF cautiously welcomes APRIL Sustainable Forest Management Policy. Munksj? joins the Two Sides campaign to promote the sustainability and effectiveness of paper Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:11:00 +0000 Munksj? has announced today that it has become a member of Two Sides and a supporter of the Two Sides campaigns, which promote the sustainability and the effectiveness of print and paper. The Guardian reports on the Two Sides anti greenwash campaign Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:50:00 +0000 The paper industry is challenging the assumption that digital marketing is more environmentally friendly than paper Two Sides UK publish seven new Quick Fact Sheets Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:20:00 +0000 When it comes to the sustainability of Print and Paper, it is important to separate verifiable facts from opinions and misleading information. Wikipedia 1,000-volume print edition planned Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Currently soliciting crowd funding, scheme hopes to transpose website's 2.6 billion words onto paper for touring exhibition BBC's One Show discovers how paper can be double the strength of steel! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Did you realise the inherent strength of paper? How Our Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops are Linked to Corruption and Civil Unrest Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 <p>Electronic devices make our lives better in many ways. However, when we look deeply at their life cycle, it can sometimes raise more questions than it answers.</p> New forest watch initiative will assure buyers with reliable information on forest management Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:28:00 +0000 More than 40 partners launch near-real time forest monitoring system New solvent technology set to revolutionise paper making Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:14:00 +0000 <p>Big energy savings predicted as new solvent technology is developed</p> Revising for an exam? Don't use a laptop Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:02:00 +0000 <p>Taking notes with pen and paper boosts memory and our ability to understand</p> A Matter of Credentials - The International Paper EMEA Sustainability Story Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:02:00 +0000 <p>International Paper has announced the release of its third EMEA sustainability publication, entitled, &#39;A Matter of Credentials - the International Paper EMEA Sustainability Story&#39;.</p> The Dangers of Life Cycle Assessments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:27:00 +0000 <p>Life Cycle Assessments are often used to support environmental arguments. But there are dangers, warns a new report from Two Sides</p> Read your Lloyds flyer if you care about paperless billing Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:54:00 +0000 <p>Lloyds plans to end monthly paper bank statements unless you call to reinstate them.</p> High Street banks carry on cutting paper statements Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:29:00 +0000 <p>Banks are turning away from paper bank statements as technology advances</p> Euro banknotes will remain paper, not plastic Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:35:00 +0000 <p>European Central Bank opts for &#39;most cost-conscious option&#39;.</p> Only 1% of European offices are paperless Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Slow take-up on digital mailrooms. Two Sides plots global strategy to promote print and fight greenwashing Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:48:00 +0000 Interview with Two Sides' Australian Country Manager Kellie Northwood in Australian trade journal ProPrint illustrates global spread of the campaign. PGT makes paper pulp from palm oil waste Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:26:00 +0000 <p>Pulp Green Tech (PGT), which owns Thai Gorilla Pulp in Thailand, says it has made high-grade quality paper pulp from 100 percent palm oil waste material, called empty fruit bunches or EFBs.</p> ISO 14001 revision receives majority support and moves forward Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:02:00 +0000 <p>A revised version of ISO 14001 has received overwhelming support from ISO members, ensuring the draft international environmental management system standard will progress to the next step.</p> Next big idea in forest conservation? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:10:00 +0000 <p>Using drones to catch poachers, monitor forests</p> A Must Read Series: The Link Between Paper and Sustainable Forestry Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 <p><span style="color:#000000">It&#39;s great to find others who are also working to dispel the myths and convey the &ldquo;good news&rdquo; about paper and print products and their sustainability. A case in point is a series of articles sponsored by Two Sides member company <span style="color:#000000"><strong>International Paper</strong></span>. The articles are available online at <span style="color:#000000"><strong>Triple Pundit</strong></span>, a new-media company with one of the world&rsquo;s most well-read websites on ethical, sustainable and profitable business.</span></p> More than 20 leading U.S. companies remove Anti-Paper green claims Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 <p>Two Sides U.S. educational campaign successfully corrects green washing related to print and paper products</p> Conductive electronic paper speakers Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:08:00 +0000 <p>Yet another innovative application for paper.</p> E-waste and its potential effect on future generations Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:43:00 +0000 <p>Information on the growth of e-waste</p> New EU Directives a step forward for green public procurement Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:16:00 +0000 <p>Three new Public Procurement Directives approved by the European Parliament will allow public authorities in Europe to base their purchasing decisions on environmental and social considerations</p> Irish National Forest Inventory shows private forests growth Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:03:00 +0000 <p>The inventory involved a detailed nationwide field survey of Ireland&#39;s forests.</p> Life-sized pirate ship made entirely of cardboard Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:01:00 +0000 <p>Halloween party on Treasure Island</p> Intricate laser cut stained glass paper windows Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:27:00 +0000 <p>Another beautiful application for paper</p> New study: Both e-books and print are popular Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:52:00 +0000 <p>Fifty percent of survey respondents own e-reading device, up 43% from September 2013, but only 4% read e-books exclusively, suggesting print books market is doing just fine, finds Pew Research Center.</p> Infographic: Print books are far from dead Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 A new infographic reveals some statistics about the plateauing of e-books and the triumph of hardcover sales that should warm the hearts of bibliophiles. Latest innovation brings cycle helmets made from paper Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 The secret ingredient for a safer bike helmet - paper! UK label makers sign up to zero landfill Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:23:00 +0000 <p>Update on landfill reduction scheme.</p> European Parliament blocks EC legislation to reclassify recovered fiber Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:59:00 +0000 <p>CEPI says proposed legislation would have done significant damage to the European paper recycling industry.</p> Sainsbury's recycles Christmas! Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:59:00 +0000 Sainsbury's intensifies Christmas card recycling Can paper bills be more cost-effective than e-bills? Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 <p><strong><em>Case Study:&nbsp; The Cost of Direct Mail versus Email Invoices</em></strong></p> <p><em>This blog appeared in the series &ldquo;Two Sides to Sustainability&rdquo; by Phil Riebel in </em><em>Printing Impressions on December 5, 2013 </em></p> Can paper bills be more cost-effective than e-bills? Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 <p><strong><em>Case Study:&nbsp; The Cost of Direct Mail versus Email Invoices</em></strong></p> <p><em>This blog appeared in the series &ldquo;Two Sides to Sustainability&rdquo; by Phil Riebel in </em><em>Printing Impressions on December 5, 2013 </em></p> Two Sides UK begins 2014 with first-rate member feedback Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:01:00 +0000 <p>A Two Sides UK Membership Survey, conducted in December 2013, has revealed extremely positive and constructive feedback on the organisations campaign activities.</p> Plastic notes issued In UK from 2016 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:21:00 +0000 <p>Notes made from plastic - starting with a new &pound;5 note featuring Churchill - are being introduced partly to tackle counterfeiters.</p> Paper bills and statements more likely to reveal overcharging - reveals new research Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:54:00 +0000 30% of UK energy bills contain errors according to independent research Breakthrough technologies set to revolutionise paper and pulp industry and provide climate solution Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:34:00 +0000 <p>Industry calls for breakthrough technologies to be at the heart of the 2030 climate and energy package</p> 2013 European Paper Industry Sustainability Report Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:09:00 +0000 <p>European paper recycling rate hits 71.7%</p> Roll on the green revolution Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:12:00 +0000 <p>The Economist&#39;s view on the recent CEPI initiative</p> A Paperless Society? Not So Fast Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:37:00 +0000 <p>Paper hasn&#39;t been displaced by the digital revolution. Predictions of a paperless society have been bandied about for close to half a century, driven by an unbridled faith that technology would eliminate the need for something as old-fashioned as record-keeping on pulverized cellulose.</p> Amazon sustainable packaging initiative alleviates 'Wrap Rage' Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:15:00 +0000 <p>Amazon says it&#39;s winning the battle against plastic clamshell cases and wire ties part of the company&#39;s &#39;Frustration-Free&#39; sustainable packaging initiative.</p> Paper generators: Harvesting energy from touching, rubbing and sliding Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:15:00 +0000 <p>Disney Research, Pittsburgh present a new energy harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from a user&#39;s interactions with paper-like materials.</p> Future skills in the graphical industry project kicks off Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:14:00 +0000 <p>Together Intergraf and UNI Europa Graphical in partnership with the European Graphic/Media Industry Network (EGIN) have been awarded funding from the European Commission to undertake a project entitled Future Skills in the Graphical Industry: Identifying and promoting best practices in Europe.</p> Young adult readers 'prefer printed to ebooks' Wed, 04 Dec 2013 07:24:00 +0000 Survey finds that 62% of 16 to 24-year-olds prefer traditional books over their digital equivalents Scientific American: Why the Brain Prefers Paper Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:39:00 +0000 <p>There is good news for those who enjoy paper and print! An article in the recent November 2013 issue of Scientific American magazine clearly supports what we already know: most people understand and remember text better when read on paper rather than a screen. According to the article, while e-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as these technologies improve, reading on paper has many advantages.</p> Breakthrough technologies set to revolutionise paper and pulp industry and provide climate solution Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:45:00 +0000 <p>Industry calls for breakthrough technologies to be at the heart of the 2030 climate and energy package.</p> European Paper Week - reinventing growth Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:33:00 +0000 <p>European paper industry focuses on sustainability and innovation</p> Scientific American: Why the Brain Prefers Paper Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 <p>There is good news for those who enjoy paper and print!&nbsp; An article in the recent November 2013 issue of <em>Scientific American</em> magazine clearly supports what we already know:&nbsp; most people understand and remember text better when read on paper rather than a screen.&nbsp; According to the article, while e-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as these technologies improve, reading on paper has many advantages.</p> Career opportunities at Two Sides and Print Power Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:52:00 +0000 <p>Two new positions at Two Sides UK</p> CEPI launches new EN 643 video Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:31:00 +0000 The Confederation of European Paper Industries has prepared a short video explaining the new EN 643, the European List of Standard Grades of Paper and Board for Recycling. Charges for paper bills are increasingly being challenged. Will BT face court sanctions? Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:41:00 +0000 <p>BT&#39;s paper bill charge is penalising small businesses</p> Energy companies 'making &pound;650m a year from billing errors' Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:09:00 +0000 <p>Survey reveals 28% of customers were overcharged an average of &pound;121 - and move to online billing is making matters worse</p> Record Turn Out For Two Sides and Print Power Seminar! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 <p>Our annual seminar this year was a great success.</p> Digital age 'challenging' for paper recyclers Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:29:00 +0000 <p>An increase in the use of electronic devices and online shopping is &#39;changing the flow of fibre&#39; coming into the recovered paper sector and affecting the quality of recyclate, according to DS Smith Recycling.</p> "Keep Me Posted" fights for the consumer's right to choose Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:51:00 +0000 <p>What&#39;s the campaign all about? We&#39;ve been asked this question many times and we&#39;ve put together a synopsis of this great and much needed campaign.</p> World Book Day 2014 - call to action Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:42:00 +0000 <p>Catch up on all the latest World Book Day information and developments</p> BPIF Printing Outlook survey shows encouraging signs Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:04:00 +0000 Improvement in orders and output achieved - confidence high for a strong seasonal boost. Peers urge action on paper bills Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:04:00 +0000 <p>The &#39;Keep Me Posted&#39; campaign, a partnership of representatives from charities, interest groups and business, achieves success in getting the question of consumer choice raised in the House of Lords.</p> Paper companies participate in WWF paper index Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:51:00 +0000 <p>Companies disclose ecological footprint of 82 million tonnes of pulp and paper</p> Good news from Two Sides Italy Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:08:00 +0000 <p>Two Sides Italy spreads the message.</p> Greenpeace: APP making progress on forest conservation pledge Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:34:00 +0000 <p>Asia Pulp and Paper Group, one of the largest paper producers in the world, is serious about its pledge to end the clearing of natural forests, according to a progress review of the company&#39;s Forest Conservation Policy.</p> Sustainability in the printing industry Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:13:00 +0000 <p>Intergraf - The European Federation for Print and Digital Communication reinforces the fact that our industry is entirely sustainable and environmentally friendly.</p> Industry acclaim for coffee cup recycling as James Cropper takes Luxepack award Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:07:00 +0100 <p>James Cropper land major European award.</p> 10 most bizarre uses of paper in history Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:11:00 +0100 A lovely story from the Huffington Post How sweet: Chocolate bars can now be wrapped in paper made from cocoa husk waste Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:47:00 +0100 <p>UK paper manufacturer continues to innovate.</p> 3D printing device which recycles plastic Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:45:00 +0100 <p>A new small-scale plastic recycling machine could make 3D printing more environmentally and economically sustainable.