MPA’s long-standing involvement in environmental matters stems from its members’ desire to support and implement responsible and economically sound environmental policies and procedures related to the full lifecycles of our magazine products, from raw materials to well-read copies. MPA monitors key environmental developments on the federal, state, and international level.

MPA’s primary areas of concern include sustainable forestry practices and certification standards, minimizing the impact of pulp and paper production processes, and promoting the recovery of used magazines and other used paper for recycling.

MPA also works to encourage consumers to recycle more magazines. Although 100 percent of the magazines that are unsold at the newsstand have always been recycled, many consumers and local municipalities are unaware that recycling mills need more magazine stock to make newsprint and other grades of recycled paper.