How Green is CBF’s Magazine?
We are asked several times per year about the manufacturing of
our magazine and other publications. Is the paper recycled? Are
the printing inks toxic? Are any of your print materials manufac-
Practicing environmental responsibility is a core ethic of CBF.
Mindful selection of paper and print products contributes to con-
servation, responsible resource management, and community-
level benefits for people near the forests that provide our paper.
Environmentally Responsible Paper
CBF uses recycled, chlorine-free papers. Paper used for Save the
Bay contains 50 percent recycled materials including at least 15
percent post-consumer waste. Manufacturing recycled papers
creates 35 percent less water pollution and 74 percent less air
pollution and consumes 55 percent less water and 60 percent
less energy than making virgin paper.
While recycled fiber is a key element of the traditional model for
responsible consumption, forest management also has fundamental importance. For this reason, Save the Bay magazine is
printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council
(FSC). FSC-certified products are from forests verified to “meet
the social, economic, ecological, cultural, and spiritual needs of
present and future generations.”
Environmentally Responsible Inks
Save the Bay is printed with Braden Sutphin’s Earth Pride series
inks which are linseed oil-based (derived from the flax plant) and
do not contain petroleum products. In compliance with the
A.N.S.I. Standard Z66.1 and the Consumer Products Safety
Commission’s leaded and heavy metal content requirements,
these inks do not contain heavy metals such as lead, cadmium,
mercury, and hexavalent chromium.
Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing
Save the Bay’s print manufacturer has reduced all VOC emissions
from its plant. They routinely haul all chemicals off-site for proper
recycling, and have taken the additional step of adding processing equipment back-flow devices to eliminate discharge into the
Save the Bay is printed on state–of–the–art presses which use 18
percent less energy than the typical printing press in the Bay
area. Using computer–to–plate technology, means we use less
energy and fewer raw materials and eliminate the need for film,
proofing materials, chemicals, and chemical byproducts.
To reduce the environmental effects of transportation, Save the
Bay is printed in Maryland, central to the majority our readers.
LOREN ANNE BARNETT/CBF STAFF
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When you’ve finished reading your copy of Save the Bay maga-
zine, consider one of these options: u Share Save the Bay with a friend, a neighbor, or a coworker.
It’s a great way to start a conversation about Bay issues or
your favorite Bay activites. You just might be intriguing the
watershed’s next Bay Saver. u Leave your copy of Save the Bay at your doctor’s office or
beauty salon. u Send Save the Bay to school with your child to be used in the
library, the teacher’s lounge, or in science class. School-aged
children may especially enjoy the critters we feature in each
issue. u If you don’t want to pass along your copy—or if the dog
has used it as a chew toy—make sure to place it in the