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NewPage Joins Two Sides

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NewPage Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio, USA, is the newest member of Two Sides, a non-profit organization established to promote the responsible production, use, and sustainability of print and paper. NewPage is a producer of printing and specialty papers in North America with $3.1 billion in net sales.

"For a company like NewPage, a business whose products come from the forest, sustainability represents a unique opportunity to make a positive difference for our planet," NewPage VP of Marketing Steven Devoe said. "Joining Two Sides gives us the opportunity to share more broadly how NewPage is contributing to progress in areas from sustainable forestry and reduced greenhouse gas emissions to cleaner manufacturing and recycling. Our Two Sides membership also helps expand our own efforts to correct the many common myths about the sustainability of print and paper."

Two Sides President Phil Riebel noted that "print and paper have a great environmental story to tell, and Two Sides is pleased to have NewPage join our growing U.S. effort to get the word out to as many people as possible. Made from one of the earth's few truly renewable resources—trees from responsibly managed forests—print and paper is the most recycled commodity in the world. Nearly 68% of paper produced in the U.S. is recovered for recycling. In addition, the demand for responsibly grown wood fiber to make print and paper products provides a long-term financial incentive for private landowners to manage their land sustainably instead of selling it for development—the primary cause of deforestation in the U.S. And the print, paper, and mailing supply chain supports millions of U.S. jobs."

Started in Europe in 2008, Two Sides is now active in more than 12 countries. The organization has more than 1,000 members that span the entire print and paper supply chain, including pulp and paper producers, paper distributors, ink and chemical manufacturers, printers, equipment manufacturers, and publishers. More information is available online.


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