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Issue: Verdigris environmental initiative


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Laurel Brunner's Blog 2017
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Kodak & Corporate Responsibility
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 11 Dec
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Sustainability Initiatives
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 04 Dec
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All About the Data
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 27 Nov
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Recycling Paper Getting Complicated
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 20 Nov
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New Standard supporting print's enviro impact
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 13 Nov
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Mighty Print
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 06 Nov
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Sustainable Business Models
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner- Mon 30 Oct
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Why ISO 14001 Matters
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 23 Oct
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Eco-nomy
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 16 Oct
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LED Fever
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 09 Sep
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Sustainability reporting on the rise
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 02 Oct
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UL Greenguard Certification is Important
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 25 Sep
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Print kiosks coming into their own
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 18 Sep
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Environmentally Friendly Digital Cutting
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 11 Sep
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Reducing Ink Waste to Almost Nothing
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 04 Sep
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Not So Fantastic Plastic
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 28 Aug
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Closing the circle
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 21 Aug
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Going for 100% Renewable Energy
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Tue 15 Aug
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Calculating cost per printed page
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 07 Aug
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Beware False Prophets
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 31 Jul
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Retail Sector Setting the Scene
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 24 Jul
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Pushing Ahead with Deinking
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 17 Jul
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Partnering for the Environment
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 10 Jul
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Green Marks and Ecolabels
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sun 02 Jul
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Digital Media vs Printed Matter
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Tue 27 Jun
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Dignity in Rags
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Tue 20 Jun
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Energy Calculations for Digital Presses
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 12 Jun
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Waste and guilt
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner - Wed 07 Jun
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Printing Plates Progress
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner - Fri 19 May
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Fespa & Green
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Wed 17 May
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Eco Labels
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 12 May
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Ignorance and Bamboo
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 05 May
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What happens to dead IT?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 28 Apr
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250th Verdigris blog!
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 21 April
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A Long Green View
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 07 Apr
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The Snap, Crackle and Pop of Flexible Packaging
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 31 Mar
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Case Getting Louder for ISO 21331
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 24 Mar
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Digital Printing for Packaging
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 17 Mar
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Thai Forest Certification Scheme
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 03 Mar
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Next generation labeling
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 24 Feb
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PaperLab Arrives!
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sat 18 Feb
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Prizes for best behaviour
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 10 Feb
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Good enough to eat?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 03 Feb
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Trumping the Paris Agreement
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 Jan
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Packaging Technology Cuts Emissions
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 13 Jan
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Giant Strides for Smaller Footprints
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 06 Jan 2017
Laurel Brunner's Blog 2016
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Green Prizes for All
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 23 Dec
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Lean & Green Leaders
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 19 Dec
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Print for Good for Print’s Future
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 09 Dec
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ISO 16759 for Textiles
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 05 Dec
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Environmental Product Declarations
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 25 Nov
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Epson and Oeko-Tex Certification
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 Nov
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Reinventing Paper
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 Nov
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Making a Difference with Renewable Energy
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 07 Nov
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Rwanda and the Montreal Protocol
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 21 Oct
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An Environmental Declaration for Print
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 14 Oct
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Newspapers and Change
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 07 Oct
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Data Basis
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 23 Sep
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Plastic Dreams
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 16 Sep
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Standards for Sustainability
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 26 Aug
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Sustainability Reporting
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 19 Aug
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The Shock of the New
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 15 Aug
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The Meaning of Life
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 05 Aug
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Green fashion
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner - Fri 15 July
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Waterwash flexo plates
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 01 July
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Environmental policies
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 24 Jun
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Preparing for drupa 2020
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 17 Jun
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Paperlab Update
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 10 Jun
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Energising
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sun 05 Jun
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Getting Eggy
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 27 May
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Climate scientists and carbon accountants
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 May
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Paper Chains
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 13 May
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Sustainable by Design
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 06 May
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Another Green World
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 29 Apr
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Do We Need More than ISO 14001?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 Apr
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Sustainability at drupa
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 Apr
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Colour Me Rainbow
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 11 Apr
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Gathering Carbon Footprint Data
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 01 Apr
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Partners in Sustainability
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 Mar
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Digital Press Energy Usage Standard
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 Mar
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Curious Sustainability Messaging
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 04 Mar
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Pushing Forward for Print’s Circular Economy
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 26 Feb
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Recycling Paper Cups
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 19 Feb
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Stepping Back to Step Forward
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 12 Feb
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Environmental Laws
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 08 Feb
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Doing It
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 01 Feb
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Spotters Guide to Greenwashing
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 Jan
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Sounding Out Instruments for Growth
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 Jan
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Carbon Balanced Paper
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 08 Jan
Laurel Brunner's Blog 2015
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No Cop Out
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 December
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Mark to Market
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 Dec
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December in Paris
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 04 December
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Top of the Leader Board
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 27 November
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Stretching the Boundaries
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 November
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Chemical Reactions
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 13 November
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Fresh Air Thinking
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 06 November
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Recycling Digital Prints
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 30 October
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Environmental Awards for Printers
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 23 October
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ISO 14001-2015 is Go!