</p> New US 100 dollar paper bill raises questions about Bank of England's plastic proposals Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:04:00 +0100 <p>New US $100 bill&#39;s security features aim to curb counterfeiting. it also boasts an extended lifespan</p> Queen's fears over children who ditch books for computers Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:07:00 +0100 <p>The Queen has voiced concerns about children preferring computer games and e-books to the traditional printed word.</p> NewspaperWood - an innovative new application Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:30:00 +0100 <p>New use for old newspapers</p> Paper - the new 3d printer media! Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:01:00 +0100 <p>Exciting developments in 3D printing.</p> FSC certification costs rise Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:10:00 +0100 <p>FSC announces revised Annual Administration Fee Policy</p> Switch from coal to wood increases pellet shipments to UK Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:32:00 +0100 Green energy fuels growth at Port of Tyne - but not in the way it had expected Is technology challenging children's reading? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:22:00 +0100 <p>Report reveals a significant fall in the number of children reading or being read to on a weekly basis</p> EU releases plan to boost recycling Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:36:00 +0100 <p>European Union releases a Strategic Implementation Plan offering steps to be taken to boost recycling efforts.</p> Paper market stable despite challenges says Bureau of International Recycling Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:31:00 +0100 <p>Recovered paper market stable despite challenges says BIR</p> Two Sides to launch in South Africa Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0100 <p>Two Sides, the international campaign which promotes the sustainability of print and paper media, has announced that, in cooperation with Printing SA, The Printing Industries Federation of South Africa, the Two Sides campaign will soon be launching in South Africa.</p> Rogers Family launches 97% biodegradable single-serve coffee cup Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:36:00 +0100 <p>When will this US trend towards wood based prouducts affect the UK?</p> Second life for waste paper in the construction industry Wed, 09 Oct 2013 09:51:00 +0100 Versatile wastepaper now a raw material for housing insulation Print prospers with digital overload Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:48:00 +0100 <p>New international study gives insight into how the &#39;Digital Generation&#39; behaves on the internet</p> UPM renews its world-class position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:23:00 +0100 <p>UPM has again been named among the world&#39;s sustainability leaders. The company has retained its position in both the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2013-2014.</p> McDonald's ditches polystyrene coffee cups Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:38:00 +0100 Global icon to replace polluting foam with paper alternative in all 14,000 US outlets following shareholder resolution Will British patients resist digital medical records? Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:05:00 +0100 <p>More than two-thirds of U.S. consumers say their doctors have not involved them in the transition to digital medical records</p> ERPC declares 2013 European Paper Recycling Awards winners Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:37:00 +0100 <p>The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) has announced the winners of the fourth European Paper Recycling awards.</p> Indonesia, EU sign historic deal to end the illegal timber trade Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:54:00 +0100 <p>Indonesian and the European Union signed a deal that aims to curb illegal logging by ending all trade in illegal wood products between Asia&#39;s largest exporter of timber to Europe and each of the EU&#39;s 28 member states.</p> How to halve CO2 emissions by 2050 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:29:00 +0100 <p>Imperial College report on climate change</p> Timber regulations turn over a new leaf Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:49:00 +0100 <p>PrintWeek story highlights new EU Timber Regulations</p> Kristiansand City Council responds to cyberbullying issues Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:00:00 +0100 <p>School In Norway bans tablet, smartphone devices</p> Plastic or Paper banknotes? What does the British public think? Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:38:00 +0100 This recycled paper floor helps you go green with your decor designs Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:42:00 +0100 <p>These tiles look like real slate but are in fact made from recycled paper.</p> How Brazil is using education, technology and politics to save its rainforest Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:00:00 +0100 <p>Deforestation issues addressed in Brazil</p> HP Supply Chain Goal: 20% GHG Cut by 2020 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:04:00 +0100 <p>Hewlett-Packard says it will decrease its first-tier manufacturing and product transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions intensity 20 percent by 2020, compared to 2010.</p> CEPI Decries EC Proposals on End-of-Waste Criteria Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:26:00 +0100 <p>European paper association says changes will jeopardize Europe&#39;s ability to maintain paper recycling rates.</p> Two Sides member Pureprint gains third Queen's Award Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:54:00 +0100 <p>Pureprint lauded for triple Queen&#39;s Award achievement</p> Marks and Spencer No. 1 Company "Taking Environmental Sustainability Seriously" Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:58:00 +0100 <p>Sustainable strategy and leadership</p> Bank of England Press Release On Polymer Banknotes Fri, 13 Sep 2013 07:11:00 +0100 Bank of England announces public consultation programme on polymer banknotes Fibre based renewable materials to replace plastics, aluminium and glass to create attractive, sustainable travel packaging? Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:31:00 +0100 Fibre based renewable materials hold potential to replace plastics, aluminum and glass to create attractive, sustainable travel packaging, says Stora Enso and Aalto University, who are organizing the Recreate Packaging 2014 design competition Buyers' focus on price puts pressure on green schemes Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:06:00 +0100 <p>Nevertheless, PrintWeek&#39;s survey finds that printers still think environmental standards are worth the effort.</p> Thousands of Myths and Facts booklets distributed to all secondary schools in Norway! Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:04:00 +0100 Two Sides US Announces Eco graphic Challenge Winner Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:51:00 +0100 <p>Two Sides US reinforces the sustainability of print and paper with Eco-graphic Challenge.</p> Library of Birmingham: Official opening of &pound;189m building Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:39:00 +0100 <p>The &pound;189m Library of Birmingham, which houses a collection of one million books, has opened.</p> Gap Between Firms' Sustainability Talk, Actions Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:05:00 +0100 A significant gap exists between what companies say and do about sustainability with 65 percent developing policies at the CEO level and only 35 percent taking action, such as training managers to integrate such commitments into operations, according to a survey by United Nations Global Compact. Books Are My Bag Campaign Launched Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:33:00 +0100 <p>A campaign described as &#39;the biggest ever campaign for bookshops&#39; has been launched to celebrate and encourage engagement with bookshops and books.</p> UK project to turn business waste into green roof material Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:29:00 +0100 East London businesses will have the opportunity to see how a truly circular economy could work, after planning permission for the United Kingdom's first industrial scale cradle to cradle demonstration project was granted this week. Two Sides contests new report which claims that the UK Government could save &pound;70 billion by going paperless Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:33:00 +0100 UK's first carton recycling plant opens Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:46:00 +0100 Leading packaging firms team up to develop major new facility capable of recycling 40 per cent of the UK's beverage cartons Europe Recycles 71.7% of Paper and Board used in 2012 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:54:00 +0100 <p>The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) announced an impressive 71.7% paper recycling rate for Europe.</p> NASA solar satellite could supply energy for third of the world by 2025 Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:21:00 +0100 <p>A giant solar-powered satellite that could provide energy to a third of the world is being developed by US space agency NASA.</p> London 2012 achievements signal sustainable way forward Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:46:00 +0100 <p>A new guide, based on the success of the London Games, shows how procurement can be sustainable � and value for money.</p> 'I cant afford paper bills, but can't keep track without them' Millions penalised as major firms switch to online billing Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:56:00 +0100 <p>-More utility and telecoms firms are charging for paper bills - even though seven million adults have never used the internet -Just one third of over 75s have been online. Senior Railcard discount for over 60s is only available to internet users. More Campaigners say consumers should not be forced to pay for choosing paper billing</p> BPIF launches new colour management accreditation Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:55:00 +0100 <p>The BPIF has launched a new version of its colour management certification scheme, allowing more types of printers to be eligible for this independently verified award.</p> Two Sides participates in the EU Ecolabel for Printed Paper Products Seminar! Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:13:00 +0100 <p>Two Sides will be speaking at the EU Ecolabel for Printed Paper Products Seminar at UPM Shotton Mill in North Wales on Wednesday 25th September 2013 and would like to formally extend an invitation to our networks!</p> Google emits 1.5 million metric tonnes of CO2 in 2012 but claims 9% carbon footprint reduction and carbon neutrality Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:59:00 +0100 NPES Publishes International Standard for Calculating Carbon Footprint of Print Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:46:00 +0100 <p>Service Providers and Print Buyers Now Have Methodology to Produce Carbon Calculations Using a Common Framework. NPES is pleased to announce the publication of ISO 16759:2013 Graphic technology, Quantification and communication for calculating the carbon footprint of print media products.</p> Paper pulp cycling helmet developed Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:02:00 +0100 <p>The Paper Pulp Helmet is a project to recycle discarded copies of the Metro and Evening Standard papers into helmets</p> Keep Me Posted Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:13:00 +0100 <p>New campaign from leading consumer and industry groups champions the choice for everyone in society to receive paper based information.</p> Paper Bills and Statements; A Real Necessity In A Digital World Thu, 25 Jul 2013 07:18:00 +0100 <p>Two Sides launches survey into how consumers are reacting to ever increasing pressure to abandon paper bills and &#39;go digital&#39;/</p> Russian guard service reverts to typewriters after NSA leaks Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:04:00 +0100 Leaks by US whistleblower Edward Snowden have fuelled Russian suspicions over electronic communications How National Newspapers Marked The Birth of the Royal Baby Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:22:00 +0100 <p>How papers around the world marked the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge&#39;s baby boy in London!</p> British company develops technology to recycle disposable coffee cups Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:16:00 +0100 <p>James Cropper becomes world&#39;s first firm to separate plastic content from cups, leaving pulp fit for making luxury papers</p> Two Sides challenge to NGO receives coverage Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:40:00 +0100 <p>PrintWeek&#39;s report on Two Sides&#39; challenge to EEPN</p> New ISO standard gives Intergraf's work international recognition Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0100 <p>Intergraf welcomes the new ISO 16759 standard on the quantification and communication for calculating the carbon footprint of print media products.</p> PEFC UK publishes latest newsletter Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:57:00 +0100 PEFC, the world's largest forest certification organisation, have just issued their latest UK newsletter. 2012 European Paper Industry Statistics Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:29:00 +0100 <p>European paper and board production and consumption decrease due to economic slowdown</p> To avoid e-document theft, Russia turns to paper and type Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Lots of people use paper towels to clean up leaks &ndash; but we&rsquo;ve heard about a way paper is being used to prevent leaks of a much more serious nature.</p> Two Sides challenges European Environmental Paper Network Claims Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:54:00 +0100 <p>Two Sides challenges incorrect &#39;facts&#39; and exaggerated claims being made by the European Environmental Paper Network (EEPN)</p> Canon helps printers validate the power of print Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:56:00 +0100 <p>Canon has launched a calculating tool to try and help printers work out their clients return on investment of campaigns involving print.</p> National Poll Shows Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Federal Efforts to Shift Citizens to Digital-Only Information & Services Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:05:00 +0100 <p>Two Sides US website highlights consumers resistance to &#39;paperless&#39; communications.</p> KIIAN Group commits to sustainable production at FESPA Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:55:00 +0100 <p>Innovation in aqueous screen printing textile inks</p> Usable chairs made entirely out of paper Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:02:00 +0100 <p>Molo, a Vancouver-based design and production firm founded by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen, creates furniture, lighting, and room dividers that are all made of paper.</p> Adidas, Nike Utilize Green 3D Printing to Optimize Prototyping Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:59:00 +0100 <p>3D printing technology is putting two competitors on the fast track to remarkably rapid production while upping the ante for sustainability</p> Austria's Paper/Biomass Sectors Clash Over Supply Fri, 14 Jun 2013 08:13:00 +0100 Austrian pulp and paper manufacturers consider implications of increased biomass subsidies. Next target for the Green Grid is Data center e-waste Fri, 14 Jun 2013 07:45:00 +0100 Data Center's have to consider their electronics disposal efficiency. Paper Industry's important role in the Green economy Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:49:00 +0100 <p>ICFPA 2013 Sustainability Progress Report shows improvements on a range of sustainability indicators focussed on the industry&#39;s contributions toward a green economy.</p> Two Sides warns big banks to stop the greenwashing Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:43:00 +0100 <p>Two Sides Australia challenges leading financial institutions</p> Cash Doesn't Follow Sustainability Commitments Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:43:00 +0100 <p>Large US corporations, spending on energy, environmental and sustainability initiatives will grow at just 5 percent per year until 2017, from $34.6 billion in 2012 to $43.6 billion in 2017, according to a Verdantix study.</p> Go paperless, Go Green? Most consumers don’t believe it. It’s time for companies to quit saying it. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0100 <p>As banks, utilities and other types of companies push paperless bills saying electronic communications are &ldquo;greener&rdquo; and &ldquo;protect the environment,&rdquo; results of a new nationwide poll&nbsp;&nbsp;show consumers just don&rsquo;t buy those claims.