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Behind the acronyms: print and signage associations

Behind the acronyms: print and signage associationsFEATURE: Alongside the print houses and signage companies peppered along supply chains, numerous associations permeate the print industry, all with distinctive aims and approaches for implementing their objectives. Despite the differences in their remits, the end goal for most associations is the same: to garner and provide support for businesses within the industry.

Environmental PR failures: the Verdigris blog

Environmental PR failures: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner argues that the print industry should be less focused on product and exhibition news and more on promoting its environmental case.

The economics of green: the Verdigris blog

The economics of green: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner's latest Verdigris blog looks at the UN's Natural Capital Declaration and how Mondi is applying the principal to its business.

Getting the Go Google-less message: the Verdigris blog

Getting the Go Google-less message: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner has received a 'torrent of response' to the Go Google-less idea. She explores the argument in more detail in her follow-up Verdigris blog.

The idiocy of the Paperless 2013 campaign: the Verdigris blog

The idiocy of the Paperless 2013 campaign: the Verdigris blog

FEATURE: Print companies should hang Google out to dry for the misleading environmental claims made as part of its Paperless 2013, urges Laurel Brunner.

Answering customer calls for environmental accountability

Answering customer calls for environmental accountability

OPINION: A lot of big international brands are starting to get heavy about their carbon footprint.

Heavy metal carbon calculators

Heavy metal carbon calculators

OPINION: The mega traditional press manufacturers have been relatively slow to embrace sustainability. However, once the turn is underway it is slow but decisive.

Being green pt 3

FEATURE: The final part of Verdigris's look at the UK's growing environmentally conscious print market, it's Formara Print's turn to comment.

Being green pt 2

Being green pt 2

FEATURE: Cambrian Printers is the second company highlighted in Verdigris's series on green printers.

Being green pt 1

Being green pt 1

FEATURE: In the first part of a series from Verdigris looking at UK printers that have gone green, Severnprint is put under the spotlight.

Misconceptions and myths of green vol 2, pt 2

FEATURE: Part two of the second volume of Verdigris's report on environmental myths.

Misconceptions and myths of green vol 2, pt 1

FEATURE: The second volume of Verdigris's look at some of the misconceptions and myths of going green.

Misconceptions and myths of green vol 1, pt 2

Misconceptions and myths of green vol 1, pt 2

FEATURE: Verdigris examines some of the myths and misconceptions preventing printing companies from adopting a more aggressive environmental strategy for their businesses.

Misconceptions and myths of green vol 1, pt 1

FEATURE: Verdigris examines some of the myths and misconceptions preventing printing companies from adopting a more aggressive environmental strategy for their businesses.

Paperback writers pt 2

Paperback writers pt 2

FEATURE: HP has recently published the results of its Life Cycle Assessment of different paperback book printing options.

Paperback writers pt 1

Paperback writers pt 1

FEATURE: HP has recently published the results of its Life Cycle Assessment of different paperback book printing options.

Sustainable standard pt 2

Sustainable standard pt 2

FEATURE: It can be hard for individual printers to develop a measurable environmental policy but the forthcoming ISO 16759 should address this.

Sustainable standard pt 1

Sustainable standard pt 1

FEATURE: It can be hard for individual printers to develop a measurable environmental policy but the forthcoming ISO 16759 should address this.

Carbon conundrums pt 2

FEATURE: PrintCity, the nebulous alliance of industry suppliers offering advice to the industry, has published another of its cross industry special reports.

Carbon conundrums pt 1

FEATURE: PrintCity, the nebulous alliance of industry suppliers offering advice to the industry, has published another of its cross industry special reports.

Print industry urged to help develop eco standards

NEWS: Non-profit print environmental research initiative Verdigris Project is encouraging those in the printing industry to join a working group launched to establish a set of standards covering the environmental effects of print.

Something rotten in the compost bin: the Verdigris Blog

Something rotten in the compost bin: the Verdigris Blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner says industry bodies should do more to create a cohesive model of standards and testing methods in composting labels.

Sustainable green printing struts its stuff: the Verdigris Blog

Sustainable green printing struts its stuff: the Verdigris Blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at SGP and highlights the key benefits for print houses considering adoption of the certification.

Product environmental footprint from the European Commission: the Verdigris blog

Product environmental footprint from the European Commission: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: The EC is forging ahead with its plans to develop its PEF and CEF rules, although the need is questionable, states Laurel Brunner.

