Mac Papers in the Vanguard for Sustainable Resources

February 1, 2009

Developing an Environmental Paper Procurement Policy

Created by BroadBased for Mac Papers, Developing an Environmental Paper Procurement Policy is an informative guide on how businesses of all sizes can join the worldwide effort to sustain and protect the environment through the use of certified paper.

The United States has recently banned the import, sale or trade of all illegally harvested wood and forest products. The legislation applies the same principles to wood and forest products as are maintained against import of live tropical species, elephant ivory and tiger skins.

Environmentally certified paper encompasses both recycled paper and virgin pulp harvested from certified forests, with many types of paper to choose from. “With so many options available, using a certified paper doesn’t have to cost any more than using a non-certified paper,” said David Bowers, Marketing Director for Mac Papers. “Copier paper, letterhead, brochures, catalogs and direct mail can all be printed on environmentally certified paper. You just have to request it.”

BroadBased, with the help of Mac Papers, has begun the steps toward developing our own internal environmental paper policy. To find out how your business can participate in a certified paper procurement program, see


Jan Hirabayashi founded BroadBased in 1996 and is the company's CEO and lead marketing strategist.