The Mobile Opportunity for Print

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner The volume of data sent over phone networks is set to overtake the volume of voice within the next few years. This could have significant implications for mobile printing applications. GSMA, the association for the mobile industry, make their prediction based on the huge numbers of mobile devices … Read more

APP to Halt Clearing of Indonesian Tropical Forests (Again)

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Greenpeace once accused Asian Pulp and Paper (APP) of “pulping the planet” because of APP’s wanton destruction of Indonesian rain forests. But after years of pressure from numerous NGOs including Greenpeace and WWF, things may finally be changing for the better. In June 2012 in response to customer … Read more

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. Since it is expected that newsprint will be disposed of, it is produced from low-grade paper, with bleaching rarely used as in graphic arts and publishing grades. … Read more

Still a Steep Hill to Climb

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Ricoh has recently published the results of a short survey it conducted at EcoPrint last year in Berlin. This wasn’t a particularly long or detailed project but it provides an interesting snapshot of where we are with sustainability awareness. The respondents were Ricoh customers in 24 countries Europe … Read more