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Have we binned our commitment to recycled paper?

Recycling is something we all do so naturally now that we barely stop to think about it. All of us have at least two bins in our driveways, if not three or four, and we are far more conscious of the need to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste than at any other time in human history.

Green products rely on smarter plastics choices

One of the most ubiquitous and long-lasting recent changes to the surface of our planet is the accumulation and fragmentation of plastics,” wrote David Barnes in Plastics, the environment and human health, the most exhaustive report to date on the environmental impact of plastics.

Experts foresee a world of tougher green regulations

Printers are used to having to play by the rules; manufacturer guidelines, colour management requirements, health & safety directives, tax regulations, data security rules – all these things and a dozen more besides are just part of the everyday administration required to run a printing business in today’s market.

Arm yourself with stats to fight off the eco fallacies

How many times have you been making polite conversation in a taxi, paying in a shop or chatting with friends and heard those six, doomy little words: ‘print is bad for the environment’. Probably too many times to count.

Welcome to the 2014 Environment report

In many respects, the theme for this year’s Environment report is that small changes can make a big difference.

Make sure you keep hold of your ISO 14001

Just when you thought developing, implementing and executing a watertight environmental management system that conforms to all ISO 14001 standards and works for your business was one of the biggest challenges your company has ever faced... Along comes the audit.

Process upgrades to green up your print

As the old saying goes, small changes can make a big difference. One area this is particularly true for printers is the pressroom. Of course investing in a brand new super-duper eco-friendly press is the route many would choose, if money were no object, when improving their environmental performance.

Sustainability superheroes

Some choose themselves. Some are chosen by others. But it’s not how a business goes about appointing its own green champion that matters. What matters is that every business has an individual in place whose role it is to continually drive good environmental practices and make sure that the company is heading in the right direction to hit its green aims and objectives.

How to find funding for eco improvement projects

On a list of all the people you would expect to be clued up on green funding, the government should be top. It’s the government after all that provides much of that funding, and the government that constantly talks about how businesses need to be greener.

Accreditations: Green blindness

Has the recession and proliferation of accredited firms led to the costs of eco-badges outweighing the benefits, asks Helen Morris

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