Supply chain management made easy: the Verdigris blog

Supply chain management made easy: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Supply chain management is the next step for printers and publishers who want to improve environmental impact management says Laurel Brunner

Books on the rise: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner finds that the US still has one of the poorest records on waste management, and recycling paper, despite a rise in paper consumption.

The UN's Corporate Sustainability Report 2013: the Verdigris blog

The UN's Corporate Sustainability Report 2013: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: The UN says that companies are taking environmental responsibility seriously, but tracking compliance is still an issue, points out Laurel Brunner.

Slowly garrotted with red tape: the Verdigris blog

Slowly garrotted with red tape: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Many EU compliance rules are excessive, and deliver no tangible benefits to businesses within the print industry, warns Laurel Brunner.

Is packaging recycling as environmentally friendly as it looks?: Verdigris blog

Is packaging recycling as environmentally friendly as it looks?: Verdigris blog

OPINION: Recycling companies need to balance the scales between the environmental impact of the recycling packing against economic factors, says Laurel Brunner.

The future is with the young: the Verdigris blog

The future is with the young: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: It is important to remind the younger generation of the tangible and environmental benefits of print, writes Laurel Brunner.

Tracking those carbon footprints: the Verdigris blog

Tracking those carbon footprints: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Following an update on the ISO TS 14067 specification on carbon foot-printing, Laurel Brunner reflects on why it should be published as a fully-fledged standard.

Building data trails: the Verdigris blog

Building data trails: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Regulation and consumer pressures are forcing companies to come clean, says Laurel Brunner.

Click time: the Verdigris blog

Click time: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: The argument of print versus digital media is an empty one, suggests Laurel Brunner.

Managing waste and recycling: the Verdigris blog

Managing waste and recycling: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at how EU initiatives are affecting print businesses, and how non-EU countries can learn from them.

Nano Nano: the Verdigris blog

Nano Nano: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Nanotechnology is receiving more attention, not just because of Benny Landa's enthusiasm for it, Laurel Brunner explains.

Brussels calling: the Verdigris blog

Brussels calling: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner suggests that the EC's H2020 work programme could be used to make print and publishing more sustainable.

Digital printers and energy efficiency: the Verdigris blog

Digital printers and energy efficiency: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: A new Fogra project to look at the energy efficiency of narrow- and wide-format digital printers. Laurel Brunner investigates.

The politics of green: the Verdigris blog

The politics of green: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at how the changing of the political guard in Europe might affect environmental policy.

Environmental Performance Index: the Verdigris blog

Environmental Performance Index: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner considers the EPI ranking system, and wonders whether something similar could be applied to print.

APP walking the walk: the Verdigris blog

APP walking the walk: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Asian Pulp and Paper (APP) really do seem to be living up to their promises. Laurel Brunner explains how.

More than a lottery win: the Verdigris blog

More than a lottery win: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Like the Grand National, we're also in it for the long haul when changing perceptions of print sustainability, says Laurel Brunner.

100 and counting: the Verdigris blog

100 and counting: the Verdigris blog

BLOGS: Laurel Brunner looks back on two years of Verdigris blogs, and examines what trade shows need to do to remain environmentally relevant.

Alphabet soup for print's environmental impact: the Verdigris blog

Alphabet soup for print's environmental impact: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks into the acronym-laced terminology of sustainability.

Environmentally friendly substrates: the Verdigris blog

Environmentally friendly substrates: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at one of the biggest concerns with print's environmental impact: disposing of it when it reaches end of life.

PET peeves, revisited

PET peeves, revisited

OPINION: Laurel Brunner revisits the Indian government's decision to ban PET and looks at the polluting effect of poorly-managed waste disposal.

APRIL Blooms: the Verdigris blog

APRIL Blooms: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: The WWF might have welcomed APRIL's latest sustainability initiative, but does it go far enough, asks Laurel Brunner.

PET peeves: the Verdigris blog

PET peeves: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: PET is used in packaging world-wide and is readily recycled. But the Indian government wants to ban it, says Laurel Brunner.

Pulp fiction: the Verdigris blog

Pulp fiction: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner comes across an interesting use for unused, pulped novels and looks into the environmental consequences.

Gadgets for geeks and printers: the Verdigris blog

Gadgets for geeks and printers: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: There are technologies from outside the industry that can help printers improve their CSR, says Laurel Brunner.

De-inking simmering along: the Verdigris blog

De-inking simmering along: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: The suggestion of a de-inking standard has gone down well among the print community, but there is still work to be done, says Laurel Brunner.