&nbsp; In fact, an overwhelming majority &mdash; 87% &mdash; believe the main reason companies want to shift customers to electronic delivery formats is to save money, <em>not</em> to be environmentally responsible.</p> PEFC Publishes 2013 Chain of Custody Standard, Aligned with EUTR Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:30:00 +0100 <p>The 2013 PEFC Chain of Custody standard offers companies an efficient mechanism to demonstrate compliance with EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) requirements.</p> Young people 'prefer to read on screen' Thu, 30 May 2013 16:28:00 +0100 Young people are now much more likely to prefer to read on a computer screen rather than a printed book or magazine, according to a UK survey. Launch of Malaysian timber legality assurance system Thu, 30 May 2013 15:45:00 +0100 <p>Malaysia has not yet concluded a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the EU and negotiations between the two parties continue.</p> Two Sides US launches No Wonder You Love Paper Campaign! Wed, 29 May 2013 16:12:00 +0100 Highly successful Two Sides European campaign now rolled out in U. S. UK heads towards paperless health service with &pound;260m digital project Tue, 28 May 2013 15:08:00 +0100 <p>Cash from the Department of Health has been awarded to hospitals in England as part of an effort to help the NHS go paperless by 2018.</p> Wood Recycling Association reports Tue, 21 May 2013 17:16:00 +0100 <p>UK&#39;s use of wood for energy in 2012 rose 27% year-over-year to 759,000 tonnes; wood chip volumes from UK reprocessors rose 1.7% to 2,851,000 tonnes</p> Report on private and public forest ownership in Europe published Fri, 10 May 2013 10:55:00 +0100 <p>Newly published report &#39;Mapping the distribution of forest ownership in Europe&#39; contributes to a better knowledge of forest ownership distribution in the 47 European countries through a thorough data collection, analysis and visual presentation.</p> Frontrunners show the way how to make sustainable forestry business work Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0100 <p>Sustainable forestry business is possible and examples of this abound, but to achieve sufficient credibility these business cases need to be scaled up .</p> BPIF publish UK print facts and figures Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:03:00 +0100 <p>British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) update the industry facts and figures.</p> UN moves to save sustainable forests Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:29:00 +0100 <p>United Nations Forum on Forests agrees on a series of measures to improve the sustainable management of forests.</p> New paper recycling project in Central Europe Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:41:00 +0100 EcoPaperLoop launched to improve paper sustainability in Central Europe. WWF and other NGOs question APP forest promises Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:27:00 +0100 <p>Not much protected and no commitment to restoration in APP forest promises</p> South America likely to become a major player in forestry, paper and packaging Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:33:00 +0100 20-30 million tonnes of chemical pulp to be added to the global forest, paper and packaging market by 2020. Yum! Brands Sets Paper Purchasing Goal Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:27:00 +0100 Yum! Brands, parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, has set a goal of purchasing paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources. Increase in renewable energy one of the key factors in fast-changing European power sector Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:41:00 +0100 The European power-generation and power-retail landscape is being fundamentally reshaped as demand falls, costs rise, and new energy options emerge Corrugated packaging carbon footprint reduced by 4.8% over three years Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:12:00 +0100 <p>FEFCO publishes new data used to calculate the environmental impact of Corrugated Packaging in its newest &#39;European Database for Corrugated Board Life Cycle Studies&#39;</p> Leading US paper group latest to join Two Sides Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:26:00 +0100 <p>NewPage Corporation joins Two Sides.</p> UK carbon price a 'threat to business competitiveness' Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:32:00 +0100 <p>Britain&#39;s carbon-emitting businesses will pay more for energy than their European counterparts under the UK&#39;s new carbon price floor, which came into effect on 1April.</p> FSC produce EUTR guide Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:41:00 +0100 <p>FSC publishes an &quot;EU Timber Regulation Implementation Guide for FSC Certificate Holders and Other Companies Selling FSC Products in the EU&quot;.</p> PEFC publish fact sheet on EUTR requirements Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:05:00 +0100 Meet EUTR Requirements through PEFC Chain of Custody Certification Sappi and Innovia show compostable packaging concept Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:49:00 +0100 <p>Sappi Fine Paper Europe and Innovia Films have completed a joint project to produce compostable flexible packaging manufactured from renewable resources.</p> Royal Mail announces its support of the Two Sides campaign Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:00:00 +0000 <p>18th March 2013, London, UK - Two Sides announces today that Royal Mail is joining the Two Sides and Print Power campaigns.</p> Do you want rice with that? Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:11:00 +0000 <p>China&#39;s disposable chopstick addiction is destroying its forests</p> E-waste - A global menace Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:12:00 +0000 <p>When electronic appliances reach their end-of-product life and are in a state of disrepair, they become an extra burden to landfill operators and municipal councils.</p> Trees used to create recyclable, efficient solar cell Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:46:00 +0000 <p>Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It&#39;s fitting that they can now be made partially from trees.</p> intelliPaper turns a scrap of paper Into a customized recyclable USB drive Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:19:00 +0000 <p>Another innovative and sustainable paper solution</p> Recycling boost for UK economy Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:12:00 +0000 <p>Fixing the UK&#39;s broken economy may take some time. However, there&#39;s one sector that&#39;s growing: waste management.</p> Intergraf calls for unique situation of printed products be recognised in implementation of EU Ecolabel Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:43:00 +0000 <p>The European Commission has made a user manual available for companies and competent authorities which are administering the certification of the EU Ecolabel at national level.</p> Highest recycling rates in Austria and Germany - but UK and Ireland show fastest increase Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:54:00 +0000 <p>European Environment Agency report shows encouraging progress but highlights room for improvement.</p> Environmental and sustainability issues examined in new study on the paper chain Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:25:00 +0000 'Changing Paper Demand in Office and Business Environments' report analyses key elements of the paper supply chain. Google and Paperless2013: Thank you for removing your “anti-paper” environmental claims! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 <p>If you are a Two Sides follower, you may recall our open letter (and press release) to Google Chairman urging him and Google to re-consider their participation in the Paperless2013 initiative, and especially to consider removing or changing the negative environmental claims being made related to paper.&nbsp; By this we mean the reference to &ldquo;saving trees&rdquo; and promoting the perception that switching from paper-based to electronic communications will help protect the environment without having any verifiable or factual information to support the claims.</p> Google and Paperless2013: Thank you for removing your “anti-paper” environmental claims! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 <p>If you are a Two Sides follower, you may recall our open letter (and press release) to Google Chairman urging him and Google to re-consider their participation in the Paperless2013 initiative, and especially to consider removing or changing the negative environmental claims being made related to paper.&nbsp;</p> American Forest and Paper Association launches new initiative Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:36:00 +0000 <p>In keeping with the forest product industry&#39;s legacy as a leader in sustainability, the American Forest &amp; Paper Association (AF&amp;PA) has announced a new initiative called &quot;Better Practices, Better Planet 2020: Continuing AF&amp;PA&#39;s Commitment to Sustainability&quot;</p> Sainsbury's moves cheese SRP from plastic to innovative corrugated design Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:05:00 +0000 To meet Sainsbury?s demand for more sustainable packaging, for its own branded sliced cheese ranges, Smurfit Kappa has produced an innovative Shelf Ready Packaging solution. Two Sides US lauches second stage of its Greenwashing campaign Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:13:00 +0000 <p>Anti print and paper messages abound in the U.S. Organisations are still claiming in their marketing materials that e-billing is environmentally preferable to paper bills. Two Sides US today announced the next stage of a nationwide initiative which follows the successful UK campaign to urge banks, utilities and telecommunication companies to end the use of misleading claims about Print and Paper.</p> European packaging recycling rates show positive trend Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 <p>Recycling schemes prove to be effective for packaging waste</p> New effort to create green electronics workforce Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:57:00 +0000 <p>The world&#39;s love affair with gadgets, many of which contain hazardous materials, is generating millions of tons of electronic waste annually.</p> Check out Domtar's new video campaign Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:42:00 +0000 <p>Domtar releases new wave of comical videos, highlighting paper&#39;s enduring value in everyday life</p> European Union Timber Regulation wins praise from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:30:00 +0000 New regulations prohibiting illegally harvested timber or wood products from entering the European Union are receiving praise by North American forestry-related groups. Stamps with the smell and taste of chocolate Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:31:00 +0000 <p>Stamps the new addition!</p> Consumers for Paper Options applauds Congressional resolution to preserve paper based access to Government information and services Thu, 07 Mar 2013 11:20:00 +0000 <p>Resolution introduced by U.S. Reps. Duffy &amp; Michaud says agencies should provide Americans with paper options for Social Security benefits, savings bonds, tax forms &amp; other services</p> EU introduces illegal timber import controls Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:58:00 +0000 <p>Measures to prevent illegally harvested timber from entering the European Union come into force this month.</p> Printers can rest easy with Antalis following new EU Timber Regulations Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:28:00 +0000 <p>Antalis has moved to reassure commercial print customers that its products are all fully compliant with new Regulation (EU) No 995/2010, also known as the European Timber Regulations (EUTR), which comes into force on 3 March 2013.</p> Forest organisations invite you to celebrate Europe's forests Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:17:00 +0000 The European Forest Week is a landmark opportunity to raise awareness and strengthen political commitment and action to continue the work towards sustainable forest management. Wood - rediscovered by the construction industry Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:37:00 +0000 <p>Wood, specifically engineered wood, is already making strides in large buildings today.</p> Do you want to know how much wood is grown in EU forests? Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:20:00 +0000 The Confederation of European Paper Industries have the information here. 2012 International Post Corporation Postal Sector Sustainability Report Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:17:00 +0000 Collaboration key for over one million tonnes CO2 emissions reduction by postal sector CEPI 2012 Preliminary Statistics Report now available Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:53:00 +0000 See the latest European paper and board production statistics. Print in Europe to ensure environmental excellence Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:56:00 +0000 <p>Intergraf - the European Federation for Print and Digital Communication - confirms that European printed products comply with high environmental standards.</p> Confederation of Paper Industries - Recycling of valuable resources should not be discouraged Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:27:00 +0000 <p>Confederation of Paper Industries counters recent Daily Mail article, says while recycling may need some reform, that it should not be discouraged, that governments must work to improve segregation by households.</p> Deutsche Bank: 2013 outlook for paper and packaging cautiously optimistic, survey says, although printing/writing paper market expected to remain weak Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 <p>Deutsche Bank outlook survey cautiously optimistic.</p> US Congress to debate consumer right to printed communications Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:41:00 +0000 <p>Congress will soon debate the rights of Americans to continue receiving paper communications from the federal government, thanks to a Washington, DC-based advocacy group.</p> Major breakthrough in protection for Indonesia's remaining rainforests Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:14:00 +0000 <p>Greenpeace hails commitment from Asia Pulp &amp; Paper (APP) to end deforestation as a major breakthrough in efforts to save Indonesia&#39;s rainforests.</p> APP claims to halt deforestation WWF is positive but cautious Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:05:00 +0000 <p>Major developments in Indonesian paper production</p> Industry key to conserving forests as demand for wood projected to triple by 2050 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 <p>WWF Living Forests Report highlights increased wood demand projections.</p> A Cadmium lining Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:45:00 +0000 <p>Growing mounds of electronic scrap can mean profits or scandals</p> Graphic Association Denmark launch first CSR code for the graphic industry in Europe Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:28:00 +0000 <p>Graphic companies in Europe now get a brand new CSR tool.</p> Biomass demand to triple by 2030 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:02:00 +0000 <p>Biofuel mandates and growth in the biochemicals industry are expected to triple demand for biomass by 2030, placing pressure on available feedstocks, according to a report by Lux Research.</p> Recycled-content corrugated boxes: sustainability at what cost? Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:46:00 +0000 <p>Don&#39;t get boxed in when balancing recycled-content corrugated and sustainability.</p> IKEA, Whole Foods ditch plastic bags for good Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:04:00 +0000 <p>Many other big name companies cut back on single-use plastic shopping bags.</p> More companies profit from sustainability, survey finds Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:52:00 +0000 <p>Sustainability is paying off for a growing number of companies.</p> Important survey on electronic and paper bills Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:43:00 +0000 Two Sides needs your help. It won't take long. Google Go Paperless in 2013 campaign Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:50:00 +0000 <p>Two Sides sends open letter to Mr Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google in response to the newly announced &#39;Go Paperless in 2013&#39; campaign.</p> Sustainable plantations provide economic, social and environmental value Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:42:00 +0000 <p>Two Sides US hosts webinar on the sustainability advantages of plantation forestry.