The circular economy and material efficiency

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner We hear a lot about the Circular Economy most of it quite confusing for printing companies and print buyers. However, we recently came across a comprehensive explanation of the Circular Economy and its underlying principles. It was provided by the Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects (ACEA) which helps … Read more

Ideas for enhancing sustainability at Drupa 2021

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Now that there is more time to plan the next Drupa, we thought it might be interesting to explore some ideas for what might be interesting environmental impact additions to the show. First off the graphics industry could do with a bit of leadership on the sustainability front. … Read more

Sonora and sustainability

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Awards for sustainability in the graphics sector are not particularly common, and few have lasted more than a couple of years, despite the industry’s need for positive environmental messaging. But since the inception of the Sonora Plate Green Leaf in 2013 awards Kodak has continued to acknowledge customers … Read more

Chromium trioxide in the printing industry

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner According to the European Union’s (EU) REACH legislation, chromium trioxide (CrO3) is a substance of high concern and its use should have been banned by 21 September 2017. However the EU Commission has authorised its continued use because CrO3 has been shown to be indispensable for a number … Read more