Get Your Factories in Shape

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Energy emissions are obviously fundamental to any carbon footprint calculation, regardless of industry sector. Apart from improving carbon footprint energy management saves money. Manufacturing emissions are generally massive in scale so for the printing and publishing industries it is more than a good idea for manufacturers to promote … Read more

ISO 16759 Approved!

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner After what feels like forever but what is really only a couple of years, ISO 16759 (Quantification and communication of the carbon footprint of print media products), has been approved. Yay!!  This is very exciting, but it marks only the beginning of an important journey for our industry. … Read more

European Sustainability Simmering for All

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner The European Commission is turning up the heat on its sustainability policies, so the rest of the world should take note since it will affect international trade. We heard about the EU’s Product Carbon Footpring (PCF) and Organisational Carbon Footprint (OCF) earlier this year. Neither are regulations yet … Read more

The Beast that is the European Union’s Eco-Label

Introduced on the 16th August 2012, the European Union EcoLabel is a voluntary scheme designed so that consumers can identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact. The EcoLabel is based on life cycle analysis and is increasingly appearing on products. Most visible are textiles, many of them from India produced for European … Read more

Tougher Than It Looks

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner When standards makers started working on ISO 16759 for quantifying the carbon footprint of print media, there were two primary reference documents: PAS 2050 and a working draft of what was supposed to become ISO 14067. Both documents were written to help companies quantify and calculate the carbon … Read more