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 16 October
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Comparing Corporate Social Responsibilities
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 09 October
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Ricoh On Top
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 02 October
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Wheys & Means
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 25 September
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LED Curing Takes Another Step Forward
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 September
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Prioritising Environmental Thinking
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 September
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Japan’s Federation of Printing Industries Leading the Way
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 04 September
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The Drinkable Book
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 28 August
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The Recyclability of Everything
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sat 22 August
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Noodles in the News
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 14 August
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More Reasons to be Cheerful About Print’s Carbon Footprint
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 07 August
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Environmental Labels for Printers and Publishers
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 31 July
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Prince Charles and Abating Climate Change
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 24 July
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Going Round in Circles
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 17 July
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Is Interest in Carbon Footprinting Stalled?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 10 July
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Water Water Everywhere
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 03 July
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Invisible Print is a Source of Environmental Impact Reduction
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 26 June
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Building Margins
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 19 June
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Green Climate Fund Moving Forward
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 12 June
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Ecolabeling Schemes for Print
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 05 June
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Wheels of ISO Grindingly Slow
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 29 May
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Planning, Doing, Checking and Acting on Sustainability
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 May
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Printing Out the Internet (yes, really)
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 May
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Measuring Our Industry’s CO2 Emissions
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 08 May
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LEDs the Cool Curing Alternative
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 01 May
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What’s the Point of Earth Day?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 24 April
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Standardising Energy Consumption of Digital Printing Devices
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Friday 17 Apr
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Carbon Footprints a Lighter Tread
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 10 Apr
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Environmental Product Declarations & Print Media
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 03 Apr
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Not Quite Hobson’s Choice
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 27 Mar
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Taking the P**s
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 Mar
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Mercury Rising
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner - Fri 13 Mar
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All Wrapped Up
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 06 Mar
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Carlsberg Reaching More of Those Parts
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 27 Feb
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Has Asia Pulp & Paper Turned a Page?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 Feb
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Processless Plates On the Up
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 13 Feb
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SGP Spreading the Sustainability Word
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 06 Feb
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Deinking Advances
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 30 Jan
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Boxing Clever
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 23 Jan
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Fespa’s Planet Friendly Guide Gets Even Friendlier
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 16 Jan
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Danish Sanity Redux
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 09 Jan
Laurel Brunner's Blog 2014
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A French Connection
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 19 Dec
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Show Me the $92 Trillion!
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 12 Dec
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Danes Pressing (or not) Ahead
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 05 Dec
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The Green Climate Fund
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 28 Nov
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Taxing Times
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 24 Nov
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What do Downton Abbey and the Cloud have in common?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner - Fri 14 Nov
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Modo Fac (Just Do It!)
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 7 Nov
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Prog Rocks!
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 31 Oct
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Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Electronic Media
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 24 Oct
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Something Rotten in the Compost Bin
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 17 Oct
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Processless plates savings
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 10 Oct
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Sustainable Green Printing Struts its Stuff
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner- Fri 03 October
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Product Environmental Footprint from the European Commission
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 26 Sep
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Supply Chain Management Made Easy
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 19 Sep
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Books on the Rise
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 12 Sep
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The UN’s Corporate Sustainability Report 2013
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Sat 6 Sep
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Slowly Garrotted with Red Tape
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 29 Aug
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Is Packaging Recycling as Environmentally Friendly as it Looks?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 Aug
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The Future is with the Young
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 Aug
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Tracking Those Carbon Footprints
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 8 Aug
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Fresh Thinking
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 01 Aug
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Making a Difference is Harder than it Looks
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 25 July
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Building Data Trails
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 July
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ClickTime
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 04 July
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Managing Waste and Recycling
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 27 June
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Little by Little, Bit by Bit
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 June
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Nano Nano
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 13 June
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Brussels Calling
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 06 June
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Digital Printers & Energy Efficiency
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 30 May
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The Politics of Green
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 23 May
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Environmental Performance Index
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 16 May
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Game of Rules
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 12 May
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APP Walking the Walk
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 02 May
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Getting Energy Levels Down
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 25 April
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More than a Lottery Win
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner - Thu 17 April
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100th Blog & Counting
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 April
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Standards & the Market
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 4 April
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Alphabet Soup for Print’s Environmental Impact
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 28 March
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Brought to Book
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 21 March
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Environmentally Friendly Substrates
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 14 March
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PET Peeves Revisited
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 7 March
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April Blooms
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 28 February
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PET Peeves
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 21 February
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Pulp Fiction
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 14 February
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Gadgets for Geeks & Printers
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 10 February
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Deinking Simmering Along
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 31 January
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Awards Idea Looking for a Home
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner- Mon 27 January
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Customers Starting to Care
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 17 January
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2014 Wish List
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 10 January
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FESPA Sustainability Awards
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 03 January
Two Sides corner 2014
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St Ives Group to support Two Sides
St Ives Group strengthens commitment to sustainable print production with Two Sides agreement in the UK…
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Two Sides campaign now moves to Brazil
Dedicated to promote the sustainability of print and paper, 42 associations unite to support the Two Sides initiative in Brazil…
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Print Power to be published in eleven languages
New European-wide magazine, published twice-yearly, to promote print media in a multi-channel world…
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Munksjö Paper has become a member of Two Sides
Munksjö also becomes a supporter of the Two Sides campaigns to promote the sustainability and effectiveness of paper…
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Quick Fact Sheets from Two Sides UK to download as PDFs
Two Sides UK Quick Fact Sheets set the record straight, separating verifiable facts from opinions and misleading information…
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A new Report available to download from Two Sides
Life Cycle Assessments are often used to support environmental arguments. But there are dangers, warns a new report from Two Sides…
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Two Sides UK begins 2014 with first-rate feedback
Recent Two Sides Membership Survey, reveals positive feedback and support for the organisation's campaign activities…
Laurel Brunner's Blog 2013 (more below)
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Paper Tigers Hear them Roar
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 December
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A Thing of Beauty is an Ancient Book
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 13 December
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Stepping Up to the Plate
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 06 December
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Deinking
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 29 November
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Astonishing Uptake of ISO 16759
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 22 November
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Print Saves Trees Campaign
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 15 November
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About Time
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 8 November
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Environmental PR Fail?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 1 November
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Chemical Attractions
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 25 October
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A Quick (Very Quick) Guide to Environmental Management
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 18 October
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Preaching Print’s Sustainability
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 11 October
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The Trouble with Labels
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 04 October
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Trees for Digital Sign & Displays?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Friday 27 September
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It Goes Deeper than the Label
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Fri 20 September
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Take it to the Max
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 16 September
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WWF’s Living Forests Project
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 9 September
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Ricoh First Company to Attain ISO 16759 Accreditation
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 02 September
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Clean Up That Mess!
