Taking Another Step Forward with ISO 50001

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Agfa Graphics has had a sustained commitment to improving its carbon footprint for many years. It has also made considerable efforts to help the industry do so as well, particularly with the Azura line of chemistry-free plates. And we’re proud to say Agfa is one of the Verdigris … Read more

Photosynthesis & Bio Batteries

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner For most of us, the idea of using paper for energy is limited to throwing it on the fire and enjoying the warmth. However scientists at Sony Japan are working on a far more interesting development. They have come up with a battery powered by waste paper.  Sony’s … Read more

A New Green Print Certification

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner We recently came across a new take on the idea of certified green products. As a rule of thumb we generally don’t go for self-certification, but we make exceptions for ideas that help drive home the importance of environmental impact reduction. Idea Print, a printer in Russia, is … Read more

ISO 16759 Racing Into the Final Furlong

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner The news that ISO16759 (calculating the carbon footprint of print media) is galloping towards its final furlong prior to publication has caused a flurry of interest. We have recently been contacted by a number of European companies interested to be certified for compliance to this standard. Certification is … Read more

Slow & Steady Making Progress

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Since we started the Verdigris project in 2008, obviously much is different in the printing industry. Five years of economic mess and confusion have forced change on all of us. One of the apparent casualties of the rubbish commercial environment has been environmental impact reduction initiatives. However all … Read more