Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Frog Calls to go green

Since TCU is becoming a more environmentally-friendly place, Frog Calls will see some changes next year. The popular on-campus phone book of students, faculty and staff will have a cover printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink, according to the university and College Publishing which prints it.

Current and past Frog Calls are entirely recyclable and made with post consumer recycled content. College Publishing and the printing industry have been recycling for decades. The organization is in the process of joining the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, which encourages and promotes reduction in environmental impact and social responsibility.

The publisher switched from petroleum-based ink to soy-based ink for much of their products in the 1990s. The soy ink greatly assists in the de-inking process to recover the paper fiber. The group recycled more than 149 tons of paper in October 2008 alone.

To read about other green initiatives at TCU, read Kathryn Hopper's story on "Bleed Purple, Live Green."

- Rick

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