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 26 August
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Taking the IT
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 19 August
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Green Shoots or Are You in the Weeds?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 12 August
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Sustainability Policies Reaching Far and Wide
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 05 August
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How Colour & Workflow Management Help Build Sustainable Businesses
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 29 July
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De-inking Innovations
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 22 July
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ISO Publishes ISO 16759 (Quantifying and calculating carbon footprint)
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 15 July
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Getting Uglier in Indonesia
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 8 July
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Be Green to Be Seen
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 1 July
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Green the New Gold
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 24 June
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The Economics of Green
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 17 June
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Going Green in Guandong
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 10 June
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Newspaper Plant Efficiency
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – Mon 3 June
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Get Your Factories in Shape
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 28 May
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ISO 16759 Approved!
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 20 May
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European Sustainability Simmering for All
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 13 May
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Tougher Than It Looks
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 6 May
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Taking Another Step Forward with ISO 50001
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 29 April
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Photosynthesis & Bio Batteries
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 22 April
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A New Green Print Certification
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 16 April
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ISO 16759 Racing Into the Final Furlong
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 9 April
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Slow & Steady Making Progress
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 1 April
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eBay Questions the Effectiveness of Digital Advertising
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 25 March
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Print to Store
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 18 March
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A Supply Chain Problem Taxing Our Brains
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 11 March
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Regulation Stepping Up
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 4 March
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The Mobile Opportunity for Print
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 25 February
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Print on Demand an Expanding Model That’s Good for Green
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 18 February
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APP to Halt Clearing of Indonesian Tropical Forests (Again)
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 11 February
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Still a Steep Hill to Climb
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 4 February
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The Eco-nomics of Print
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 28 January
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Getting the Go Google-less Message
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 21 January
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The Idiocy of the Paperless 2013 Campaign
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 14 January
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The European Union’s Eco-Label
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 07 January
Verdigris articles 2013 (more below)
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Verdigris gains support from Shimizu Printing
Verdigris welcomes Shimizu Printing Inc. Japan as the latest supporter of the environmental initiative…
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The Verdigris Project announces publication of ISO 16759
New ISO standard that describes the framework for quantifying and communicating the carbon footprint of print…
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The Beast that is the European Union’s Eco-Label
Fortunately for printers and print media buyers Intergraf, the international industry association of print associations, has been much involved in the development of the EU EcoLabel. By Laurel Brunner
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Food for thought
Recycling the daily newspaper has, happily, become second nature for most people, as putting rinsed milk bottles out for the milkman was a regular evening task of yesteryear. By Morwenna Kearns
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Less Google better than ‘Go Paperless’
Google's campaign is nothing more than a clumsy attempt to market its services and conveniently ignores the environmental impact of its own activities. By Knud Wassermann
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Urgent Plea to the Print & Paper Industries to Go Google-less!
Verdigris, the environmental awareness initiative is asking the printing and paper industries and their customers to Go Google-less…
Two Sides corner (scroll down)
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Two Sides to launch in South Africa
In co-operation with Printing SA, the Two Sides campaign will soon be launching in South Africa…
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Plastic or Paper banknotes? What does the British public think?
Two Sides commissioned a survey of 1000 UK consumers following The Bank of England's proposal to replace paper bank notes with polymer…
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Two Sides responds to ‘Policy Exchange’ Report
Two Sides contests a new report which claims that the UK Government could save £70 billion by going paperless…
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Paper bills and statements; A real necessity in a digital world
Two Sides launches survey into how consumers are reacting to ever increasing pressure to abandon paper bills and ‘go digital’…
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Two Sides challenges serious EEPN misinformation
Two Sides challenges incorrect ‘facts’ and exaggerated claims being made by the European Environmental Paper Network (EEPN)…
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Two Sides targets U.S. consumers with new Ad campaign
No Wonder You Love Paper adverts promote the attractiveness and sustainability of magazines and newspapers…
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Royal Mail announces support for Two Sides campaigns
Royal Mail is joining the Two Sides and Print Power campaigns to help dispel common environmental misconceptions…
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US Senate to reconsider elimination of paper based communication
A resolution has been placed before the US Senate seeks to reverse recent federal initiatives to eliminate paper-based information…
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Two Sides responds to Google and 'Go Paperless in 2013'
