Getting Eggy

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner When we think of the circular economy, hard boiled eggs aren’t necessarily what comes to mind. But they can make an important contribution, particularly when it comes to packaging. Eggs are one of nature’s best examples of effective packaging. Manufactured packaging, mostly using paper and plastics, shares the … Read more

Climate scientists and carbon accountants

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Every week week we get bombarded with new information about the dismal condition of the planet and its inhabitants. But sometimes we come across ideas and initiatives that are actually inspiring.  For instance an Egyptian mathematician has told us about his formula for calculating the energy consumed when … Read more

Paper Chains

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner We’re all familiar with the annual shindig the World Economic Forum (WEF) hosts at Davos in Switzerland. It combines spectacular scenery with spectacular visions for our collective economic future. But we are probably less aware of the regular white papers the WEF puts out. One of their latest … Read more

Sustainable by Design

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner We go on a lot about what printers can do to reduce their environmental impact. But we hardly ever mention the contribution graphic designers make to sustainability. As with colour management, a designer’s decisions during the creative stages of a project, can have a profound impact on the … Read more