Chlorine Free Paper Issues


Conclusion, Next Steps, Recommendations

The following questions (#89-92 in the Study) are intended to be addressed by this section of the Listening Study. If new questions or discussions arise that relate to ideas on how to make progress on environmental paper issues, they are welcome here.

89. At what point can we assume we know enough to make decisions to act? Must we be absolutely sure of causes and results before acting? Does the Precautionary Principal apply?

90. What is the effect on environmental paper development of the globalization of the paper industry and of paper reduction possibilities?

91. Who should assume the financial risks in making the paper industry more environmentally sustainable? What responsibility should manufacturers, paper buyers, governments, and others have in the equation?

92. What actions are needed by different players: manufacturers, governments, purchasers, equipment designers and manufacturers, environmental advocates, printers, distributors, researchers, more?

A report with responses to these questions will be prepared towards the end of the Listening Study.

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