Next Steps, Recommendations
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.
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?
What is the effect on environmental paper development
of the globalization of the paper industry and of paper
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,
report with responses to these questions will be prepared
towards the end of the Listening Study.
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