ImageWelcome to Verdigris. This site provides information about environmental initiatives for the international printing community. It has a range of articles and reference links for printers, publishers, technology providers and anyone else who’s interested.

Articles cover all sorts of topics from explaining the basics of carbon footprinting for printers, to describing how individual printing companies are doing their bit to minimise their impact on the envrionment. This is an educational site that includes reference material and links to industry associations and environmental organisations around the world.

Successful first IPEX 2010 for Bekaert's green book binding solutions

With eco-friendly alternatives, a colourful range and glow in the dark coated book binding wires- Bekaert participated for the first time ever in Europe’s largest English-speaking printing event - IPEX 2010, Birmingham, UK. The positive and responsive feedback from visiting customers has generated a lot of sales leads and idea pitches for the future.

Just Published: 'Going Green' for Newspaper Publishers

A new report that examines the environmental implications of 'green' strategies for newspaper companies has just been published by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Going Green, from the WAN-IFRA Shaping the Future of the Newspaper project, studies the impact of the daily newspaper business on the environment, from electricity consumption to paper and printing. The report show how environmental strategies create efficiency and save resources that can positively impact the environment and the newspaper's budget at the same time.

Hug a tree

medium_Hatfield-Forest.jpgOne of the biggest ways in which printers and publishers can make a difference to the environment is through the paper they use. Wood is a renewable resource but some wood is more sustainable than others so responsible sourcing of wood, and by extension paper, can make a big difference. The paper industry relies heavily on virgin wood fibre, but the trees need to be carefully managed, to ensure that they are harvested and replaced responsibly. Sourcing paper from renewable sources can significantly cut down on harmful deforestation, and avoids risks associated with illegal logging, such as inadvertently funding local conflicts.

DPDA Research Confirms Successful Deinking of Inkjet Printed Paper

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, MAY 17, 2010 - The Digital Print Deinking Alliance (DPDA) shared the first of a series of scientific research investigations into the deinkability of inkjet printed papers at the PTS/CTP Deinking Symposium held in Munich, Germany on April 29, 2010. In a study conducted by Centre Technique du Papier, (CTP) of Grenoble, France, a leading research organization and expert in the field of recycling technologies, inkjet prints were successfully deinked in a procedure designed to replicate a typical European mixed grade waste paper recycling system.

Environmental Impact: PrintCity Alliance GREEN theme at Ipex

ImageGröbenzell, Germany, March 31, 2010 – PrintCity Alliance members Leonhard Kurz, manroland, MEGTEC, Merck, Océ, Sappi, Tolerans, UPM and Weilburger Graphics are exhibiting at Ipex 2010, focusing on three leading ‘themes’ PRINT: LEAN.GREEN.SEEN.


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