World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Newsprint Waste Management

Newsprint Waste Management


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There is a very simple but powerful reason why something should be done about reducing newsprint waste – economics.

Money saved on newsprint is money earned.

In addition, a reduction in waste is generally accompanied by a reduction in downtime and an improvement in quality.

The topic has always been an important one, but with the increasing cost of newsprint and a not-too-bright supply situation, the question of how to control waste is becoming even more urgent.

This report updates the treatment of newsprint waste control found in WAN-IFRA’s Newsprint and Newsink Guide, which was published in 1993.

This is the table of contents:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Definition of newsprint waste
  • Chapter 3: Wrapper and white waste
  • Chapter 4: White core waste and core tare waste
  • Chapter 5: Production waste
  • Chapter 6: Waste resulting from web breaks
  • Chapter 7: Mailroom waste and overproduction
  • Annexures:
    List of stop codes
    Sample analysis of stoppages
    Web break causes and their definitions
    Web break recording

SFN Report
K Balaji, Director, Kasturi & Sons Ltd., India


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2014-09-15 15:03

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