Ireland now enjoys one of the highest levels of newsprint recycling anywhere in the world with more than 89% of our newspapers and magazines recovered and recycled in 2011.  In 2002, our newsprint recycling rate stood at just 28%.

A large part of that success can be attributed to the Green Press Partnership, an alliance of publishing bodies established by NewsBrands Ireland together with Local Ireland, Magazines Ireland, the Newspaper Publishers Association (NPA UK) and the Periodical Publishers Association (PPA UK).

Through initiatives implemented by GPP, all stakeholders in the newsprint supply chain work in harmony and a wide range of measures have been implemented designed to ensure that as much newsprint as possible gets recycled.

Code of Practice for the Press Industry (COPPI)

The Code of Practice for the Press Industry (COPPI) and a new set of Environment Standards for the Press Industry (ESPI) were launched on the 1st of September 2009. They were agreed following a lengthy [...]

Green Press Partnership

The Green Press Partnership (GPP) was established in March 2010, comprising NewsBrands Ireland, Local Ireland, Magazines Ireland, NPA and the PPA with all associations contributing financially to the various environment initiatives previously paid for exclusively [...]

Joint Industry Committee (JIC) On The Environment

The Joint Industry Committee (JIC) is a group comprising the: Convenience Stores & Newsagents Association (CSNA) EM News Distribution Ltd Local Ireland Magazines Ireland Newspread Ltd NewsBrands Ireland The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) [...]

A Perspective on Newspapers and the Environment in Ireland

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