Two Sides sends an open letter to Mr Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Google in response to the newly announced 'Go Paperless in 2013' campaign…
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Two Sides and Print Power Autumn Seminar success
The Two Sides and Print Power Autumn Seminar examined the effectiveness and sustainability of Print Media…
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Ricoh Europe joins Two Sides and Print Power
Two Sides has announced that Ricoh Europe PLC is the latest organisation to join Two Sides and Print Power…
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Canon supports Two Sides and Print Power
Canon has become a member of the UK Two Sides organisation and supporter of the Two Sides and Print Power campaigns…
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Print Power and Two Sides UK Autumn Seminar 2012
Two Sides reveals the speaker lineup for its 2012 Autumn Seminar: Now a firm fixture in the UK print and paper calendar…
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‘No Wonder You Love Paper’ from Two Sides
Two Sides and UK newspaper and magazine publishers promote the attractiveness and sustainability of print media…
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Toshiba scraps its Greenwash campaign in the USA
Toshiba's Greenwash marketing climb down for its ill-conceived ‘National No Print Day’ signals good news for print…
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Two Sides challenges Toshiba's 'No Print Day' as Greenwash
Mega Greenwash as Toshiba America Business Solutions declares 23 October 2012 as ‘National No-Print Day’ in the United States…
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Two Sides and Print Power survey on print advertising
Two Sides, Print Power and VTT of Finland invite you take the opportunity to contribute to this important survey…
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Heidelberg UK signs up to Two Sides
Heidelberg UK has joined the Two Sides campaign to counter the negative messages about print from the ill-informed and misguided…
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GI Direct joins Two Sides
Leader in sustainable business practice joins Two Sides campaign…
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TNT Post UK joins Two Sides
Leading postal operator TNT Post UK has joined the Two Sides campaign to dispel common environmental misconceptions…
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Two Sides announces new Mail Sector Group
Royal Mail, TNT, Pitney Bowes, Kodak, DMA, SMP, Encore, representing FEPE, join Two Sides to focus on Mail's sustainability…
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Heritage Envelopes joins Two Sides Campaign
Heritage sees joining of Two Sides as a continuation of its commitment to promoting paper as a sustainable product…
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Two Sides reports anti-Greenwash success
27 major UK Corporates amend their e-billing messages…
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Don’t be fooled by WWF’s misleading new PDF format
The recent announcement misleads users regarding the true facts about sustainable forestry and print, which is set out in this open letter from Two Sides director Martyn Eustace…
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Major UK Corporates flout ASA advertising regulations
Research carried out for Two Sides reveals 43% of major Banks, 70% of Telecoms and 30% of Utilities risk Greenwash sanctions…
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Domtar joins the Two Sides Campaign
Two Sides, the initiative to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper adds another influential global leader…
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Two Sides nearing 300 members
Industry representative bodies, Picon and BCF, join the campaign and help spread awareness through their own members…
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New 'Myths and Facts' brochure now available
Easy online personalisation makes it an ideal sales tool for promoting a responsible approach to the environment…
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Two Sides combats Greenwash from major corporates
Anti-print marketing messages are withdrawn by leading utility supplier and major telecoms organisation…
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Two Sides: Third direct mail approach this month
The UK initiative to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper, continues to promote print media's sustainability…
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Two Sides takes on 'Greenwash'
'paper-free is better for the environment' claims to be challenged…
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Benefits of membership to be broadcast by BPIF
Two Sides and BPIF launch initiative to recruit new printer membership for the growing sustainability of print and paper campaign…
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Two Sides continues to grow and welcomes new members
Printers pledge support for campaign to raise awareness of the sustainability of print and paper as 'Renewable, Recyclable and Powerful'…
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Have you entered the Two Sides Competition?
Five lucky winners of the new Two Sides competition will see sustainable forestry and papermaking in action…
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Two Sides' continues campaign to raise awareness
Two Sides second direct mail campaign drives home message that print and paper is a natural and sustainable medium…
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Two Sides launches awareness campaign across the UK
Two Sides launches awareness campaign to promote print and paper's great environmental story and power to communicate…
Laurel Brunner's Verdigris blog 2012
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Investing for 2013 and Beyond
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 28 December
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Green is the New Black
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 24 December
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What Happened in Doha?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 17 December
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The IT Game & Counting its Cost
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 10 December
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The EU Wading into Footprinting
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 3 December
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Print’s Value Ads
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 26 November
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Slouching Towards Geneva
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 19 November
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A Matter of Policy
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 12 November
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Tiny Steps Turn into Strides
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 5 November
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The European Union’s Ecolabel
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 31 October
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Seven Cardinal Innovations for a Sustainable Planet
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 22 October
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Deinking Drama
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 15 October
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Deinking Myths & Magic
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 8 October
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Benny & the Jets?
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 1 October
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The CEPI Plan for 2050
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 24 September
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EcoPrint Counting Down
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 17 September
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Sustainability Becoming a Way of Life
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 10 September
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Print Out Your E-mails!
