Fast facts about making newspapers and magazines

Sustainability the main ingredient when making newspapers and magazines

  • All Norske Skog Australasia mills are Chain of Custody certified
  • Australian made newsprint comes from plantation pine forests that are FSA or PEFC certified or from controlled sources.
  • Newspapers use wood fibres from sustainable forests, where the forests provide renewable raw materials, utilise and store CO2, provide products that store carbon and can produce wood fibre at the end of their life cycle.
  • No heavy metals are added to the black and colour inks used for printing, which also meets the Australian Standard (AS1647.3) for coatings on children’s toys.
  • All pulp used in newspapers is elemental chlorine free
  • Each page of newsprint requires four plates for each colour to print, and all plates are recycled into other items such as drink cans.

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