American Society of Magazine Editors

Recycled Content and Virgin Fiber White Paper

This MPA white paper produced by Metafore, a non-profit organization, will assist publishers in evaluating the environment trade-offs between recycled content and virgin fiber paper. The paper reviews the numerous elements in the manufacturing process that impact the environment including the type of paper used, the source of the fiber, the amount and type of energy used to manufacture different pulps and papers throughout the supply chain, transportation requirements and final disposition (landfill or recycled) of the used product.

Click here to view the abstract compiled for members

Click here to view the white paper on Recycled Content and Virgin Fiber: Environmental, Economic and Technical Considerations for Magazine Publishers