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 04 September
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Recycle At Your Cost
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 27 August
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Carbon Footprinting Walking Wide and Loose
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 21 August
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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner – 13 August
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Performance Enhancing
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 06 August
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Asian Pulp & Paper versus the World Wildlife Fund
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 30 July
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Inspiring Print is Everywhere
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 23 July
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Eco Labels Not the Point
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 18 July
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National No Print Day a No Go
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 02 July
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Sustainability Matters at EcoPrint
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner... - 18 June
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Answering Customer Calls for Environmental Accountability
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner... - 28 May
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Heavy Metal Carbon Calculators
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 21 May
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Environmental Leadership in the Printing Industry
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 14 May
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HP Indigo
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 07 May
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Standard Practise & ISO 16759
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 30 April
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VITO
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 23 April
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Welcome
The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner… - 16 April
Verdigris articles 2012 (more lower down)
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By the Numbers
It has taken a long time, but we are finally beginning to see progress in carbon footprint calculations. By Laurel Brunner
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Being green
We talked to three printers that have put their environmental policy at the heart of their business. By Nessan Cleary
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Misconceptions and Myths of Green - Part 1
The first of a two part Verdigris article examining some of the myths and misconceptions preventing printing companies from adopting a more aggressive environmental strategy for their businesses. By Laurel Brunner
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Misconceptions and Myths of Green – Part 2
This is the second part of Verdigris’ look at some of the misconceptions and myths of going green. By Laurel Brunner
Manufacturers' initiatives 2012 (more below)
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Heidelberg now provides carbon offsetting for postpress
Heidelberg now offers a carbon neutralised option for its range of postpress equipment for commercial printing…
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Heidelberger joins VDMA Blue Competence initiative
Heidelberg underscores the strategic importance of environmental protection and sustainability…
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Verdigris welcomes Heidelberg to growing supporter base
The Verdigris Project’s distinctive approach to investigating and communicating the environmental impact of print media wins Heidelberg’s support…
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Heidelberg opens Wiesloch-Walldorf cogeneration plant
Baden-Württemberg's Environment Minister Franz Untersteller and Heidelberg CEO Gerold Linzbach officially start up the new cogeneration plant…
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UPM ranked in shared first place in CDP index
UPM ranked in the Nordic climate change disclosure index with top scores for the fourth consecutive year…
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Concern for the environment drives ecology efforts
Vancouver-based Horseshoe Press honoured as 200th member of Agfa Graphics' GreenWorks environmental recognition programme…
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Ricoh wins two Oracle Excellence Awards
Ricoh Europe has won the Eco-Enterprise Innovation Award and the 2012 Chief Sustainability Officer Award…
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Heidelberg set to silence ‘green myth-makers’
Alpha Colour gets set to be the UK pioneer with energy efficiency meter on its new carbon neutral Speedmaster XL 74-4+L…
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Heidelberg’s new Sustainability Report for 2011/12
Heidelberg publishes Sustainability Report for 2011/12 Financial Year: Leadership role in industry once again underscored…
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UPM Carbon emissions reduced by 90 per cent
20 years after Rio - UPM paper delivers more with less…
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Sappi is Education Partner for EcoPrint 2012
Sappi Fine Paper Europe confirms its support for EcoPrint 2012, the print industry’s new event focusing on sustainability…
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Ricoh wins ‘Project of the Year’ in Green IT Awards
'Best Cloud / Virtualisation Project of the Year' awarded to the Ricoh and Infosys design and implementation team…
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Entries invited for third Heidelberg ECO Printing Award
Internationally recognised environmental award for print shops with two categories: Sustainable companies and Forward-looking solutions…
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White Paper: the Environmental Impact of Print (to download)
Agfa Graphics wishes to draw attention to a White Paper ‘Environmental Impact of Print: Analysing an Industry’ that was published recently…
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Ricoh Europe to launch Carbon Balanced Printing Programme
Ricoh Europe aims to help print service providers to be more sustainable with new Carbon Balanced Printing Programme…
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Heidelberg underlines pioneering role in green printing
Heidelberg will be showcasing its raft of new solutions for green printing at drupa 2012, and will be the first manufacturer to supply Speedmaster SX 52 Anicolor presses on a carbon-neutral basis as standard.…
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UPM to invest in world's first biorefinery producing biofuels
UPM is to build the world’s first biorefinery producing wood-based advanced second generation biodiesel for transport…
Printers' in support of the environment 2012
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Healeys buys UK's first carbon balanced Speedmaster XL 75
Pioneering printer embraces green press opportunity: UK's first carbon balanced Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 goes to Healeys in Ipswich…
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Alpha Colour buys carbon neutralised Speedmaster at drupa
Carbon-conscious Alpha Colour in Gloucester, UK, neutralises its press and will be metering its electricity usage…
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Platinum reaps Fujifilm benefits across the board
More automation and a greener practice with help from Fujifilm, plus a saving of 2000 litres of chemistry a year with processless plates…
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Fujifilm meets Witherbys' quality and environmental standards
Witherbys Lithoflow in North London, established in 1740, utilises Fujifilm's 'lo-chem' technology to set a precedent in green print…
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Severnprint leads with Fujifilm processless plates
Fujifilm's Brillia HD PRO-T3 plate reduces water usage by 70% without chemistry, at Severnprint in Gloucester, UK…
Verdigris articles 2011 (more lower down)
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Paperback Writers
HP has recently published the results of its Life Cycle Assessment of different paperback book printing options. By Laurel Brunner
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Sustainable standard
It can be hard for individual printers to develop a measurable environmental policy but the forthcoming ISO 16759 should address this. By Laurel Brunner
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Carbon Conundrums
PrintCity, the nebulous alliance of industry suppliers offering advice to the industry, has published another of its cross industry special reports. By Laurel Brunner
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Pulp fiction
The ability to de-ink and recycle paper makes it a very environmentally friendly solution, but will the increasing use of inkjet printers threaten this? By Nessan Cleary
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Right of bills
Should a state intervene to decide the format of the invoices that companies issue to their customers? By Laurel Brunner
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Deal or No Deal?
