A partnership of six newspaper and magazine bodies has been nominated for a prestigious environmental award in recognition of their efforts to reduce waste and increase efficiency in Ireland’s paper supply chain. The Green Press Partnership (GPP), which represents the main newspaper and magazine groups in Ireland, is one of eight finalists in the Supply Chain category of the Green Awards 2011.
The awards are designed to promote sustainability and ‘green best practice’ among organisations and individuals. The Green Supply Chain Award is awarded to companies and services that are assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.
The GPP was formed when all the key stakeholders in Ireland’s newspaper and magazine industry joined forces, for the first time ever, to agree a new set of environment standards designed to bring more co-operation and efficiency to the paper supply chain.
Thanks to the efforts of the GPP, Ireland’s rate of newsprint recycling has risen to 79% – among the best in the world – while the ‘wholecopy returns’ initiative with the significant assistance of wholesalers has helped to divert more than 65,000 tonnes of newsprint from landfill since its inception.
The final of the Green Awards 2011 takes place on April 14th in Dublin.