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Prizes for Best Behaviour

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Green prizes are an excellent way to encourage improved environmental habits, but in the graphics business we aren’t exactly awash with them. That may be because sponsors find it hard to specify award winning criteria. Or it may be because not enough companies can be bothered to submit entries. Either way the upshot ...

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Good enough to eat?

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner According to the European Union over fifty percent of all goods in Europe are packaged with plastic. This amounts to 39% of the 57 million tonnes of plastics produced in Europe every year and works out at around 30 kg per person per year. Worldwide the numbers are even worse in economic and ...

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Packaging Technology Cuts Emissions

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner That headline might suggest some major advance in printing methods, or perhaps some clever new substrates. But in fact the way packaging technology can reduce emissions is by taking a machete to waste volumes. There is a lot that can be done in the supply chain to cut waste, and this is where ...

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Lean & Green Leaders

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner With astonishing speed, Ricoh has gone from new entrant to market leader in many areas of the graphics business. It saw a three-fold increase in printing systems turnover between 2003 and 2013, and is the first digital press company to achieve certification to ISO 12647-2, the reference standard for colour quality. The company ...

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Environmental Product Declarations

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner In the graphics industry, the idea of making Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) is basically an alien concept. But, from printed matter through to the machinery and systems used to produce print media, EPDs are becoming increasingly important to procurement. An EPD is a standardised way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product, ...

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Reinventing Paper

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Now does that sound silly or what? As if paper was not always undergoing reinvention, an Israeli technology company is claiming to have reinvented it. The premise is that paper needs to be reinvented, so that it better supports the circular economy. Having got over our initial befuddlement and confusion, we took a ...

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An Environmental Declaration for Print

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner We hear a lot these days about the circular economy, the idea that basically what goes around as goods and resources comes around as raw materials. The circular economy concept is about using waste as a new raw material or as a component in raw materials, like turning waste paper into pulp for ...

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Newspapers and Change

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Newspaper publishers should be doing much more to counter the perception that print is bad for the environment. Consumers associate printed newspapers with waste, but correcting this impression doesn’t seem to be a priority for the newspaper industry. This has to change, even though publishers may have other things on their minds like ...

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Data Basis

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner The more we learn about environmental accountability, the more we realise that this is a massively complex topic. Everywhere we see clever ideas for improving the sustainability of the graphics industry, yet equally we see evidence of how far we have yet to go. How we progress as an industry, depends on how ...

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Plastic Dreams

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Paper is one of the world’s most readily recycled materials. It is based on a renewable resource that aids in the expansion of our planet’s lung capacity. Paper may be our most pervasive substrate, but it is not the only material used in printing and publishing applications. In packaging and in the sign ...

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