We recently participated in a climate change event sponsored by HRH the Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change. …we were shocked that not a single printer or publisher was present amongst 200 business leaders. By Laurel Brunner
Environmental resources for printers
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Verdigris Environmental Awareness survey - in eight languages
Verdigris Environmental Awareness survey will provide real life data for real life business strategies…
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Greenprinter – the environmental Website for printers
Greenprinter in the UK, is a free online environmental resource for printers, edited by independent environmental consultant Clare Taylor…
Manufacturers' initiatives 2011 (more below)
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Fujifilm Tilburg celebrates new plate production line
Fujifilm announces the opening of its third ‘green’ state-of-the-art plate production line at Tilburg, The Netherlands…
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Fujifilm Europe wind turbines now fully operational
Fujifilm has announced completion of wind turbine power generation project at its Tilburg plate manufacturing site in The Netherlands…
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UPM awarded FSC certificate for its forests in Finland
UPM is the first Finnish company to be awarded a certificate for complying with the new FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) standard…
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Soil Association Certification for Fujifilm
Fujifilm inks first to be approved by Soil Association Certification to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)…
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Heidelberg's second Environmental Dialog
The second Heidelberg Environmental Dialog took place recently at the Print Media Academy in Heidelberg: Sustainability has arrived at print shops…
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Heidelberg's Sustainability Report for 2010/2011
The Sustainability Report for the 2010/11 financial year focuses primarily on reducing emissions in the printing process…
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The second Heidelberg ECO Printing Awards:
Winners of the second Heidelberg ECO Printing Awards impress with their commitment to environmental protection…
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EFI joins the Verdigris Project
EFI, the specialist in end-to-end digital print products, solutions and workflows, is supporting the Verdigris environmental initiative as an associate member…
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Reel Paper takes steps to help cut carbon emissions
'Reel Paper' has taken delivery of three new 26 tonne vehicles in Tear Drop format leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions of about 10 per cent…
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Verdigris welcomes Pragati as new Associate Member
Verdigris, the environmental initiative from Digital Dots, the graphic arts research group, welcomes Pragati…
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Carbon Footprint & Energy Reduction Special Report
The PrintCity Alliance’s Cross Industry Special Report, previewed last month, can now be downloaded here as a PDF…
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Carbon Footprint & Energy Reduction: Project briefing
Catch a sneak preview of the PrintCity Alliance’s Cross Industry Special Report in this 4-page ‘Project Briefing’, to download as a PDF…
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UPM applies for FSC certification of own forests in Finland
At the same time has UPM also extended its forest service portfolio to cover FSC-certification to Finnish forest owners…
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Heidelberg extends environmental commitment
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG takes active role in dialogue on climate protection between politicians and business leaders, where environmental protection demands an integrated approach…
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Heidelberg ECO Printing Award 2010 - 2011
Prize fund of EUR 50,000 set aside for international environmental award for print shops in two separate categories: Closing Date 28 February…
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UPM aids protection of biodiversity in Finland
Agreement reached between the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and UPM on protecting forests in Kainuu, Finland…
Printers' in support of the environment 2011
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Druckstudio world first with Saphira Eco product line
Most environmentally friendly consumables: Druckstudio becomes the first printer in the world to adopt the Heidelberg Saphira Eco product line…
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Climate Neutral Anicolor press for Ahlfeldt
Ahlfeldt & Company print shop in Wiesbaden takes delivery of Germany's first climate-neutral Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor press from Heidelberg…
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Presstek helps Anglia Print achieve carbon neutral status
East Anglian company cites Presstek 34DI press as an essential element of its sustainability strategy with carbon neutral status…
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Cartondruck offers climate neutral folding boxes worldwide
The world’s first folding box manufacturer to offer its customers climate neutral production at all of its locations, in Germany, the USA and Poland…
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UK company wins international green card brief
Plastic Card Services has developed one of Europe's first plastic loyalty card schemes with both green materials and processes using a KBA Genius 52-UV waterless press…
Printers' moves in support of the environment
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Axis Printing's new beginnings
Building an offset and digital business with Fujifilm where environmental responsibility forms a big part of the company’s ethos…
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Mehgro Werbung: environment-friendly printing in 3B format
At the end of September, Mehgro celebrated the opening of its new production hall, where power, water, heat, and cooling requirements are all integrated in a comprehensive, resource-conserving energy concept…
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Curtis Packaging honoured by Agfa's GreenWorks programme
Proves going green is good for business: Increase in new business, cost reductions and helping the environment among benefits of using eco-friendly printing methods…
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Wetterauer Druckerei’s environmental first for Germany
Print shop in Friedberg in the Wetterau region takes Germany's first climate-neutral press from Heidelberg…
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Irwin Hodson’s special soya-based VOC-free coating
The company's new VOC-free sample book illustrates environmentally-friendly, higher gloss, and less costly coating on its KBA Rapida 105…
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Fujifilm's low-chemistry plate: Huge savings for Limetree
Brillia HD PRO-V: Significantly reduced environmental impact with a 99 per cent saving in water usage and 90 per cent less chemistry used…
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HB Benson Box likes XL 105’s green, lean and quality credentials
Lean manufacturing is key to operating in today's tight markets and using this strategy to good effect is the UK’s Benson Group…
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Intelligent energy saving that protects the environment
Eukerdruck has installed Heidelberg's 30th CombiStar Pro energy-saving combination unit, enabling electricity consumption to be cut by up to 50 per cent a year...
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Kodak's technology supports Gam Edit's sustainability
Kodak and Gam Edit help to ensure an environmentally conscious printing quality for the Curno-based, Italian company…
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Anicolor technology from Heidelberg helping the environment
ABC Print Group in Hereford, England, saves over 1.5 million waste sheets or 32 tons of paper a year, and cuts its environmental impact by 40 tons of CO2…
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Taylor reaps rewards of going green with Agfa
Agfa Graphics’ ThermoFuse CTP technology facilitates 75 per cent decrease in waste and water usage…
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Wernham chooses Screen to be green
Environmental accreditation, cost reduction and a 30 per cent increase in platemaking productivity are among the benefits…
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UD Print offsets CO2 emissions in press manufacture
UD Print AG produces with world's first certified carbon-neutral Speedmaster XL 105 from Heidelberg…
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Going Green with Carbon Neutral Media Production
Stieber Druck in Lauda-Königshofen: Value added with environmental accreditation and KBA Rapidas…
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Druckhaus Dresden - ahead of the curve
Eco-friendly energy conservation at Druckhaus Dresden as it moves towards protecting the environment...
