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ISO 16759 Approved!

      The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner   After what feels like forever but what is really only a couple of years, ISO 16759 (Quantification and communication of the carbon footprint of print media products), has been approved. Yay!! This is very exciting, but it marks only the beginning of an important journey for our industry. We ...

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European Sustainability Simmering for All

      The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner   The European Commission is turning up the heat on its sustainability policies, so the rest of the world should take note since it will affect international trade. We heard about the EU’s Product Carbon Footpring (PCF) and Organisational Carbon Footprint (OCF) earlier this year. Neither are regulations yet and ...

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Tougher Than It Looks

      The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner   When standards makers started working on ISO 16759 for quantifying the carbon footprint of print media, there were two primary reference documents: PAS 2050 and a working draft of what was supposed to become ISO 14067. Both documents were written to help companies quantify and calculate the carbon footprints ...

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Taking Another Step Forward with ISO 50001

      The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner   Agfa Graphics has had a sustained commitment to improving its carbon footprint for many years. It has also made considerable efforts to help the industry do so as well, particularly with the Azura line of chemistry-free plates. And we’re proud to say Agfa is one of the Verdigris project’s ...

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Photosynthesis & Bio Batteries

      The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner   For most of us, the idea of using paper for energy is limited to throwing it on the fire and enjoying the warmth. However scientists at Sony Japan are working on a far more interesting development. They have come up with a battery powered by waste paper. Sony’s bio ...

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A New Green Print Certification

      The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner   We recently came across a new take on the idea of certified green products. As a rule of thumb we generally don’t go for self-certification, but we make exceptions for ideas that help drive home the importance of environmental impact reduction. Idea Print, a printer in Russia, is providing ...

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ISO 16759 Racing Into the Final Furlong

      The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner   The news that ISO16759 (calculating the carbon footprint of print media) is galloping towards its final furlong prior to publication has caused a flurry of interest. We have recently been contacted by a number of European companies interested to be certified for compliance to this standard. Certification is at ...

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Slow & Steady Making Progress

      The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner   Since we started the Verdigris project in 2008, obviously much is different in the printing industry. Five years of economic mess and confusion have forced change on all of us. One of the apparent casualties of the rubbish commercial environment has been environmental impact reduction initiatives. However all is ...

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eBay Questions the Effectiveness of Digital Advertising

      The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner   Printed advertising has been the traditional bedrock of the publishing industry. Without it newspapers and magazines cannot exist, hence the carnage inflicted on those sectors since the advent of internet advertising. However a recent study by eBay* questions the value of Search Engine Marketing (SEM), suggesting that print is ...

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Print to Store

      The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner   We need to change our thinking about print. Yes, it is sustainable, yes it is lovely and yes it is good for the planet. None of this has to change. What has to change is our view of print’s purpose. Most of us tend to think of it as ...

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