Posts Tagged ‘certified’

Beyond Recycled Paper

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

For years, buying paper with a high percentage of post-consumer recycled content has been the be all and end all for publishers and other intensive paper users looking to go green. But research done by U.S. News & World Report for its April issue, the “Energy and Environment Guide,”  points the way to a more effective standard. All of the issue’s body stock will be on carbon-neutral paper with fiber that has been certified as being sourced from sustainably managed forests, and U.S. News will pay a small premium to offset the relatively minor greenhouse gas emissions produced during manufacturing. You can find the details here.

Cheap Roses Can Be Costly

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a new study underlines the human and environmental costs of roses that come from developing countries. According to David Harper, a biologist at the University of Leicester  who has conducted research for more than 25 years at Lake Naivasha in Kenya, cut-price roses are “bleeding that country dry.” Look for roses and other cut flowers certified Fair Trade and grown organically. You can find a list of suppliers here.