Canopy Welcomes RR Donnelley’s Newly Released Paper Procurement Practices

Press release from the issuing company Vancouver –¬†When the biggest ship in the harbour sets sail, it creates a wake that rocks all other boats. RR Donnelley is the ocean liner of North American printers and the recent inclusion of its paper purchasing sustainability practices on their corporate website is likely to spread ripples throughout…

Earth Day 2014: Print & Paper isn’t so bad

The print and paper industries get bad raps ever since the boom of the digital age. Trees get pulled from the ground (and many assume are never replaced), and they consume too much energy to get the pulp into paper form. Contrary to popular belief though, there is so much that the paper and printing…

Metropolitan Loves Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone! Here at Metropolitan we are committed to the environment, and we hope you will join us. There are many misconceptions about the print and paper industry when it comes to sustainability, but we’re here to prove those wrong! Read below to see all the ways that Metropolitan is going green. Forest…

Reuse Your Paper!

Use leftover paper as: Wrapping paper Beads (squidoo.com/reuse-paper) A fire starter Packing material (after shredding) A greeting card box Paper mache Paper bows Art projects Protection for your  breakables in storage Scratch paper A magazine holder Paper airplanes

The MetroGREEN update

Since our last update, the office recycling program has taken off with full force! In the last 3 months, we have added 90 cubic feet of recycling to our efforts, which is a massive amount of waste that would have previously ended up in a landfill. Not included in this number are the 19 toner…

How is Recycled Paper Made?

For those who were curious, here’s a quick step-by-step description of how recycled paper is made! 1. Recycled paper is collected from homes, businesses, etc. and brought to recycling facilities where it is sorted and delivered to paper mills. 2. At the paper mill, the scraps are placed in large vats of water and stirred…