Simon & Schuster's New Paper Policy Will Save 483,000 Trees Each Year


Simon & Schuster recently committed to increasing the level of recycled fiber in its paper from 10 percent to 25 percent within the next four years. The publisher also announced plans to buy 10 percent of its paper from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world's forests.

Among the other changes to Simon & Schuster's paper policy is an electronic manuscript program for its sales reps, which will reduce the number of galleys produced each year by twenty thousand. According to Simon & Schuster, the changes will save 483,000 trees each year.