Awards idea looking for a home: the Verdigris blog

Awards idea looking for a home: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner moots the idea of a set of international environmental awards, as lays out why they could be of benefit to the print community.

2014 Wish List: the Verdigris blog

2014 Wish List: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner spells out the environmental changes she would like to see effected in the print and publishing industry in 2014.

Paper tigers  hear them roar: the Verdigris blog

Paper tigers hear them roar: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: The paper industry has often been the target of greens, but it is time to give it a break, suggests Laurel Brunner.

A thing of beauty is an ancient book: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: The Bay Psalm Book's origins and longevity make it another addition to the reasons to choose print over electronic media, argues Laurel Brunner.

De-inking: the Verdigris blog

De-inking: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at the difficulties recycling plants face when it comes to de-inking, and suggests how to raise standards.

'Print Saves Trees' campaign: the Verdigris blog

'Print Saves Trees' campaign: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner highlights the work of the PGAMA in trying to spread the message of print sustainability.

About Time: the Verdigris blog

About Time: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: For those of us who find the concept of patience anathema, progress on sustainability is taking too long, says Laurel Brunner.

Chemical attractions: the Verdigris blog

Chemical attractions: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner talks about how the attitude of Breaking Bad's protagonist reflects the challenge facing the print industry over chemicals.

A quick (very quick) guide to environmental management: the Verdigris blog

A quick (very quick) guide to environmental management: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner explains the difference between the Eco Management & Audit Scheme (EMAS) and ISO 14001.

Preaching print's sustainability: the Verdigris Blog

Preaching print's sustainability: the Verdigris Blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner takes a look at how the print industry's sustainable message can be spread further abroad.

The trouble with labels: the Verdigris blog

The trouble with labels: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at ISO 14044-compliant Life Cycle Analysis for labels, and argues that the tools for it are still too premature to be useful.

Trees for digital signs and displays?

Trees for digital signs and displays?

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at how the use of wood as a biomaterial is starting to change, and what effect this could have on signs and displays.

It goes deeper than the label: the Verdigris blog

It goes deeper than the label: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at the proliferation of certification labels and the minefield that comes with choosing the one that is best suited to your company's needs.

Take it to the Max: the Verdigris blog

Take it to the Max: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Eco-friendly labelling and packaging be hugely beneficial. Laurel Brunner looks into how Swedish fast food chain Max Burgers has gone green and how the whole supply chain contributes to this.

WWF's Living Forests Project: the Verdigris blog

WWF's Living Forests Project: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner explores, in her latest Verdigris blog, what the WWF is up to and why we, as printers and publishers, should care.

Clean up that mess: the Verdigris blog

Clean up that mess: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner considers the benefits of a tidy workplace and whether it might bring tangible environmental and efficiency benefits to businesses.

Taking the IT

Taking the IT

OPINION: Getting rid of electronic stuff that is no longer cost-effective is a major problem for all users of digital technologies. Laurel Brunner investigates the difficulties and what is being done to mitigate them.

Green shoots, or are you in the weeds?: The Verdigris blog

Green shoots, or are you in the weeds?: The Verdigris blog

OPINION: If you’re in the northern hemisphere, are you enjoying sleepy summer days where not much seems to be happening? Perhaps you’re struggling through the rain and the cold in the southern hemisphere? Either way, your business is hopefully part of the busy cohort that is helping to produce signs of growth in the world economy.

Sustainability policies reaching far and wide: the Verdigris blog

Sustainability policies reaching far and wide: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at how sustainability policies can add value as well as saving money for businesses, and how others are becoming involved.

How colour and workflow management help build sustainable businesses: the Verdigris blog

How colour and workflow management help build sustainable businesses: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner considers how digital technology has become an eco-friendly tool in the pre-press industry.

De-inking innovations: the Verdigris blog

De-inking innovations: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks are how adsorption de-inking could potentially be an effective alternative to flotation de-inking.

Verdigris announces new ISO standard for calculating print's carbon footprint

NEWS: The Verdigris Project has announced the publication of ISO 16759, the standard that describes the framework for quantifying and communicating the carbon footprint of print media.

ISO publishes ISO 16759: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: With ISO 16759 now published, Laurel Brunner considers what the next steps are for the implementation of the print media carbon footprinting standard.

Getting uglier in Indonesia: the Verdigris blog

Getting uglier in Indonesia: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner reports on the spat between pulp and paper corporation Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) and the FSC.

Be green to be seen: the Verdigris blog

Be green to be seen: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Verdigris's Laurel Brunner treads the boards at FESPA 2013 and discovers rather a lot of greenwash in the aisles but is that a bad thing?

