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Calculate your carbon footprint

Jan 25, 2011 12:00 AM,

ClimatePartner, an international environmental protection consultancy with a U.S. office in San Francisco, announces an online service for print products where the emissions of an individual print product can be calculated and then compensated for by investing in certified climate protection projects.

SGP Partnership acceting comments on revised certification criteria

Jan 25, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership has opened the public comment period for its revised Certification Criteria document.

Braintree Printing goes green

Jan 21, 2011 12:00 AM,

Braintree Printing, a full-service commercial and quick printing company, is building an environmentally-safe workplace and creating ecofriendly products with the recent purchase of a Hewlett Packard Designjet L25500 Printer. This latest acquisition is part of an overall company mission to reduce the impact of printing on the environment.

ISO, Verdigris Project developing environmental standards

Jan 7, 2011 12:00 AM,

The International Standards Organization (ISO) technical committee 130 (TC 130) has recently launched a new Working Group (WG) WG11 to develop a set of standards to cover the environmental impact of print.

Cocodot, RPI partner on website offerings

Dec 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

Seattle-based RPI will be the exclusive printer for online greeting and invitation site Cocodot. RPI will print and ship orders placed for Cocodot’s new line of ecofriendly printed products that complement its contemporary line of e-vites and greetings.

Konica Minolta launches Clean Planet recycling program

Nov 17, 2010 12:00 AM,

Ramsey, NJ–based Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. announces the launch of the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Recycling Program.

The Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program celebrates 20 years

Oct 26, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Rainforest Alliance -- a nonprofit leader in sustainable forestry, agriculture and tourism certification and verification — is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first foray into sustainability certification.

Metro Waste Paper Recovery now Cascades Recovery

Oct 22, 2010 12:00 AM,

Metro Waste Paper Recovery Inc., a major North American participant in the paper reclamation business, has chanded its name to Cascades Recovery Inc.

SGP Partnership expands certification to postpress

Sep 23, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership officially expands its certification program to include binding, finishing and looseleaf (BFLL) operations in the graphic communications industry.

Brown Printing becomes U.S. DOE ‘Save Energy Now LEADER’

Sep 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

Waseca, MN-based Brown Printing announces its partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Save Energy Now LEADER” program. The program is a voluntary agreement by leading industrial companies to reduce their energy intensities by 25% or more over 10 years.

Flint Group launches ecofriendly inks, fountain solution for sheetfed

Sep 13, 2010 12:00 AM,

Plymouth, MI-based Flint Group has launched ecofriendly inks and a new low-dosing, one-step fountain solution.

SGP reaches 25th Certified Printer milestone

Sep 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Loveland, OH-based Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces Tweddle Group of Clinton Township, MI, received the milestone 25th SGP Printer certification. The SGP Partnership is a non-profit organization that promotes reducing the environmental impact and increasing the social responsibility of the print and graphic communication industry.

SGP allies with Canopy, certifies 24th printer

Sep 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Loveland, OH-based Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) and Canopy have formed an alliance to promote sustainability and environmental stewardship, further enhancing the value of each program and establishing a foundation for future collaborative efforts.

Domtar expands licensing agreement with WWF

Sep 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

To promote ongoing forest conservation and environmentally responsible paper products, Montreal-based Domtar Corp. has expanded a licensing agreement with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to now cover all of Domtar’s EarthChoice products, including office paper.

AbitibiBowater releases environmental benefits study

Aug 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Montreal-based AbitibiBowater Inc. has released an independent Life Cycle Assessment on the environmental impact of Equal Offset paper as compared to traditional offset paper, Uncoated Freesheet (UFS). In 14 of the 15 categories examined over the full life cycle of the products, Equal Offset had a lower environmental impact than UFS. In five of the categories, the impact was reduced by 50% or more.

Domtar adds 30 percent recycled grade to Cougar

Jul 27, 2010 12:00 AM,

For projects that require a higher recycled content, Domtar (Montreal) now offers Cougar 30%. It contains 30% post-consumer waste (PCW) fiber while maintaining its 98 brightness rating and performance on press.

SGP certifies Infinity Images

Jul 21, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces Portland, OR-based Infinity Images is SGP's 22nd certified printer

Unisource honors suppliers for sustainability

Jun 22, 2010 12:00 AM,

Norcross, GA-based Unisource Worldwide Inc. honored three suppliers as winners of the first “Unisource Worldwide Supplier Sustainability Awards” at the company’s Supplier Sustainability Symposium, this May

AbitibiBowater releases environmental benefits study

Jun 22, 2010 12:00 AM,

Montreal-based AbitibiBowater Inc. has released an independent Life Cycle Assessment on the environmental impact of Equal Offset paper as compared to traditional offset paper, Uncoated Freesheet (UFS)