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xpedx launches recycling program

Aug 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

xpedx is implementing a national recycling program in association with its parent company, International Paper.

ISO sustainability standard on track for 2012

Jul 12, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Intl. Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 130, Working Group 11 ISO (ISO TC130 WG11) is currently working on the development of ISO 16759, Graphic technology – Quantification and communication for calculating the carbon footprint of print media products.

Reducing the book's carbon footprint

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By AP staff

The Green Press Initiative's Book Industry Environmental Council encompassing publishers, printers, paper suppliers and non-governmental organizations aims to achieve a 20% reduction in the book industry's carbon footprint by 2020. In 2007, their study concluded annual emissions are 12.4 metric tons, as an industry, and about 8.5 metric lbs. per printed book. Cascades' Julie Loyer explains the group's

xpedx selects winner in Sustainability Challenge

Jun 29, 2011 12:00 AM,

xpedx announces it has selected a winning entry from a nationwide competition among student members of international nonprofit Net Impact to develop a sustainability survey and scorecard for its supply chain.

Geographics receives environmental stewardship award

Jun 3, 2011 12:00 AM,

Atlanta-based Geographics Inc., a large privately-owned, integrated marketing solutions provider, has earned Orion Energy Systems “Environmental Stewardship Award” for the company’s reduction in energy consumption using Orion’s lighting platform.

Oce plants trees to offset carbon emissions

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

Oce, a Canon Group Co., announces continued enhancements to its environmental track record. One of the most recent achievements is the planting of thousands of trees on behalf of its customer, Jeppesen, to help offset carbon emissions.

Xerox equipment earns good deinkability rating

May 20, 2011 12:00 AM,

Xerox Corp. has received “good de-inkability” certifications for its digital color production systems from the International Association of the Deinking Industry (INGEDE).

PrintCity shares guide for carbon footprinting

May 3, 2011 12:00 AM,

The PrintCity Alliance has published a new “Carbon Footprint & Energy Reduction for the Graphic Industry Value Chain” report. The purpose of the 32-page guide is to facilitate the improved collaborative environmental performance of printers, converters, publishers, brand owners and their suppliers.

Boise collaborates with urban parks restoration group

Apr 25, 2011 12:00 AM,

Boise Inc. is launching Project UP, a new civic sustainability initiative through its Boise Aspen brand of recycled papers. Project UP seeks to transform distressed urban spaces throughout North America into revitalized, usable parks for communities.

Cascades, Random House partner on recycling

Apr 25, 2011 12:00 AM,

To create a positive environmental impact, Cascades and Random House Inc. the largest English-language-publisher of consumer books, have partnered to give a second life to the materials used for unsold hardcover and paperback books.

Dr. Gary David Miller to receive Schaeffer Award

Apr 20, 2011 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America announces the recipient of the William D. Schaeffer Award: Dr. Gary David Miller, associate executive director of the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mutoh America Inc. launches recycling program

Apr 14, 2011 12:00 AM,

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Mutoh America Inc. is launching a new ink cartridge recycling program.

DPDA–INGEDE announces collaboration on deinkability of inkjet prints

Apr 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

Executives from the DPDA (Digital Print Deinking Alliance) and INGEDE (Intl. Assn. of the Deinking Industry) have signed a Letter of Intent for collaboration to investigate the deinking of inkjet prints.

Finch Paper, ConVerd partner on eco-responsible substrate development

Apr 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

conVerd LLC and Finch Paper LLC announce the two companies are partnering to produce substrates for digital wide-format, screen, and commercial applications that require full-color quality with an environmental platform.

NewPage, McGraw-Hill, NWF launch textbook recycling project

Mar 29, 2011 12:00 AM,

A new grant from The McGraw-Hill Companies to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) will launch a textbook recycling program, the first of its kind that engages educational institutions and corporate stakeholders with the aim of reducing waste and promoting sustainable development.

Transcontinental shares sustainability report

Feb 24, 2011 12:00 AM,

One year after it released its first Sustainability Report, Montreal-based Transcontinental has acted on the commitment it made in 2010 to report on its environmental, social and economic performance by releasing its second report. In it, the firm issues a call to action to its employees and partners, encouraging a proactive approach to sustainable development.

Sun Chemical reports on 2010 sustainability efforts

Feb 24, 2011 12:00 AM,

Sun Chemical has released its 2010 sustainability report, providing performance measurement for seven key sustainability metrics.

Berman Printing is SGP Certified

Feb 17, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), an independent, nonprofit organization for sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, today announces that Cincinnati-based Berman Printing is the 29th organization to become an SGP Certified Facility.

SGP appoints Palmer as executive director

Feb 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), an independent, nonprofit organization for sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, announces the appointment of Shannon Palmer as executive director.

GFX Intl. is 27th SGP Certified facility

Feb 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

GFX International Inc. of Grayslake, IL, has successfully completed the necessary requirements to become the 27th SGP Certified Facility. GFX has more than 20 years of field experience producing graphics and in-store displays for brands and retailers worldwide.