SOME 89pc of newsprint in Ireland is being recycled, making the country an industry world leader.
The figure represents a huge increase on 2002 when we recycled just 28pc of newsprint.
An environmental forum hosted by the Green Press Partnership in Dublin, heard the country's publishing industry has made "vital strides" in its quest to create sustainable growth.
Broadcaster and environmentalist Duncan Stewart said newspapers have an important role to play in building local and sustainable communities.
Fintan Gavigan of INM, chairman of the GPP, told the forum that in a relatively short time the publishing industry had made "significant progress" in key areas.