</p> European paper companies could safeguard growth and profitability through diversification Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:42:00 +0000 Due to declining paper demand, non-paper operations, emerging markets are key to long-term growth according to Moody's report. Industry key to conserving forests as demand for wood projected to triple by 2050 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:31:00 +0000 <p>Newly released WWF Living Forests Report highlights increasing demand for wood.</p> Campaign, Marketing and PrintWeek run the No Wonder You Love Paper campaign Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:29:00 +0000 <p>Two Sides consumer campaign continues to gain coverage.</p> Verdigris urges print and paper industries to 'Go Google-less' Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:53:00 +0000 <p>Verdigris, the environmental awareness initiative, is asking the printing and paper industries and their customers to &#39;Go Google-less&#39;.</p> Sainsbury's Turns Christmas Cards into FSC Cash Fri, 04 Jan 2013 10:31:00 +0000 <p>UK supermarket Sainsbury&#39;s has opened Christmas card recycling stations at 500 stores.</p> At Brazil-based fast food chain, packaging is edible Wed, 02 Jan 2013 08:47:00 +0000 <p>A marketing campaign for Bob&#39;s fast food chain in Brazil has come up with a way to avoid litter and waste by making its packaging edible.</p> New Printer Erases Paper For Reuse Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:29:00 +0000 Toshiba has unveiled a multifunction printer for the office environment that can erase paper for reuse up to four times. AD Communications to support Two Sides and Print Power with PR services Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:08:00 +0000 <p>Two Sides and Print Power announce new partnership with AD Communications</p> Manufacturing The Future: 10 Trends To Come In 3D Printing Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 <p>Here&#39;s a look at 10 trends to watch in 3D printing next year and beyond.</p> Guide for Business Drives Better Decisions on Forest Products Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:46:00 +0000 <p>The World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has released the third edition of Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products to help businesses buy products from sustainably managed forests and improve forest management.</p> EU Timber Regulation Easy guidance from the European paper industry Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 CEPI has created a simple decision tree, that can be followed as a video, pausing where necessary, to check whether one needs to exercise due diligence or not and how to do it. Two Sides: A Unique Supply Chain Approach Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:47:00 +0000 <p>Industry associations come in many styles. Some bring laser focus to one sector&#39;s specific needs, while others are designed to expose a broad membership to the very best practices in industry. Two Sides is of a third, perhaps rarer, variety focusing on a single, complete supply chain.</p> Production and consumption of wood in the EU27 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:12:00 +0000 In the EU27, almost half of renewable energy comes from wood & wood waste. Climate Change Evident Across Europe Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:50:00 +0000 <p>Climate change is a reality around the world, and the extent and speed of change is becoming ever more evident.</p> Sustainability a Key Factor for Consumers, Survey Finds Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:35:00 +0000 <p>Two thirds of consumers in six countries recognize the need to consume less and purchase products that are good for the environment and society, according to an online survey.</p> For Your Consideration: A USB Drive Made Of Paper Fri, 23 Nov 2012 16:46:00 +0000 Another innovative use for paper Shine 2013 School Media Awards Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:42:00 +0000 <p>Young creative talent encouraged to have a go at publishing</p> Two Sides and Print Power Autumn Seminar 2012 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 01:59:00 +0000 <p>Two Sides and Print Power Autumn Seminar examines the effectiveness and sustainability of Print Media</p> Why Paper is Still Alive and Well, Thank You for Asking Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:39:00 +0000 <p>Some believe that the paperless office is not that far off...</p> The FTC Green Guides: What you need to know Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 <p>FTC Green Guides - industry viewpoints</p> iPhone keyboards of the future will be made of paper Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:25:00 +0000 <p>Another new and innovative use for paper.</p> Sustainability Spending to Grow Less Than 10% in 2013 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:50:00 +0000 <p>Corporate spending on energy, environment and sustainability management in 2013 will grow by less than 10 percent, according to a Verdantix survey.</p> NGOs urge Asia Pulp and Paper boycott Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:41:00 +0000 <p>An open letter signed by 60 non-government organisations (NGOs) has been sent to investors in Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) urging them not to back the controversial Indonesian company.</p> Ricoh Europe joins Two Sides and Print Power Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:37:00 +0000 Two Sides has announced that Ricoh Europe PLC, expert in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services, is the latest organisation to join Two Sides and Print Power. European paper recycling in 2011 at 70.4% Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:47:00 +0000 Good news from the European Recovered Paper Council Supply chains threatened by six-degree global warming Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:32:00 +0000 <p>According to two reports from PricewaterhouseCoopers businesses should expect climate change to have an even more destructive effect than previously assumed on supply chains, assets and infrastructure.</p> FTC revised Green Guides finally appear Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:40:00 +0000 United States marketing "rules" strengthened. 3D printing, green as well as revolutionary? Mon, 29 Oct 2012 11:34:00 +0000 3D printing tech - the big green implications Marie Claire claims UK first with video ad in October issue Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:35:00 +0100 Emerging technologies will have a high impact on print and paper. Spanish Post Offices promote the No Wonder You Love paper campaign Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:07:00 +0100 Spanish postal service spreads the No Wonder You Love Paper message. 2012 Sustainability Leadership Report Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:31:00 +0100 This report illustrates that the sustainability performance of major companies is improving. It measures perception versus reality for 100 global brands. Print books best for promoting child literacy Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0100 Reading with your child is a gift no matter what the format ? but printed books remain the best way to develop literacy, research suggests. Textbooks should soon be obsolete? Not so fast; here's why Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:50:00 +0100 It is vital that government, business - indeed, all of society - remain engaged to ensure that children get the education they deserve, and employers get the educated workforce they need. See how the debate is progressing in North America. Printing Industries of America responds to environmental claims Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:36:00 +0100 More facts and information to support the sustainabilty and effectiveness of print. Lecta unveils its new sustainability site Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:33:00 +0100 European mill group Lecta's new website reflects its environmental performance and commitment to social responsibility. Is Paper the Poster Boy for Sustainable Forests? Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Renewable, recyclable, and often reusable, paper presents a case study for forest preservation, economic benefit and life cycle analysis.&nbsp; Did I mention biodegradable?</p> Disney breaks ties with paper makers over Indonesian rainforest concerns Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:06:00 +0100 Publisher pledges to use alternative sources as activist rejoices that "The Jungle Book will no longer be destroying the jungle" The environmental cost of short notebook and laptop lifetimes revealed in German study Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:11:00 +0100 Replacing your notebook or laptop PC for a lower energy consumption model may not be the environmentally best way to go. Sappi Fine Paper Europe launches new sustainability website designed to inform and inspire Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:37:00 +0100 Don?t just like us, CARE like us Printing ink now part of a Charter for Sustainable Development Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:57:00 +0100 The Paint and Printing Ink Industry follows the path of sustainability with the launch of a Charter for Sustainable Development First Book partners Domtar to support literacy for needy children Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:05:00 +0100 Domtar contribution includes support for new book purchases, book sponsorship, and more as part of national programme EU Ecolabel newsprint now available Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:42:00 +0100 European newsprint manufacturer moves quickly to achieve EU Ecolabel accreditation Organized crime moving into logging Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:59:00 +0100 Organized crime is now a big player in illegal logging, which accounts for up to 30 percent of all wood traded globally, the UN and Interpol warned. Sustainability is the big buzz word in packaging Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:27:00 +0100 The cosmetics industry addresses the issue of sustainable packaging. The cloud and its impact on the environment Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:18:00 +0100 This is the second article in a New York Times series about the physical structures that make up the cloud, and their impact on our environment.It raises even more interesting questions and challenges for public utilities, banks and government departments when they consider e-billing as an option. Use national flag made of paper, plastic is non-biodegradable - Indian Ministry of Home Affairs Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:19:00 +0100 Paper gets the nod over plastic at Indian sporting and national events The environmental cost of data centres, Does this cast doubt on e-billing initiatives? Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:15:00 +0100 This in-depth New York Times article examines the impact of data centres on the environment. It raises interesting questions and challenges for public utilities, banks and government departments when they consider e-billing as an option. Canon declares support for the Two Sides and Print Power campaigns Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:00:00 +0100 Canon, a world leader in imaging products and solutions for the digital home and office, has become a member of the UK Two Sides organisation and supporter of the Two Sides and Print Power campaigns which promote the sustainability and effectiveness of print media in a multi channel world. New report highlights Eco Challenges for US printers. Are there lessons to be learned for the UK? Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:22:00 +0100 According to a 2011 study done by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), ?it is clear that there is a large amount of activity within the printing industry in regards to sustainable practices? but also ?that much work remains to be done.? Paper-based 'Printing Dress' from Microsoft Featured at Bloomingdale's Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:37:00 +0100 Made of paper and integrated electronics, Microsoft Research Printing Dress is a real-time twitter display Paper-based speciality packaging benefitting from consumer preference changes - study Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0100 Specialty Packaging Papers Special Market Analysis Study from RISI Two Sides questions EU Proposal to make e-procurement and the use of e-media mandatory Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:12:00 +0100 Two Sides joins other trade organisations in challenging European Parliament and European Commission on its proposal for a mandatory e-procurement and e-media policy Wood First Plus! launch Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:27:00 +0100 Wood First Plus! - a natural technology solution for carbon capture and storage Can an interactive paper revolutionise the print industry? Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:32:00 +0100 Interactive paper - the future? Two Sides shortlisted for major international award Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:15:00 +0100 RISI announces shortlist of winners for the Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards 2012 National Print Day launched in United States Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:32:00 +0100 The US print industry launches a new initiative California recognises importance of paper based communication Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:02:00 +0100 Electronic only communication seen as not in consumer best interests Speakers announced for the Print Power and Two Sides UK Autumn Seminar Mon, 03 Sep 2012 17:44:00 +0100 Promoting the Sustainability and Effectiveness of Print Media in a Multi-Media World Stationers? Hall, 14.00 - 17.30, Monday 12th November Packaging is part of the solution, not the problem Mon, 03 Sep 2012 17:11:00 +0100 Seven key factors towards reaching optimum packaging design of a product were examined before EUROPEN published their latest Green Paper on packaging and sustainability. Now bikes are being made from paperboard! Mon, 03 Sep 2012 14:57:00 +0100 Another innovative application for paper and board. Sustainability taking second place to Social Responsibility Mon, 03 Sep 2012 14:28:00 +0100 Findings from Trelleborg's Printing Insights Report reveal that Social Responsibility is more important than Sustainability for UK and US senior industry stakeholders Now you can have a printed house! Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:01:00 +0100 Villa Asserbo: A sustainable, printed house that snaps together PrintCity PRINT: SEEN! LEAN & GREEN Book Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:06:00 +0100 The PrintCity Alliance has made its new PRINT: SEEN! LEAN & GREEN industry reference book available to order in printed form. Urban world - Cities and the rise of the consuming class Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:48:00 +0100 A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute Sustainable options in packaging Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:10:00 +0100 Material combinations based on paper and plastics can be more sustainable than plastics solutions. 2012 London Olympic Games meet sustainability targets Thu, 02 Aug 2012 16:10:00 +0100 London Olympics clears sustainability hurdles WWF's project in Brazil leads companies towards sustainable forests and plantations Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:53:00 +0100 WWF work with pulp and paper companies to develop and promote best practices in plantation management. AF and PA Sustainability Report - US Paper Recycling Jumps 5.3% Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:57:00 +0100 American Forest & Paper Association 2012 sustainability report reveals continuing increase in US paper recovery rates APP's new "sustainability roadmap" won't spare unprotected tiger habitat in Sumatra, according to Eyes on the Forest Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:26:00 +0100 Asia Pulp & Paper's new sustainability commitment represents a scaling back of earlier environmental pledges and does not offer new protection for natural forests in Sumatra, alleges a new report from Eyes on the Forest. UK timber organisations come closer together Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:24:00 +0100 Common goals and objectives agreed for industry to "act as one" European Commission responds to European Newspaper Publishers' Association concerns. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:01:00 +0100 EC agrees to amend Generation Awake campaign message to correct "misleading" language. Tesco uses matchmaking software to find green tech partners Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:24:00 +0100 UK supermarkets make great efforts to reduce their carbon footprints. Let's celebrate our green and pleasant land Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:42:00 +0100 Did you know that only 1.5% of UK land is built on? Were you aware that woodland covers 12.7% of the UK - the highest proportion since records began in 1924? Loudspeakers printed on paper? Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:54:00 +0100 Revolutionary developments for paper being researched by the Institute for Print and Media Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology (pmTUC) Two Sides US launches anti greenwash campaign Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:45:00 +0100 Following on from a successful campaign by Two Sides in the UK against greenwash disseminated by banks, utilities and telecommunication companies, Two Sides US are launching a similar campaign today. New Two Sides Campaign Targets UK Consumers Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:32:00 +0100 "No Wonder You Love Paper". Two Sides joins with UK newspaper and magazine publishers to promote the attractiveness and sustainability of print media Toshiba's Greenwash Marketing climb down signals good news for Print Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:55:00 +0100 Martyn Eustace, Director of Two Sides, comments on developments Shine School Media Awards 2012 - Winners Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:52:00 +0100 The Stationers' Foundation rewards outstanding schools. Paper Passion - Capturing That Print Smell Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:20:00 +0100 Four celebrities with a shared love for books - Geza Schoen, Gerhard Steidl, Wallpaper* magazine and Karl Lagerfeld - have created a new fragrance which smells like paper. PaperWorks - a new schools resource from the paper industry Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:04:00 +0100 The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has launched PaperWorks, a multimedia schools resource from the Paper Industry. Wooden batteries - a new use for paper mill waste? Mon, 25 Jun 2012 06:57:00 +0100 Waste from paper mills could be put to use to make ?grid scale? batteries that combine large capacity with low cost Two Sides challenges Toshiba's 'No Print Day' as Greenwash Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:04:00 +0100 Two Sides accuses Toshiba of Greenwash over "No Print Day" campaign Paper Strikes Back: Defending Books, Mail and Dollar Bills Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:29:00 +0100 Crumple it, drench it, lock it in a hot attic or a damp cellar but paper can come back to life. It is doing so now, after taking a battering from environmentalists, the Internet and a glum economy. Corporate giants aim to make recycling easy with new label Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:56:00 +0100 Costco, REI, Microsoft among 10 companies in the United States pioneering the How2Recycle label, explaining how to recycle materials. Customers Benefit As Canon Group company Oce Eco Start Program Accelerates Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:06:00 +0100 Over 350,000 trees planted by Oc? in partnership with Trees for the Future. Thinking Green Tue, 29 May 2012 13:36:00 +0100 Here is another article which appeared in Business Reporter, recently distributed with the Daily Telegraph. Martyn Eustace, director of Two Sides, explains how Two Sides challenges the misconceptions that surround the print industry's environmental credentials. Two Sides campaign features in Daily Telegraph Tue, 29 May 2012 11:10:00 +0100 An independent report in Business Reporter was recently distributed with the Daily Telegraph. The Two Sides campaign featured in a number of articles, including "From the Bible to the e-book". Two Sides continues to spread the message of the sustainability and effectiveness of print and paper to a wider audience. APP and WWF clash over new forestry assurances Wed, 23 May 2012 09:06:00 +0100 APP's recent announcement about their new High Conservation Value Policies has been immediately challenged by WWF Kellie Northwood joins Two Sides Australia Wed, 23 May 2012 07:15:00 +0100 Highly respected printing industry marketing and sustainability professional Kellie Northwood, has accepted the position as National Manager of the Two Sides Australia print and paper initiative Paper from Portugal takes a starring role in Cannes Fri, 18 May 2012 12:54:00 +0100 CELPA?s Europe wide campaign ?Paper from Portugal - More Forests, Better Future? is set to inspire filmmakers from around the world to harness their creativity and submit entries to the MOFILM contest for Cannes Lions, the top advertising festival. Are ebooks sustainable? Fri, 11 May 2012 07:46:00 +0100 Actually, this isn't an environmental story - it's about a sustainable business model - but I thought interesting. My conclusion is that a physical book still offers the best of all worlds! Read on....... Two Sides launches in Australia Wed, 02 May 2012 11:21:00 +0100 <p>Two Sides extends its influence after successful Australia launch</p> EcoPrint Berlin - Update Tue, 01 May 2012 17:46:00 +0100 <p>Eco Leadership Panel at Drupa. Book now!</p> Check out PrintCity Alliance in Hall 6 at drupa Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:21:00 +0100 PrintCity is a Strategic Alliance that connects worldwide expertise from independent companies in the graphic arts industry. Eight Articles to Defend Paper Rights Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:18:00 +0100 Paper is a sustainable, efficient, powerful and unique means of communication. Lecta has chosen to defend its rights. Two Sides US team up with What They Think? Website Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:01:00 +0100 Two Sides US continue to educate and inform consumers. Two Sides and Print Power announce European survey on print advertising Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:22:00 +0100 Your opportunity to contribute to this important survey UK paper recycling rate reaches 78.7% in 2011 Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:40:00 +0100 The UK paper recycling rate has increased by nearly 5% on the previous year, according to figures released by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI). Are E-Book Sales Reaching a Plateau? Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:56:00 +0100 <p>Leading industry blog, Dead Tree Edition, highlights current trends in E-Book sales.</p> Major new website to assist with climate change adaptation in Europe Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:34:00 +0100 European Environment Agency announces launch of new website which provides information on climate exchange adaptation in Europe. After carbon and water, the drive is on to reduce the world's plastic footprint Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:33:00 +0100 This article by Ben Schiller, which appears in The Guardian, illustrates how The Plastic Disclosure Project encourages companies to reduce how much plastic they use and lower their environmental impact Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:02:00 +0000 Maia Szalavitz has published an interesting article in Time. She asserts that digital books are lighter and more convenient to tote around than paper books, but there may be advantages to old technology. Domtar uses 'Mad Men' season premiere to promote the benefits of reading on paper Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:20:00 +0000 Advertisement from Domtar's award-winning PAPERbecause campaign runs in 19 March edition of Newsweek Mondi celebrates green focus with online campaign Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:07:00 +0000 As reported by Rod Fletcher of Print Monthly, paper manufacturer Mondi has launched an online campaign as part of its celebrations to mark World Forest Day and World Water Day?respectively held on March 21st and 22nd. Sustainable Consumption; Focus of European Consumer Day Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:27:00 +0000 The 14th edition of the European Consumer Day, organised together with the Danish Consumer Council, will be held in Copenhagen, in the premises of the European Environment Agency, on Thursday 15 March 2012 and will focus on sustainable consumption. Print Media in Times of Change Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 CEPI together with 9 other associations has just published a brochure entitled Print Media in Times of Change. Together with publishers, printers, direct marketing and envelope producers, the Print Media Group addresses issues related to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Greenpeace and APP. Maybe someday they'll even be friends! Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:00:00 +0000 The long-running battle between Greenpeace and Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), a giant Indonesian paper company, is heating up again. But this time, there?s a new wrinkle: The two sides are being surprisingly nice to each other - at least for now. As reported by Shibani Mahtani in the South East Asia version of the Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2012 Heidelberg UK signs up to Two Sides Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:38:00 +0000 Leading printing industry machinery manufacturer Heidelberg UK joins the Two Sides campaign. “Greening” laptops by making them out of paper. Some people get it! Mon, 12 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 <p>A Chinese design company called PEGA D&amp;E&nbsp;has created a new product called Paper PP Alloy to replace the plastic shelling used in laptop computers &ndash; the part that is often made of non-recyclable ABS plastic.&nbsp;</p> Hard copy vs. soft copy: Is digital storage greener than traditional media? Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:25:00 +0000 Reproduced from Climate Action, 2 March 2012, by Alan Bouquet. "The problem it seems does not lie with the type of media being used, but the sustainability of the processes behind it. An email sent using a low energy highly efficient server will be considerably greener than one on an inefficient server. On the other hand, this applies to physical media as well; paper produced from a sustainably sourced forest, disposed of or recycled mindfully can be carbon neutral or better." Sustainable Supply Chain Data Book Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:24:00 +0000 Compiled by Environmental Leader and UPS, this useful presentation describes the global supply chain with trends and outlooks CEPI publishes their Sustainability Report for 2011 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 19:46:00 +0000 In the 5th Sustainability Report from CEPI, the progress and ambitious targets for the industry, building on a platform of steady achievement, are set out for all to see. GI Direct joins Two Sides Sat, 03 Mar 2012 07:10:00 +0000 Leading sales and marketing communications provider GI Direct joins the Two Sides campaign. New Finnish study finds that printed newspapers may have lower carbon impact per reader hour than online versions Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:58:00 +0000 In this study, conducted by VTT and CESC, KTH, on behalf of Finnish publisher Alma Media, researchers found that reading printed versions of three Alma Media newspapers may result in half the climate change impact of reading on line versions. European Commission under fire for cost of IT services Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:56:00 +0000 The debate continues over whether Print Media or digital is more environmentally friendly. The fact is that both have an impact. One example of digital excess has recently been highlighted in an exchange in the European Parliament. Three cheers for print at Publishing Expo! Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:23:00 +0000 Martyn Eustace, Director of Two Sides, puts the case for print at Publishing Expo. Message on the environment gets through at the RISI European Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference Wed, 22 Feb 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Director of Two Sides, Martyn Eustace to speak at RISI Conference Environment high on the agenda at FESPA 2012 Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:52:00 +0000 Martyn Eustace, Director of Two Sides, to speak at FESPA Digital in Barcelona. Full details of the forthcoming show, as reported by Jon Severs of PrintWeek. Sustainability challenges of Guardian's digital expansion Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:37:00 +0000 This article, written by Christopher Hodgson and Jo Confino, appeared on The Guardian's website on 9 February. How the Guardian is building partnerships and collaborations to start the complex task of understanding and reducing its digital footprint Environmental Logos and Certifications for Paper Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:26:00 +0000 This article was written by Laura Thompson, Director of Sustainable Development at Sappi Fine Paper North America.It originally appeared on the Environmental Leader website. This article is Part 2 of a two-part series. Understanding eco-logos: Certification v Self Declaration Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:47:00 +0000 This article was written by Laura Thompson, Director of Sustainable Development at Sappi Fine Paper North America.It originally appeared on the Environmental Leader website. This article is Part I of a two-part series. The second article will offer more examples of self-declarations, specific to the paper industry, and information on certifications. Does Kraft initiative point to the future for packaging and promotional print? Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:42:00 +0000 Leslie Guevarra's article, which appears on, highlights Kraft's war on waste. TNT Post UK joins Two Sides Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:33:00 +0000 Leading postal operator TNT Post UK has joined the Two Sides campaign Jonathan Franzen: e-books are damaging society Mon, 06 Feb 2012 09:27:00 +0000 Anita Singh's article in The Telegraph reports on the fact that Jonathan Franzen has launched a passionate defence of the printed book, warning that our desire for the instant gratification of e-books is damaging for society. Two Sides website passes 50,000 visitor mark. Social media links drive new traffic. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:58:00 +0000 Two Sides website continues to grow traffic China promotes recycled paper and a reduction in paper consumption Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:40:00 +0000 Details of China's new five-year plan for the paper industry as revealed on website, Google adapts redundant paper mill site as a new data centre Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:18:00 +0000 This article, written by Cade Metz Editor of Wired Enterprise and published on their website, illustrates an innovative project by Google. New online Guide for Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:44:00 +0000 NGO WWF launches its new guide "6 steps to responsible purchasing" Will a US shift to brown result in a greener Europe? Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:53:00 +0000 Wall Street Journal Business article by Sarah Nassauer highlights an interesting trend in US household paper products. Will it catch on in Europe? APP China commits to lead efforts in advancing Chinese paper industry's sustainable development Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:24:00 +0000 RISI reports on Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and seventy-six other enterprises jointly signed an initiative put forward by the China Paper Association at the 2nd Annual Forum on the Chinese Paper Industry's Green Development. Don't write off print just yet Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:01:00 +0000 As this article, writtern by Mark Jones and published in The Times, shows the case for print as part of the marketing mix is still very strong. Two Sides Launches US Website Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:38:00 +0000 As this feature in US website Print Media Centr illustrates Two Sides has succesfully launched the campaign in the United States and Canada. EU new rules add to the 'paper versus electronic' debate Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:38:00 +0000 The environmental benefits of electronic devices versus print media are coming under increasing scrutiny. Recent European Parliament legislation is focussing on the issue. Employees could save UK organisations &pound;500m and two million tonnes of CO2 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:16:00 +0000 Carbon Trust has launched a new, online office tool called Carbon Trust Empower? to help organisations save money and reduce their carbon emissions For Their Children, Many E-Book Fans Insist on Paper Fri, 16 Dec 2011 16:40:00 +0000 Print books may be under siege from the rise of e-books, but they have a tenacious hold on a particular group: children and toddlers. Their parents are insisting this next generation of readers spend their early years with old-fashioned books. Real Books Don't Die Fri, 16 Dec 2011 16:25:00 +0000 Real books don't die, insists Marc Shultz in the 9 December issue of Publishers' Weekly. FESPA to expand global reach of Planet Friendly Printing Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:47:00 +0000 FESPA plans to make an abridged version of their widely-acclaimed Planet Friendly Printing Guide available to non-members. Green Lobby Concerned by Chancellor's Autumn Statement Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:16:00 +0000 The Independent. Wednesday 30 November. The New Story of Stuff: Can We Consume Less? Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:03:00 +0000 A new study finds that Britons are consuming less than they did a decade ago, with similar patterns being seen across Europe. Could this be the beginning of a trend in developed countries? Might we be reaching "peak stuff"? By Fred Pearce Hasbro to phase out PVC in packs by 2013 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:45:00 +0000 Toy giant Hasbro has announced plans to eliminate PVC from all its packaging as the latest measure in its plans to make its packs more sustainable. Sonoco delivers rigid paper solution for packaging chemicals Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:12:00 +0000 In one of the most innovative projects of its kind, Sonoco has enabled a supplier of vehicle oils and fluids to replace its costly metal container with a rigid paper-based can designed and manufactured by the Consumer Packaging division of Sonoco UK. Environmental audits growing as companies require proof of environmental claims Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:57:00 +0000 Outside audits help fend off greenwashing claims. New German study confirms Two Sides research findings Fri, 02 Dec 2011 13:14:00 +0000 German youth reading more print media and books. A new study about adolescents in Germany finds reading on the rise, with 42% of teens polled saying they read a daily paper. Still, while e-books have yet to break through, Internet consumption dominates overall. Introducing PEFC Project Chain of Custody Certification Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:40:00 +0000 PEFC?s Chain of Custody (CoC) certification is now well-known and established. Indeed, some 9,000 companies and businesses worldwide have achieved Chain of Custody certification. China's commitment to embrace forest certification Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:27:00 +0000 APP-China PCwC quarterly report seeks to clarify confusion around responsible purchasing of paper products Why is our consumption falling? Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:55:00 +0000 From food to paper and water, Britain has gradually been guzzling less over the past decade. "Why?" asks Duncan Clark in The Guardian. First came the plastic cork, now get ready for the paper wine bottle Thu, 24 Nov 2011 07:24:00 +0000 British firm plans to turn your wine cellar green according to Jamie Doward's article in The Observer recently. Sainsbury's moves cheese SRP from plastic to innovative corrugated design Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:37:00 +0000 <p>To meet Sainsbury&#39;s demand for more sustainable packaging, for its own branded sliced cheese ranges, Smurfit Kappa has produced an innovative Shelf Ready Packaging solution. The new SRP replaces a vacuum formed plastic tray with an FSC certified corrugated pack using a novel single faced &#39;ONDI&#39; Fluting.</p> Two Sides seminar reveals that print is the new cool in a multi-channel landscape. Digital natives also reveal their preferences for reading from paper Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:19:00 +0000 Two Sides Autumn Seminar reaffirms the popularity of print as an essential medium for media planners with leading media players citing print as being "the new cool" and having a unique appeal compared to digital media. D&AD launches their most environmentally friendly annual ever Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:58:00 +0000 The D&AD annual is widely acknowledged to be the creative "bible". has been launched as the most environmentally friendly yet. Cellulose films and sustainable paper - Made for each other. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:32:00 +0000 What happens when a leading global producer of cellulose films for packaging and labels meets the worlds leading producer of sustainable specialty papers? The chemistry between the two generates an innovative laminate solution, at least in this case. The companies in question are Innovia Films and Sappi Fine Paper Europe, and they have now joined forces to develop new laminate solutions for flexible packaging applications. Forest Fibre Industry releases sustainability road map Thu, 17 Nov 2011 07:16:00 +0000 A future low-carbon bio-economy dictates ambitious targets for industry Sustainability at the heart of the European paper industry Thu, 17 Nov 2011 06:45:00 +0000 The Confederation of European Paper Industries, (CEPI), launch their latest Sustainability Report and announce ambitious targets to reduce emissions by 80% and increase value added by 50%, by 2050 All generations prefer paper to digital media when it comes to reading, new European research reveals Wed, 09 Nov 2011 15:00:00 +0000 In a wide-ranging new survey, a new generation of digital natives show strong preferences for paper; still the favoured medium of all age groups for reading and safe keeping of documents. The research conducted by IPSOS, in association with industry organisations Two Sides and Print Power, interviewed 4,500 European consumers who declared their preference for paper based media in a digital world. Does the brain like E-books? Fri, 04 Nov 2011 08:48:00 +0000 Just in case you missed it here's an interesting story from the New York Times on the E-Book reading experience. Gravure magazine announces launch of Two Sides U.S. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 06:36:00 +0000 Gravure magazine, the quarterly journal of the Gravure Association of America Inc., has announced the launch of Two Sides U.S. Junk mail crackdown to see launch of website Wed, 02 Nov 2011 12:55:00 +0000 Ministers say it will be easier for people to stop junk mail being put through letterboxes under new plans. Finally, an electronic paper display I can crumple up and throw away Wed, 02 Nov 2011 06:27:00 +0000 An intriguing insight into the latest technology developments. Former Fespa directors launch EcoPrint trade show Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:21:00 +0000 <p>Former Fespa Event directors Frazer Chesterman and Marcus Timson have unveiled their new EcoPrint print industry event that will &quot;fill the gap&quot; in the market for a show that focuses on business efficiency and sustainability issues for print service providers</p> Can trees offset our carbon production? Mon, 31 Oct 2011 07:45:00 +0000 A thought-provoking article from Richard Romano on the U.S. blogsite 2011 Tomorrow's Value Rating reveals why some leading companies "get it" and others still risk accusations of green-wash Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:42:00 +0100 Some of the world?s leading companies recognised for their sustainability efforts are still at risk of being accused of green-wash. A new report, the 2011 Tomorrow?s Value Rating, from international corporate sustainability agency, Two Tomorrows Group, reveals that there is a danger that leading companies are taking existing practices and passing them under the sustainability lens to give a compelling green picture of the company. High quality 100% cotton paper chosen by Apple for new greetings card offering Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:19:00 +0100 At Tuesday's "Let's Talk iPhone" keynote event, Apple announced Cards, a new app that allows iPhone and iPad users to create custom greeting cards that Apple will print out and mail via the United States Postal Service. Data Revealed: Google Uses More Power than Salt Lake City Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:21:00 +0100 Google has broken its silence on energy consumption, announcing that it consumed 2,259,998 MWh in 2010. Greetings cards under environmental attack from US digital provider Sat, 01 Oct 2011 06:43:00 +0100 <p>New site challenges consumers to declare their &#39;independence&#39; from paper greeting cards.</p> Two Sides Gains Support of More Than 35 Companies for its U.S. Start-up Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:03:00 +0100 Calls for companies to join the growing list of members Start of consultation for Product Footprint Rules for paper Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:12:00 +0100 The Confederation of European Paper Industry (CEPI) and the European Commission DG Environment are launching a consultation for Product Footprint Category Rules (PFCR) for paper and paper products. The paper PFCR is linked to the forthcoming European methodology for the calculation of environmental footprint of products, currently being developed by the Commission services. This is a pilot project testing a new way of adopting PFCR for an industry sector using crowdsourcing and online tools. Joint WPCF - PrintCity Environmental Conference at drupa 2012 Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:52:00 +0100 The World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF) and the PrintCity Alliance have announced that they will be jointly organising an International Environmental Conference during the 2012 drupa exhibition in D?sseldorf. This co-operation underlines that effective responses on these issues requires creative cooperation across the industry process chain. Media experts to reveal their opinions on Print Media's future at the Two Sides / Print Power autumn seminar Wed, 28 Sep 2011 06:22:00 +0100 The Two Sides and Print Power Autumn Seminar takes place on Monday 7 November 2011 at Stationers? Hall in the City of London. Execs getting complacent about environmental problems Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:39:00 +0100 A worrying trend is emerging, according to a new survey by SustainAbility and GlobeScan: sustainability experts and practitioners are not feeling the sense of urgency they once did. Green Mill Index launched for the pulp and paper industry Thu, 08 Sep 2011 16:58:00 +0100 A comprehensive new tool to calculate the environmental impact of a paper mill National poll shows 73% of public still prefers receiving bills and financial statements by mail Wed, 07 Sep 2011 09:06:00 +0100 The Envelope Manufacturers and Suppliers Association (EMSA) conducted a recent national poll that demonstrated a strong preference on the part of the public to continue receiving important bills and financial statements by mail, rather than solely online American banking group TD to Participate in North American Closed Loop Paper Recycling System Wed, 07 Sep 2011 07:40:00 +0100 Innovative approach to recycling diverts 1,500 metric tonnes of paper from landfill per year; equivalent to more than 300 million sheets of paper Two Sides launches European and US print media sustainability survey Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:26:00 +0100 Two Sides has announced the launch of a 10 country survey, conducted by research specialists IPSOS, to discover how consumers across Europe and the US feel about the sustainability and importance of print and paper today. Demand for fuelwood could prompt more land acquisitions Mon, 05 Sep 2011 16:43:00 +0100 The rising demands for fuelwood could prompt more land acquisitions in developing countries where food insecurity is rising and land rights are weak, according to a report by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Commission and EEA sign agreement to provide detailed information on land cover in Europe Mon, 05 Sep 2011 07:49:00 +0100 The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission (EC) have signed an agreement to provide information on land cover in Europe, compiling data from land, air and space. Recession and renewables cut greenhouse emissions in 2009 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 07:30:00 +0100 Greenhouse gas emissions decreased very sharply in 2009, by 7.1 % in the EU-27 and 6.9 % in the EU-15. These most recent results, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), confirm estimates made by the EEA last year. This decrease was largely the result of the economic recession of 2009, but also sustained strong growth in renewable energy. New EEA report highlights connectivity between global issues Mon, 05 Sep 2011 07:20:00 +0100 EEA report clearly illustrates the connectivity between some of the key systems underpinning our globalised society, from trade to health and the environment. PrintIT! campaign gains major paper sponsor Mon, 05 Sep 2011 07:05:00 +0100 Antalis McNaughton supply paper for PrintIT! programme in 2011 California considers Styrofoam containers ban Mon, 05 Sep 2011 06:42:00 +0100 Advocates want to end use of non-biodegradable material. Carbon Recycling: Mining the Air for Fuel Fri, 02 Sep 2011 06:46:00 +0100 Recycling bottles, cans, and newspapers is on any short list of simple actions for a cleaner environment. If only it were as easy to collect and reuse carbon dioxide?that greenhouse gas waste product that the world is generating in huge volume each day by burning fossil fuels. Recycled newspapers could fuel your car, say scientists Fri, 02 Sep 2011 06:27:00 +0100 Don't give up on the newspaper industry just yet--it could soon be powering your car. Researchers at Tulane University have discovered a strain of bacteria that can turn paper into butanol, a biofuel substitue for gasoline. PrintCity Alliance 'LovePrint' Campaign Fri, 02 Sep 2011 06:03:00 +0100 Please participate in the PrintCity Alliance LovePrint survey Stationery's New Followers - Why the Tweeting Crowd Sends a Lot of Letters Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:26:00 +0100 <p>By Katherine Rosman - Wall Street Journal 25 August 2011 Print on paper still a powerful medium in the United States</p> Consumers use technology to filter relationships with brands, says report Thu, 01 Sep 2011 16:52:00 +0100 New report states that 71% of consumers are happy to receive mail from organisations they are already customers of. Why green issues aren't black and white Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:02:00 +0100 Jason Cromack, CEO of Lateral Group, puts forward the case for the direct marketing industry. New moves to boost UK tree planting for carbon capture Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:25:00 +0100 Two new moves were recently announced by the Forestry Commission which are expected to attract significant new investment into UK tree planting projects designed to help combat climate change. Online readership figures fall for UK national newspapers Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:27:00 +0100 Media Week reports that, in one of the worst month on month performances since ABC records began, all of the websites for the UK's national newspapers lost readers last month, apart from the rising Printers have reduced their carbon footprint by 97% in the last 20 years! Fri, 15 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 This fascinating research, conducted in 2009 in Australia, is being brought up to date. Two Sides hope to publish the results of the new research as soon as it is available. The original research makes fascinating reading. The book is alive and well, just a tad more exclusive. Perhaps it's the next big thing! Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 There's no reason why traditional books can't coexist with ebooks - as long as they succeed in smartening up their act. A compelling insight from Robert McCrum, Saturday 25 June 2011 Paper Agent Papico Leads The Way With Positive Environmental Email Message Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Leading paper agent Papico is encouraging the printing industry and paper manufacturers to adopt positive statements on the footer of emails as a way of endorsing the sustainability of paper. U.S., European Media Still Worlds Apart on Climate Change Coverage Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 This SolveClimate article examines why Europeans accuse the U.S. media of giving climate sceptics a disproportionate voice and perpetuating a debate that has been settled among scientists Two Sides refutes misleading claims on BBC Panorama programme Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Two Sides has responded to the confusing and misleading messages in the recent BBC Panorama programme, (BBC1, 8.30, 4th July) The graphics industry organisation believes the show gave a misleading view of the direct mail industry by relating the dangers of scam mailing to the alleged problem of supposed ?junk mail?. Two Sides US explained at US Gravure Association Environmental Workshop Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 The Gravure Association of America (GAA) provided Phil Riebel, who heads the new Two Sides US organisation, an opportunity to explain the rationale of the new Two Sides US initiative Inkjet printing could change the face of solar energy industry Mon, 04 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Inkjet printers, a low-cost technology that in recent decades has revolutionised home and small office printing, may soon offer similar benefits for the future of solar energy. Paper environmental scorecards and declarations Mon, 04 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Phil Riebel, Senior Sustainability Advisor to the forest products, paper and print media supply chains, initiates a discussion on paper environmental scorecards and declarations. Analysis on how reading patterns differ between an iPad and a printed newspaper Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 The Miratech team wanted to know how reading patterns differ between an iPad and a printed newspaper. Their conclusion : people read articles in a printed newspaper and only skim through them on an iPad. Two Sides Launches in the US Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Two Sides U.S. launches to tell the Environmental Story of print and paper. Call for companies to join growing list of early adopters Forests Fight Back All Over The World Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Forest density is increasing across much of the world after decades of decline, according to a new study by scientists from the United States and Europe. The change, which is being dubbed the Great Reversal by the authors, has important, has positive implications for carbon capture and climate change. European Commission and European Environment Agency sign agreement to provide detailed information on land cover in Europe Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission (EC) have signed an agreement to provide information on land cover in Europe, compiling data from land, air and space. The agreement was signed on May 25, during a Green Week event in Brussels. Recession and renewables cut greenhouse emissions in 2009 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Greenhouse gas emissions decreased very sharply in 2009, by 7.1 % in the EU-27 and 6.9 % in the EU-15. These most recent results, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), confirm estimates made by the EEA last year. This decrease was largely the result of the economic recession of 2009, but also sustained strong growth in renewable energy. Print is Green! Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Research and Markets are one of the leading sources for international market research and market data. They have just published a report which provides an overview of the state of green printing initiatives in the U.S. commercial printing industry. Committee of Advertising Practice - Webcast of Advice:am seminar on ASA's new digital advertising Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 CAP has already provided a comprehensive calendar of training events to help comply with the new rules. To help advertisers and industry practitioners access this advice and guidance at their convenience, they have recorded a recent Advice:am seminar on the ASA?s new digital remit. Tetra Pak v plastic water bottles - which is best for the environment? Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Thirsty? Should you reach for the paper carton or the plastic bottle? Or run the tap? Leon Kaye, founder and editor of, investigates in this article which recently appeared in the Guardian Professional Network. Illegal logging is not a major global problem says New report by World Growth Thu, 02 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 World Growth is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established to expand the research, information, advocacy, and other resources to improve the economic conditions and living standards in developing and transitional countries. Print still in favour with today's tech generation Fri, 20 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 The latest findings from the National Readership Survey (NRS) show how print publications remain central to the media repertoire of the most avid technophiles, writes Katherine Page in the latest issue of InPub Weekly. BBC Radio discusses Two Sides Paperless Billing Campaign Fri, 20 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Interviewed by Stephen Rhodes on BBC Radio Northampton's popular afternoon consumer program, Two Sides Director, Martyn Eustace, discusses the common Myth that e-billing is better for the environment. Two Sides competition winners see sustainable forestry in actiuon Thu, 19 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Pulp & Paper International magazine report on one of the prizes in the Two Sides 2010 competition Two Sides materials in UK school's syllabus Mon, 16 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Two Sides "Print and Paper: Myths and Facts" booklet is one of the reference aids made available to over 16,700 participating students. Suffolk inventor's paper milk bottle set to go global Sun, 15 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Green Bottle, a tiny Suffolk-based company that has developed a green alternative to plastic bottles is in advanced talks with a consumer goods giant for a global deal to supply it with environmentally friendly detergent bottles - made out of paper. The Little Book of Commonsense - International Paper Wed, 11 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Following on from the successful Little Green Book, International Paper have just launched The Little Book of Commonsense. Only 7% of the public believe company claims of action on climate change Wed, 11 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 66% of the public question authenticity of company climate change claims, in new study from the Carbon Trust Businesses risk facing a costly backlash due to consumer mistrust of firms? claims of action on climate change, according to new research commissioned by the Carbon Trust and supported by global brand analysis, from BrandZ. Survey finds print statements and bills still favoured by many US consumers Mon, 09 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Despite the rise of electronic payments, a new survey by Phoenix Marketing International has found predictions that soon all of America will pay all their bills online are premature. Verso and National Geographic partner to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mon, 09 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Carbon life cycle assessment has emerged as the premier tool for measuring and managing carbon emissions, but until recently there was no prescribed methodology for completing a carbon LCA for a magazine. Reading print is still preferred to 'on screen' in new study Mon, 09 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 59 of 19 -30 year olds prefer to look at printed images rather than on screen revealed in a new study by RIT, "An Experimental Study of Presentation Medium Dependent Differences of Picture Consumption by College-Aged Adults" European coverage for Two Sides adverts in The Economist Mon, 09 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Reaching over 240,000 readers of this influential business magazine Two Sides adverts gained great exposure and support from The Economist European edition. Stora launches new corporate identity Mon, 09 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 The new identity symbolises the Group's commitment to creating a sustainable future for the planet by developing innovative solutions based on renewable materials. It's all part of a corporate strategic review called 'Rethink'. Paper by Nature joins Two Sides Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Paper by Nature is an Association which was created in 2008 to offer a single European reference for eco-responsible converted paper products. Until now, no European label existed for converted paper products. Paper by Nature is the only pan-European label dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of converted paper products ? from wood processing through paper manufacturing to its conversion into office products. Why? How? What? A printer and converter practical guide for Carbon Footprinting & Energy Reduction - New PrintCity Report Tue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 PrintCity Alliance members Kurz, m-real, manroland, MKW, Sappi, Sun Chemical, Trelleborg and UPM, plus project partner Muller Martini have now published their new Carbon Footprint & Energy Reduction for the Graphic Industry Value Chain special report. The purpose of this new PrintCity 32-page guide is to facilitate the improved collaborative environmental performance of printers, converters, publishers, brand owners and their suppliers. Growing The Future. PwC's latest report on the Forest, Paper and Packaging Industries Tue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Exploring new values and new directions in the forest, paper and packaging industry Consumers doubtful about Green business claims Tue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 New US Survey finds only 17% of consumers believe businesses are committed to going green. Consumers value honesty over perfection in environmental marketing Tue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Nearly three-quarters of US consumers 71 will stop buying a product if they feel misled by environmental claims, according to the 2011 Cone Green Gap Trend Tracker 'Print Delivers' event emphasizes effectiveness and sustainability Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 As reported by Mark Haslan in OverNights. Last month, industry professionals and organizations such as Eastman Kodak, the United States Post Office and the Print Council gathered at the University of Dayton Arena for Think Patented's "Print Delivers" event TWO SIDES, BUILDING A WORLDWIDE ORGANISATION THAT PROMOTES THE SUSTAINABILITY OF PRINT MEDIA Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Two Sides is getting prepared for a US initiative. Fundraising is underway and we are raising awareness and support for a 2011 start-up. This article was recently published at the Paper 2011 Conference in Chicago (March 27-29). New Media - EU Ecodesign Directive stimulates debate Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Here's a thought provoking article on the sustainability of new media. Business Green's 'Industry Voice' blog offers experts from across the low carbon economy the opportunity to present their views, opinions and analysis on the latest green business developments. UK ad industry extends its commitment to responsible advertising Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Environmental and sustainability claims must be verifiable under new UK legislation. New CAP Copy Advice website audit offers a health check for online marketing communications Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 From 31 January, the CAP Copy Advice team is introducing a new bespoke website audit service for advertisers. The audits will offer a tailored and expert assessment of companies? websites against the CAP Code with a view to giving their marketing communications a clean bill of health and providing compliance guidance. CAP, (Code of Advertising Practice), Advice Round Up Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 The CAP Copy Advice website gives a round up of topical issues surrounding the ASA's monitoring of marketing claims on websites. One of the topical issues covers environmental claims in digital media. Printing Industries of America fights back! Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 In response to the recent increase in reporting that electronic media is more environmentally friendly than print, Printing Industries of America is fighting back, rebutting these statements, and expanding its efforts to actively promote the value of print. Will Ebooks Jeopardize the Carbon Reduction Goals of the Book Industry? Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 The shift towards ebooks is having a significant influence on every part of the book industry, from publishers working to reinvent their value proposition to brick and mortar bookstores fighting for their future. But what about the carbon footprint of the book industry? Does this shift represent an opportunity for the industry given the growing number of books sold without even one tree falling down? Or, maybe it is also a potential risk as ebooks can actually hurt the efforts of the industry to reduce its footprint? Well, apparently it can be both. Portugese Scientists Create Water-Powered Paper Battery Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Scientists at the Faculty of Science and Technology in Lisbon, Portugal have created a new breed of paper battery that can be charged with one of the planet?s most abundant resources - water. The center, also known as CENIMAT , is dedicated to developing new ways to power gadgets and small electronic devices and this water-powered paper battery is their latest innovation. Two Sides announces new Mail Sector Group Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Royal Mail, TNT, Pitney Bowes, Kodak, DMA, SMP, Encore, representing FEPE, join Two Sides to focus on Mail?s sustainability 10 ways to green your paper Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 A systematic approach to sustainable paper procurement can help paper buyers minimize risks such as buying paper with fiber from illegal logging activities and impacts on forest biodiversity. Sustainable procurement can also create business opportunities for paper producers who have made efforts to lower the environmental footprint of their products. Environmental comparison of paper and plastic labels Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 An independent streamlined comparison of the carbon footprint of paper and plastics labels was recently commission by Austrian label paper manufacturer Brigl & Bergmeister Digital Agenda for Europe - CEPI statement Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 According to the European Commission, Europe needs a new action plan for making the best use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to speed up economic recovery and lay the foundations of a sustainable digital future. Defra helps companies build confidence in green claims Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Defra has published new Green Claims Guidance to help companies describe the environmental credentials of their products in a way that people find easier to understand. Heritage Envelopes joins the Two Sides Campaign Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Heritage Envelopes Limited has joined the Two Sides campaign. Heritage Envelopes produces over 60 million envelopes a week. The company is one of the UK?s leading suppliers of printed stock and bespoke envelopes and prides itself on offering an excellent manufacturing service to an increasingly diverse customer base. BPIF responds to calls for end to printed report & accounts Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 The BPIF has issued a letter of response to recent trade and national press reports that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is calling for companies to save money and improve online access and transparency by not printing hard copies of their annual report & accounts. Are environmental campaigns misleading the public? Part 1 and 2 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Recent RISI blogs by Phil Riebel, Senior Advisor to the Forest Products Industry. Better Learning Through Handwriting Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Writing by hand strengthens the learning process. When typing on a keyboard, this process may be impaired. Two Sides reports anti-Greenwash success Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 27 major UK Corporates amend their e-billing messages Pepsico UK plan to introduce paper-based packaging to Walkers and Quaker brands by 2014 Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Sustainable business foundations for PepsiCo In an effort to radically reduce its effect on the environment PepsiCo UK has announced plans to convert all of its packaging renewable, bio-degradable or recyclable. METLA confident of woody biomass supply Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 The supply of woody biomass from the forests in the European Union can be increased significantly beyond the current level of resource use. However, this requires fast and intensive political decisions and a comprehensive strategy at the EU level. Marketers on alert after ASA online remit extension confirmed Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Companies have six months to make sure that their online communications meet regulatory standards after the Advertising Standards Authority announced its remit for regulating digital marketing will be extended from 1 March next year. Shareholders fight plan to scrap paper company reports Sun, 09 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 The UK Shareholders Association (UKSA) has vowed to fight proposals to abolish the requirement for companies to produce hard copies of their annual reports. (By Louise Armitstead, Daily Telegraph, 08 Jan 2011) Two Sides UK Latest Newsletter Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 The December Newsletter details