I don't know if MEC still prints paper catalogs, but they used to. That isn't green behavior by a green company, IMO.
MEC has no paper catalogs since 2011 nor do they give any disposable bags with any purchases ....
im sure theres still other nasty stuff they do somewhere ...
however theres no "MEC premium" ... and while they do post up about the stuff they do on their blog and fbook ... they dont exactly say "pay more for us because were green and dont buy our jackets!!!"
you could in fact consider the MEC gear swap which mec runs for free as either a source of pollution or a very good way to "recycle" gear
OUR PAPER USE
After 40 years, we printed our last paper catalogue in 2011. While the catalogue was a huge part of MEC, it was also a huge contributor to our carbon footprint. At 94%, the catalogues represented the vast majority of our paper use, and 8% of our carbon footprint.
In 2012, we decreased our paper use by 90% from 2011 levels (to 26,870 kg from 295,997 kg). Total paper use contributed 59 tCO2e to our total carbon footprint. This is a huge reduction, and something we’re very proud of.
FSC AND PCR PAPER
As a Markets Initiative signatory, we've committed to using ancient forest-friendly fibres and reducing the amount of paper we use. We also committed to purchasing 90% of paper from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sources.
While we’re committed to achieving our target of sourcing 90% of our paper from FSC-certified sources, we haven’t been able to find receipt and continuous form feed paper that meets those criteria. The same is true for PCR content. Our target is to ensure that at lease 70% of our paper is 85% PCR or more, but we’re struggling to find receipt and continuous form feed paper with PCR content. We’ll continue looking for alternatives to our existing paper sources. Where available, we’ve moved towards electronic billing for our utilities. Moving forward, we’ll look into providing e-receipts as an alternative to paper receipts, and we’ll conduct a business case analysis for establishing a near-paperless office.
PAPER USE BY TYPE (%, KG)
perhaps patacucci post their paper usage online?