Sustainability auditing

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Doing something to improve the environmental sustainability of your business should be easy, but it can often seem scary. We have found that business owners in the graphics industry generally start with the obvious quick fixes, such as simplifying onsite recycling or switching to LED lighting before often … Read more

Kodak’s Sonora Plate Green Leaf award winners leading the way

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Every year Kodak recognises printers around the world for their sustainability progress. To qualify for the Kodak Sonora Plate Green Leaf Award printing companies must use the Kodak Sonora processless plate and manage their businesses in a way that reduces overall environmental impact. In 2017, the fourth year … Read more

Look beyond the environmental label

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner One of the most significant labeling schemes in the graphics industry is the Greenguard certification programme for healthy indoor environments. In 2011 this certification was acquired by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global operation and one of the most respected certification bodies in the world. UL now oversees all … Read more

Banning plastic for the good of the environment

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner First China and now Europe are taking big steps to clean up the environment. Their initiatives could create opportunities in the graphics industry, or be another nail in the sector’s coffin. Opportunities are there if brand owners and packaging printers get involved and take the lead in the … Read more