the work of Two Sides in 2010, explains the emphasis for 2011 and reveals the launch of a new 'sister' campaign called Print Power Advertising campaigns go green Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Honda and Heineken are bidding to reduce the environmental impact of their advertising campaigns following the launch of new technology by Starcom MediaVest Group. European Commissions e-invoicing proposals challenged by Envelope Manufacturers Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 On 1st December, the European Commission released their communication entitled 'Reaping the benefits of electronic invoicing (e invoicing) for Europe. FEPE, the European Envelope Manufacturers Association, has written to the Commission to raise serious questions about the conclusion of the Commission and believe they ignore previous undertakings Don't be fooled by WWF's new PDF format Sun, 12 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Announcement misleads users regarding the true facts about sustainable forestry and print. Does your email footer tell the right message? Sat, 11 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 The NPTA, The Association for the Paper Packaging and Supplies Distribution Channel in the US, has gathered a few pro print statements as examples of email footer good practice. Starbucks Turns Used Cups into New Cups Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Starbucks Coffee Company, International Paper and Mississippi River Pulp say they have completed a six-week pilot project that - for the first time - proves Starbucks used paper cups can be recycled into new paper cups. Christmas Traditional Facebook Card Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 When social and traditional media are connected Brussels pushes for massive uptake of e-invoicing Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Another threat to the printing and paper industries as the European Commission announces plans to make electronic invoicing standard across the EU by 2020. Two Sides launches UK campaign challenging Banks, Telcoms and Utilities who promote e-billing as 'better for the environment' Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 45% of major Banks, 70% of Telecoms and 30% of Utilities risk Greenwash sanctions. Research carried out for Two Sides reveals that major UK Corporates are flouting advertising regulations and risk reporting to the Advertising Standards Authority. New research identifies UK Corporates who are using the environment to promote electronic services Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 'E-billing is better for the environment' messages have been around for a while. They are pervasive in all kinds of marketing to consumers as the change from a paper bill to an electronic version is seen as a way for companies to save money.But where is the evidence behind the claim and which companies are making these claims? Anti print and paper marketing will now need facts under the new Advertising Practice Code Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 As from March 2011, companies making environmental and sustainability claims about their products and services must be able to prove their statements, or risk reporting to the ASA Lean Green Seen - Print's three interlinked pillars of profitabilty and growth for the 21st century Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 PrintCity has just published its Print: Lean. Green. Seen. book. This publication introduces all the focus points of the PrintCity alliance. Printing Industries of America gets involved in e-readers debate Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Printing Industries of America challenges The Washington Post over claims in an article on the environmental credentials of iPads and Kindles. Journey through the four worlds of paper with Torraspapel Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Torraspapel launches an innovative campaign that reveals the truth about paper and invites users to participate in its reforestation projects 1.5 Million Football Pitches; Latest UN Report confirms forest growth in Europe Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 The recently published UN FAO Report, Global Forest Resources, confirms Forest Growth in Europe is averaging around 1.5 million football pitches every year Sustainable Forestry Initiative - 15th Annual Conference Mon, 18 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 SFI Inc. is an independent, non-profit organisation responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving a sustainable forestry certification programme that is internationally recognised. WWF introduce the Paper Scorecard Mon, 18 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A new tool promoting transparency about responsibly produced paper products. UK Direct Marketing Industry smashes recycling targets! Mon, 18 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Royal Mail and Direct Marketing Association Report on industry performance in 2009 illustrates impressive improvements in environmental performance and sustainable practices. PrintCity Alliance prepares to publish Carbon & Energy Reduction report in early 2011 Tue, 12 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 PrintCity Alliance members are preparing to publish their latest environmental and energy report Carbon & Energy Reduction for the Graphics Industry Value Chain in early 2011. This follows two years of research and "connection of competence" knowledge sharing between members, partners plus external research and academic organisations. The Little Green Book Fri, 08 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Sustainability beyond reasonable doubt is the theme of this handy booklet from IP IP launch the Environmental Post Mon, 04 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A new magazine from International Paper seeks to communicate environmental facts about the industry Promoting the sustainability and effectiveness of Print Media in Europe Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Print Power and Two Sides roll out across Europe. Domtar joins the Two Sides Campaign Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Domtar Corporation, the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity, has joined the campaign, helping to take the Two Sides message beyond Europe. Two Sides announces the winners of its once in a lifetime competition Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Two Sides has announced the winners of its prestigious competition to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to selected European paper mills. Two Sides messages reach Australia! Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Leading Australian printer Finsbury Green feature the Two Sides message in their house magazine, Challenge. Winter 2010 KBA joins Two Sides Mon, 23 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Addition of global market leading press manufacturer highlights that campaign is not just for paper industry The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains, Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 In this interesting piece, reproduced from 'Wired', May 2010, Nicholas Carr looks at the impact of the web and how the switch from 'reading' to 'Screening' may be affecting the way we learn. What's the Carbon Footprint of the Internet? Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 The internet releases around 300m tonnes of CO2 a year - as much as all the coal, oil and gas burned in Turkey or Poland, or more than half of the fossil fuels burned in the UK Two Sides Newsletter, Summer 2010 Sat, 07 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 An update of some of this year's developments and activities from the UK Two Sides team ICT industry faces up to climate change challenges Mon, 02 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Good practices by ICT companies in responding to climate change and the challenges facing the sector were the two key talking points of a recent roundtable hosted by Two Tomorrows in partnership with The Guardian newspaper. How Greenpeace changes big business Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 An interesting piece from Rhett Butler of who examines Greenpeace's approach to changing big business attitudes. Includes an interview with Rolf Skar, senior forest campaigner with Greenpeace Reading on line is not the same as reading print on paper Fri, 16 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Don't throw out those textbooks and library books yet. Researchers have found that technology is not always better. WWF launch new Paper Company Environmental Index Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 WWF sets out to measure the environmental footprint of world's largest fine paper companies BOOK, is a technological breakthrough Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 This new device may surprise you Is Print Dead? Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Not if there is wider recognition of print's vital role in today's multi media world. Two Sides successfully combats Greenwash from major Corporates Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Anti-print marketing messages withdrawn by leading Utility supplier and major Telecoms organisation Are magazines really dying out? Fri, 04 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Though the internet is a serious threat, its ephemeral nature is no match for the tangibility of print Promoting on line billing and communications may not be a sustainable way to market your business! Fri, 04 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A briefing note for advertising and marketing professionals. Two Tomorrows rountable looks at sustainability risks in the supply chain Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 "consumer opinion does not reflect the fact that the forestry industry is a leader in traceability and sustainable practice" is conclusion of recent Two Tomorrows event. Two Sides issues new mailer Sun, 25 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 The third mail piece from Two Sides has been sent to 21,000 media specifiers and influencers Print and Paper comprises 1.1% of World Greenhouse Gas Emssions say the World Resources Institute Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 See how our industry fits with all other large scale enterprises Is digital media worse for the environment than print? Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A thoughtful article from Don Carli, first published in Media Shift Royal Mail and DMA announce record 76.5% of direct marketing material is recycled Thu, 08 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 During 2009, 76.5% of mailed Direct Marketing Material was disposed of into the recycling stream versus landfill. Michael Makin, CEO Printing Industries of America Inc, talks to SKY radio about the future for print Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Michael Makin, CEO World Print and Communication Forum, talks to SKY radio about the future for print Committee for Advertising Practice, CAP, guidelineswill impact e-billing environmental claims Mon, 29 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Absolute claims must be supported by a high level of substantiation. e-billing will need to prove its total environmental impact if it is to claim that it is environmentally more friendly than printed bills The majority of American adults cite mailing envelopes as the safest way to send written communications Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 The research is in stark contrast to the common assumption that communications today is all digital. Mailing using envelopes was far head of e-mail and other types of Internet communications in a nationwide survey. Greenpeace takes action on new Facebook energy hungry server centre Wed, 17 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Facebook recently announced it will build a massive data centre in Oregon, U.S., packed full of the latest energy efficient computers to serve the hundreds of millions of friends connecting on their near-addictive social networking website. But the company plans to run the place on electricity made by burning coal--Yes,says Greenpeace, the dirtiest source of energy and largest single source of global warming pollution in the world. &pound;1m Eco-House Project at Tullis Russell gets Climate Challenge Fund Boost Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Tullis Russell have recently announced that in cooperation with local community councils, its soon-to-be-formed charitable status joint company has received financial support from the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) to help build a ground breaking Eco-Education Centre at the site in Markinch. Two Sides and BPIF join to launch printer recruitment campaign Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Benefits of membership to be broadcast by BPIF Two Sides takes on 'Greenwash' Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 'paper-free is better for the environment' claims to be challenged EDF use Two Sides material in new Sustainability Guide to Print and Paper Wed, 27 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 McAffee publishes the environmental cost of emails and spam Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Verdigris launches pan-european environmental survey Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Public perceptions of EU Forestry does not match reality Fri, 27 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 New Report indicates that there is a clear and sufficiently detailed message presented in a neutral manner that allows the public to make appropriate distinctions depending on the relevant specific issues and hallenges, including forest area, biodiversity and damages, for various geographic contexts (i.e. local forest, European forests, forests worldwide) Emissions per tonne of paper produced in Europe were reduced by 42% compared to 1990 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 The specific emissions per tonne of paper produced in Europe were reduced by 42% compared to 1990 and the paper sector reduced its absolute CO2 emissions by 8% compared to 1990. More than half of the energy used, (55.5% in 2008), comes from biomass and of the remaining part almost 40% (36.8% in 2007) from natural gas. Although the industry is energy intensive we are less and less carbon intensive. 'Paper still valued for communication', is the finding of a new survey commissioned for Communisis. Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 <p>PAPER STILL VALUED FOR DOCUMENTATION Three quarters (74 per cent) of consumers continue to receive hard copy statements from their financial services and utility suppliers, new research from Communisis reveals today.</p> Sappi responds to an investigation by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) who have found traces of pulp from tropical forests in some German children's books. Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 vv Green Futures magazine investigates the sustainability of print versus electronic media Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 New video from Velvet toilet tissue, (SCA), promotes the growth of forests Mon, 26 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 10% of Germany's energy requirements are now estimated to arise from the use of computers Mon, 26 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 T mobile withdraws charges for paper bills Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 T Mobile finds that charging people for paper bills is not what customers want. Interesting story from the USA. The Print Business magazine explains Two Sides Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 The Print Business magazine publishes an article explaining the Two Sides initiative and the accompaying advertising campaign Two Sides launches Direct Mail and advertising program. Mon, 07 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Two Sides announces 12 month program of activity to promote the sustainability of Print and Paper Capturing The Green Advantage For Consumer Companies, Jan 2009, Boston Consulting Thu, 03 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 International Paper publishes 'Are Pixels Greener than Paper?' Mon, 31 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 BPIF launch their Carbon Footprinting Initiative, Video Mon, 03 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 <p>BPIF launch their Carbon Footprinting Initiative, Video</p> Two Sides explained at the recent IPPA Conference. Video Mon, 27 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Martyn Eustace presents Two Sides to the recent IPPA conference in Telford To avoid e-document theft, Russia turns to paper and type Mon, 30 Nov -001 00:00:00 +0000 <p>Lots of people use paper towels to clean up leaks &ndash; but we&rsquo;ve heard about a way paper is being used to prevent leaks of a much more serious nature.</p> test Tuesday Mon, 30 Nov -001 00:00:00 +0000 <p>test strapline</p>