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Is a one-sided debate sinking sensible policy?

As an industry that uses plastics on a daily basis, what do UK print and packaging businesses really feel when they hear the material being berated?

Setting a higher standard for others to follow

One reason Imprint is good at exploiting business opportunities is because it never exploits people. The large-format company owned by Pureprint recently became a member of the ethical supplier register Sedex.

Think green in every aspect of your business

Everything she said to Prince Charles struck a chord. The future monarch is an avid environmentalist and so is Simone Hindmarch, which is what brought them together this June in Buckingham Palace.

Can paper replace fantastic plastic?

We’re just a month and a half into 2018 and the packaging industry’s sustainability agenda has been firmly set for the forthcoming year – and indeed beyond.

What printers can do to recycle waste

The UK is the world’s fifth largest manufacturer of printed products, and while there aren’t any statistics to indicate the level of overall material consumption in the industry, it is probably safe to assume that it’s a significant amount. As such, it’s responsible for a correspondingly high volume of waste – and it’s only in recent times, over the last decade or so, that the majority of it has been recycled.

Grow a greener business from the ground up

After his vegetarian breakfast Gary Toomey mounts his bicycle and pedals the seven miles to his business. He’s new to this game. Not healthy, meat-free living, but launching a web-to-print firm.

Adding up the eco impact of your business

Richard (not his real name) is the owner of what is probably one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly printing businesses.

Switch on to smart energy and dial down your bills

Brexit is on the horizon, costs of energy are rising following the fall in sterling and an increase in taxation, and it appears that the UK’s energy generators can only just meet energy demands. It’s not hard to see why firms should be keenly aware of the impact of energy usage on their bottom line.

The positive effects of being neutral

Opting to go for carbon neutrality as a corporate goal is not to be taken lightly, says BrunelPrint commercial print director John Tugman. There is nothing neutral about such a move, demanding a rigorous review of your print business to assess whether it makes sense and what form it takes.

The five pillars of sustainable production

Green credentials are no longer simply an attractive business bolt-on. Companies in all sectors demonstrating a commitment to reducing their environmental impact not only enjoy reduced costs, an enhanced reputation and a competitive advantage, but are taking important steps to ensure the longevity of their business.

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