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Good News for the forests: First Bible printed on FSC-certified paper


February 1, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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The Rainforest Alliance applauds the publication of the first Bible to be printed on paper from forestlands certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the global standard-sett…

The Rainforest Alliance applauds the publication of the first Bible to be printed on paper from forestlands certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the global standard-setter for responsible forest management. This achievement resulted from a collaboration between Canada-based paper giant Domtar, Bible publisher Thomas Nelson and environmental nonprofit Green Press Initiative.

The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible is printed on paper that includes recycled content and comes from forestlands certified by the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program, the leading certifier of forestlands to FSC standards.

Since 2003, the Rainforest Alliance has been working with Domtar -the largest maker and marketer of office and printing paper in North America -on responsible paper production and fibre sourcing.

The area of FSC-certified forestlands has nearly doubled in the past three years to a total of more than 224 million acres (more than 90 million hectares) and has opened up an increasing supply of certified wood products. Several hundred pulp providers, mills, merchants and printers have earned FSC Chain-of-Custody certification.

For more information on Green Press Initiative, visit www.greenpressinitiative.org.