Growing momentum for recycling commitments

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Kraft Heinz is the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company, so it buys an awful lot of print. Recently Kraft Heinz has been paying more attention to its environmental impact, specifically its recycling objectives.  Under its new CEO Bernardo Hees, CEO, the company has renewed its sustainability commitments. … Read more

Plastics pollution being tackled

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner If you’ve got an interest in the packaging business, be that as a manufacturer or converter, you need to know about the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s new coalition. Launched in 2010, the Ellen MacArther Foundation works with governments, industry and academia to develop an economic framework that is designed … Read more

Nano particles in inks

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Amazing innovations are going on with inks as the graphics industry works to maintain its competiveness and improve environmental impacts. Nano inks are used for printed electronics, sensors and ceramics printing. For a few years now they have been used for commercial and packaging printing, on the basis … Read more

Deinking plastics

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Despite all the excitement about cutting out plastic, it’s unrealistic to think that all printed plastics will disappear. However it’s not unrealistic to start thinking about improved collection and recycling models for them. This is a massive problem and one that impacts printers in the packaging and sign … Read more