Verdigris articles 2008 - 2010 (more below)
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Work to be Done
At the beginning of the year as part of the Verdigris project, we published an online survey. By Laurel Brunner
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Lifetime analysis
Printers are feeling the pressure from customers to reduce the carbon footprint of their own production, but how can they account for the environmental impact in manufacturing their printing presses? By Gareth Ward
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Staying dry
Although waterless printing has been around for a while, it's mostly seen as a niche technology, but with greater awareness of environmental issues, more printers are now looking at it. By Nessan Cleary
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Making a good impression
Is conventional offset more environmentally friendly than digital printing? Or is it the other way around? By Laurel Brunner (revised copy version posted on 25 November 2010)
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Hug a tree
One of the biggest ways in which printers and publishers can make a difference to the environment is through the paper they use. By Nessan Cleary
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Paper Tigers hear them Roar
Can it really be true, as so many tree huggers believe, that pulp and paper production are major contributors to global warming? By Laurel Brunner
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Colour Me Carbon
What’s the hottest topic in print these days? Judging by the spate of recent announcements, it’s carbon calculators. By Laurel Brunner
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Green Grøset Trykk
Fortunately a growing number of printing companies around the world are using their brains and have recognised that green habits are good for business as well as the planet. By Laurel Brunner
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Pulp facts
Paper is arguably one of the most useful commodities every invented, one that most of us make use of every day, and yet few people know exactly how paper is manufactured. By Clare Taylor
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The Ultimate Plate
We’ve seen processless plates, and plates with low chemistry requirements, but what about a CTP plate with no coating or chemistry whatsoever? By Laurel Brunner
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In the wash
De-inking used paper is a major step towards making recycled paper, but can established de-inking processes keep up with advances in printing technology? By Nessan Cleary
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Computer-to-Plate goes green
Environmental considerations have never played such an important role in CTP. Tony King takes a look at the latest products and asks which is the greenest of them all?
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The GHG Protocol
This tenth article in the Verdigris series addresses the Greenhouse Gas (or GHG) Protocol - what it is and what it means to the printing industry. By Clare Taylor
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Implementing a Carbon Strategy
With money getting tighter, now is a good time to look at ways to cut costs. Fortunately for the planet, going green is a great way to do this, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. By Laurel Brunner
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Let’s Get Wasted
Carbon strategies can come in many shapes and sizes, reflecting different approaches to the challenge of better protecting the environment. By Laurel Brunner
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Closing the recycling loop
This seventh article in the series examines a number of myths about recycling that are frequently mistaken for facts, particularly when it comes to paper. By Clare Taylor
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Steps on the Carbon Ladder
Eco-warriors just love the printing industry: all those dead trees, all those stinking solvents. And because of the high volumes and the fleeting value of their content, newspapers are an especially popular target. By Laurel Brunner
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Verdigris Website to promote positive side of print
Verdigris is encouraging those in the printing industry who want to know more about green issues to take advantage of its library of articles, news and reference links…
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The last resort
The fifth article in this series addresses Carbon offsetting: a major tool in the fight against man-made climate change, yet it is much maligned with some people calling it a permit to pollute. By Nessan Cleary
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Sustainability in the print industry
The fourth article in this series examines the recently published PrintCity report on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment, which is available free from the PrintCity Website. By Laurel Brunner
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Sale and return
The third article in this new series. It’s relatively easy to recycle paper, but what can be done about more complex hard wearing materials such as those commonly used for outdoor signs? By Nessan Cleary
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The Verdigris environmental initiative
Verdigris research initiative designed to understand and evaluate the true environmental impact of print…
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Welcome to Verdigris!
This is the first of a regular series of articles looking at all things green for printers. By Laurel Brunner
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Environmentally Aware - Elanders Malmö, Sweden
This article is the second in the Verdigris series of articles about understanding the environmental impact of print. By Paul Lindström
Manufacturers' initiatives 2010 (more below)
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Cancun Communiqué signed by PrintCity Alliance
The PrintCity Alliance has signed the Cancun Communiqué on Climate Change, following its support for the Copenhagen Communiqué in 2009…
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UPM achieves Green Good Design Award
UPM has received a renowned Green Good Design Award for its innovative and environmentally friendly UPM ProFi composite material...
