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Fast facts about making newspapers and magazines

Sustainability is the main ingredient when making newspapers and magazines.

Sustainable materials 

Did you know that 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.

All Norske Skog Australasia mills are Chain of Custody certified. This means that publishers can be secure in the knowledge that sustainable practices are systematically incorporated into the production of the materials needed to bring news media to Australians.

Plus, all pulp used in newspapers is elemental chlorine free. This reduces the risk of potentially harming the environment through creating toxic waste products.


Planet-strong printing

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.

Each page of newsprint requires four plates for each colour to print, and all plates are recycled into other items such as drink cans.


Watch the story of newspapers from plantation to print: 


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