ONS Publishing and the Environment
Did you know that the plastic bag that your ONS periodicals (Oncology Nursing Forum, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, and ONS Connect) are mailed in is recyclable? ONS uses this clear "polybag" to save significant postage costs that would be incurred otherwise. This polybag is type 4—LDPE—which is also the type of plastic used for many shopping store bags. Check out your local chain grocery store for bins where you can drop these bags off to be recycled.
ONS periodicals themselves are more environmentally friendly, too. They are printed on recycled paper by a company that is socially and ecologically responsible. Publishers Press uses inks that are SoySeal certified by the American Soybean Association. Soy ink is lower in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making it less toxic during printing. Petroleum-based inks contain 30%-35% VOCs, whereas SoySeal-certified inks range from 0%-5% VOCs. In addition, Publishers Press recycles more than 50 million pounds of paper and paper products each year. Learn more about our printer's environmental mission, including its unique conservation programs.
When you are finished with your periodicals, please recycle them. To learn more about recycling, visit the EPA's Earth Day page.
Please visit this page again soon to learn more about what we're doing to support environmental sustainability.