Going green in Guandong: the Verdigris blog

Going green in Guandong: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Verdigris's Laurel Brunner is pleasantly surprised to find students with a big appetite for environmental standards in China.

Newspaper plant efficiency: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: In her latest Verdigris blog, Laurel Brunner looks at the German newspaper publisher taking unusual steps to reduce its energy usage.

Mondi becomes first paper manufacturer to join Verdigris

Mondi becomes first paper manufacturer to join Verdigris

NEWS: Mondi is the latest company to pledge its support for Verdigris, the environmental initiative founded by Output expert contributor Laurel Brunner.

Get your factories in shape: the Verdigris blog

Get your factories in shape: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at the companies implementing greener manufacturing initiatives in her latest Verdigris blog.

ISO 16759 approved: the Verdigris blog

ISO 16759 approved: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: The Verdrigris Project's Laurel Brunner celebrates as ISO 16759 is finally approved but there is still plenty more work to be done.

European sustainability simmering for all: the Verdigris blog

European sustainability simmering for all: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: 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.

Tougher than it looks: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Verdigris's Laurel Brunner looks at why ISO TS 14067 failed to make the grade, and what impact that could have on the forthcoming ISO 16759.

Taking another step forward with ISO 50001: the Verdigris blog

Taking another step forward with ISO 50001: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at how gaining ISO 50001 certification could help Agfa save energy and money.

Photosynthesis and bio batteries: the Verdigris blog

Photosynthesis and bio batteries: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks at Sony Japan's new bio battery, which will run on waste paper, and how it promotes print's sustainability.

A new green print certification: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Verdigris's Laurel Brunner takes a look at how a Moscow-based PSP is helping to drive environmental awareness and impact reduction with self-certified 'green' labels.

ISO 16759 racing into the final furlong: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: The news that ISO 16759 (calculating the carbon footprint of print media) is galloping towards its final furlong prior to publication has caused a flurry of interest.

Slow and steady making progress: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner's Verdigris Project has seen plenty of change in print's environmental awareness over its five years, but there is still a lot to be done.

The effectiveness of digital advertising questioned by eBay: the Verdigris blog

The effectiveness of digital advertising questioned by eBay: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner considers an investigation by eBay into the effectiveness of search engine marketing (SEM) in her latest Verdigris blog.

Print to store: the Verdigris blog

Print to store: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner considers the long-term archival options for our photographic or written collateral in her latest Verdigris blog.

A supply chain problem taxing our brains: the Verdigris blog

A supply chain problem taxing our brains: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: In her latest Verdigris blog, Laurel Brunner considers how the whole supply chain can make a real difference to print's environmental footprint.

Regulation stepping up: the Verdigris blog

Regulation stepping up: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: The new European Timber Regulations have just come into force. Laurel Brunner looks at the reasons behind the legislation in her Verdigris blog.

The mobile opportunity for print: the Verdigris blog

The mobile opportunity for print: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner spies an opportunity for printers at the crossover point between print and the ever-expanding smartphone market in her latest Verdigris blog.

APP to halt clearing of Indonesian tropical forests (again): the Verdigris Blog

APP to halt clearing of Indonesian tropical forests (again): the Verdigris Blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner is positive but cautious about the news that Asia Pulp and Paper has suspended its natural forest clearance in her weekly Verdigris blog.

Still a steep hill to climb: the Verdigris blog

Still a steep hill to climb: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Following research conducted by Ricoh at EcoPrint 2012, Laurel Brunner looks into what printers consider critical when it comes to the environment.

The eco-nomics of print: the Verdigris blog

The eco-nomics of print: the Verdigris blog

FEATURE: In her latest Verdigris blog, Laurel Brunner notes the relationship between sustainability and efficiency, and is delighted to find the idea propagated at the FESPA Global Summit.

Heidelberg latest to sign up to Verdigris

Heidelberg latest to sign up to Verdigris

NEWS: The Verdigris Project led by print expert Laurel Brunner and supported by Output has won over Heidelberg, which joins other major players in the not-for-profit initiative.

Xerox supports Verdigris with Founder Member status

NEWS: Xerox has become a Founder Member of non-profit print sustainability research organisation Verdigris.

EcoPrint Europe joins Verdigris as associate member

NEWS: Non-profit sustainability research initiative Verdigris has announced EcoPrint Europe has joined the campaign as an associate member.

Hollanders Output Recruit EnFocus