Turning the pages green
This issue of RIT: The University Magazine is the greenest to date.
The cover contains 10 percent recycled paper from post-consumer waste (PCW) processed without the use of chlorine. The inside pages are 30 percent PCW. Varnishes and metallic inks are no longer being used in the magazine.
Lane Press, the Vermont company that prints the magazine, is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. FSC has established standards regarding economic, social and environmental concerns for the wood fiber industry. Less than 2 percent of the power used by the company comes from carbon fuel sources. Lane uses ink with the maximum percentage of vegetable oil suitable for its web presses. The ink comes from sources that prohibit use of substances such as formaldehyde known to be harmful to the environment. Ink is managed to reduce waste and used ink is recovered and sent to a supplier for use as fuel.
The changes in The University Magazine reflect efforts being made in other RIT publications including college brochures and bulletins. RIT’s bi-weekly newsletter, News & Events, is printed on 100 percent PCW paper.
Learn more at the University Publications Web site: www.rit.edu/upub.