The Book Industry Environmental Council (BIEC) strives to benchmark, track and improve our industry’s environmental footprint with science-based research and collaboration from a balanced and fully represented supply chain including: publishers, book manufacturers, paper manufacturers and suppliers, book sellers and environmental NGOs. Members work collaboratively to identify and communicate best practices towards reducing the book industry’s environmental footprint.

The mission of the Book Industry Environmental Council (BIEC) is to identify, foster, and communicate best practices to reduce the environmental footprint and increase the sustainability of books (printed and/or electronic).

Current BIEC priorities include the following:

The Book Industry Environmental Council is coordinated by Green Press Initiative, and is chaired by Kurt Andrews of Melcher Media.


The BIEC is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs which acts as the fiscal sponsor for the council.

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2013 surveys for publishers, printers and paper manufacturers now open

New: BIEC Members Section

BIEC Trends Report

Notes from January 16, 2013 Meeting (member login required)

Dec. 10th Webinar: Environmental Regulations Affecting the Book Industry. View slides or download recording

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