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Canopy commends printers for their commitment to sustainable practices


July 16, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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This year, in place of the Annual Blueline Ranking, Canopy offers an amended update on the 2019 top-performing printers in North America. It commends the leadership companies have demonstrated during these difficult months to:

  • Expand their commitment to not source from Ancient and Endangered Forests as it applies to packaging as well as paper;
  • Support conservation on the ground in Landscapes of Hope; and
  • Participate in Canopy’s International Day of Forests awareness-raising campaign by educating and engaging their own clientele and supporters.

To illustrate that this update is slightly different, Canopy is not using their usual colour-coded ink drops to indicate how a printer has ranked. Instead, ink drops are used to represent recent actions taken for leadership on sustainability and forest conservation, which continue to build on the positions earned in the 2019 Blueline Ranking.

Printers with the most ink drops took action to improve their current sourcing while increasing the amount of recycled or next-gen content in their paper and packaging.

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“In the coming months and years, solutions such as using agricultural residue or other waste streams to make pulp for paper will become increasingly necessary to save forests at the scale we need to prevent climate change and halt the cascading loss of species. What’s more, the 750+ brands that Canopy collaborates with to improve their sourcing are demanding it,” said an update from Canopy.