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How to avoid CO2, other emissions, and process waste
New brochure ‘Solutions for environmentally friendly printing processes’ published by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen…
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Heidelberg’s Sustainability Report for financial year 2009/2010
Cutting the CO2 footprint – Heidelberg highlights opportunities for manufacturers and customers in its latest Sustainability Report…
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Heidelberg invites entries for second ECO Printing Award
Heidelberg underlines its role as a champion of environmental protection in the printing industry with prize fund of EUR 50,000…
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Climate neutral printing with KBA
New service provided by the printing machinery manufacturer, working in collaboration with ClimatePartner…
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98 per cent of companies are guilty of greenwashing
If you’ve been following the news, you’ll see a lot of stories about one of the most unfortunate marketing trends of our times: greenwashing. By Patty Calkins
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Xeikon now supports the Verdigris project as associate member
Verdigris, the environmental initiative from Digital Dots, has announced that Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, is supporting the project as an associate member…
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Stralfors joins Verdigris as associate member
Verdigris, the environmental initiative from Digital Dots, has announced that Swedish information logistics specialist Stralfors has joined as an associate member…
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UPM publishes new Corporate Responsibility principles
UPM's Corporate Responsibility principles highlight lifecycle approach which can be downloaded here in PDF format…
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Successful PrintCity enviro workshop in Munich
Graphic Industry Supply Chain Workshop on the subject Carbon Footprint & Energy Efficiency held in Munich…
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UPM to invest GBP 17 million in materials recovery in North Wales
Investment supports UPM's development as The Biofore Company, the frontrunner in creating value from renewable and recyclable materials with sustainable solutions…
Manufacturers' initiatives to 2009 (Scroll down)
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Sun Chemical issues first report on sustainability
This first-of-its-kind report evaluates data collected since 2005 from approximately 170 Sun Chemical sites in over 25 countries…
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Copenhagen Communiqué signed by PrintCity Alliance
The Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change calls for an ambitious, robust and equitable global deal that responds credibly with urgency…
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Heidelberg champions environmental protection
Heidelberg is fully supportive of environmental protection and is one of the companies that have signed the Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change…
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Sappi awarded fifth place in Carbon Disclosure Project 2009
Sappi's efforts to measure, monitor, manage and mitigate its carbon emissions recognised by fifth place in the Carbon Disclosure Project 2009 Leadership Index…
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Sappi signs the Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change
As a renewable resource company Sappi has welcomed the opportunity to become involved in a global solution focused on making the transition to a low-carbon economy…
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PrintCity announces new Green initiative at IFRA Expo
The PrintCity Alliance announces a new initiative to research Carbon Footprint & Energy Efficiency for release in 2010…
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Two environmental awards to UPM Chapelle Darblay
River transportation system on the Seine in France implemented by UPM Chapelle Darblay has won two environmental awards…
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Antalis produces environmental guide for Pulp & Paper Production
Antalis United Kingdom has produced a 100 page brochure entitled ‘Environmental Guide for Pulp & Paper Production’ which is available here to order or to download…
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Lessening Environmental Impact with Digital Print
HP advances initiatives and solutions supporting sustainability in print communications and becomes the first-ever platinum sponsor of the graphic arts industry’s Sustainable Green Printing Partnership…
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Océ joins Verdigris initiative as a 'Founder' supporter
Océ has joined as a 'Founder' supporter of Verdigris, the not-for-profit print environmental research initiative…
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Environmental Protection: Heidelberg presses exhibit low energy consumption
Tests show that the Speedmaster XL 105 with coating unit and dryers consumes between 10 and 20 per cent less energy than comparable systems…
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Ten steps to a greener print shop
The green movement is not a fad and the issue of the environment and keeping in step with environmental concerns is critical to doing business. By Paul Haglich, Bytes Document Solutions
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UPM staff and stakeholders plant trees together
UPM is taking part in international plant a tree day events in China, Finland, Russia, the UK and USA…
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Goss's Ecobox heatset dryer enhancement
Recovers heat to reduce energy consumption in printing facilities delivers immediate environmental and economic benefits…
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Green printing discussed as a model for the future
Heidelberg organises first ‘Environmental Dialog’ at the Print Media Academy in Heidelberg…
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Heidelberg USA launches ‘Green Printing’ Web portal
Heidelberg's new portal: For straight talk about the greening of the printing industry, without any 'greenwashing' or marketing hype…
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Heidelberg honours winners of the HEI Eco Printing Award
Hemlock Printers in Canada and Yoshida Printing in Japan announced as winners of the two categories: Plus a new dedicated Heidelberg Eco Website announced…
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UPM continues to improve its environmental performance
UPM has significantly decreased its fossil carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions in 2008…
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DM industry launches environmental standard to secure green future
New environmental standard places responsibility for sustainable development of direct marketing into hands of industry’s practitioners…
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Fujifilm plate plant all set for wind power
Wind turbines to provide up to 20 per cent of plate factory's power in Tilburg, The Netherlands by 2011…
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Growing Your Business by Going Green
Presstek announces 16-page, fully illustrated white paper on the environmental benefits and economic opportunities afforded by Presstek DI presses…
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PrintCity Special Sustainability Report to download
PrintCity Alliance Sustainability, Energy & Environment Special Report available to download here as a PDF or to order free online…
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Energy Efficiency for Web Offset Printers available now
PrintCity Alliance ‘Energy Efficiency Optimisation for Web Offset Printers’ report now available Free from Internet Shop in English or German…
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Sappi commits to further reducing its carbon footprint
Sandisa Imvelo (Growing Nature) established as commitment to projects which help conserve South Africa's natural habitat and biodiversity…
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Volvo and Sappi join to fight global warming
Volvo Car South Africa teams with Sappi Southern Africa - one car and several trees at a time with GreenForBlue project…
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UPM swaps the road for the river in France
UPM aims to be a front-runner in the logistics field by limiting the environmental impact of its transport…
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‘Sustainability, Energy & Environment Report’ now available
Sustainability, Energy & Environment Report is now free-of-charge from the PrintCity Alliance Internet Shop…
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Heidelberg drives ‘green printing’
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG publishes its Sustainability Report for the 2007/2008 Financial Year…
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Fujifilm UK promotes environmental education
Fujifilm UK partners with Clare Taylor Consulting to improve environmental education within the print industry…
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UPM Forest Life: An experience you shouldn’t miss
UPM's interactive, online experience won this year’s international Webby Award in the Corporate Communications category and is an experience you really shouldn't miss…
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Heidelberg launches the Eco Printing Award 2008
Heidelberg launches the world's first international environmental award for sustainable printing…
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How green is the future of packaging?
EskoArtwork builds solutions that reduce the environmental footprint of packaging production and joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition…
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Heidelberg pushes ‘Eco Printing’
For a number of years, Heidelberg has been working on solutions for press development, production and utilisation that will limit the consumption of resources, reduce emissions and cut wastage. By Hide Weißer
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Heidelberg steps up its environmental commitment
Sustainable Printing - A study by Heidelberg, as a forerunner in environmental protection for over 15 years, confirms that 40 per cent of print shops place great value on environmental protection...