Business Management - Sustainability
Because several areas in Michigan failed to achieve compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is moving forward with a series of new regulations for printing operations there.
As companies look to cut costs, they encourage customers to switch from paper to digital communications through misleading marketing. The Two Sides Anti-Greenwashing Campaign urges these companies to remove anti-paper environmental claims.
Walmart Print Solutions and the U.S. Government Publishing Office were among a small group of printing operations honored this week for recertifying their SGP sustainability certification, which recognizes top sustainability leaders in the printing industry.
The global trend toward sustainability has opened up new growth opportunities for Heidelberg, which has set up an Environmental Social Governance panel responsible for developing strategy.
Pangaia has taken the sustainable sweatshirt to new heights by using ink made from air pollution. The stylish comfort wear line already uses minimal ink for small logos on the products’ chest or hip. And what little ink it does use is made from turning carbon emissions into what the company calls “Air-Ink.”
Over the past several years, a renewed intensity in sustainability has emerged with new focuses on microplastics; ocean plastics; circular economy; environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scoring; and extended producer responsibility.
Thanks to a renewed effort, 14 companies have changed or removed misleading environmental claims related to print and paper so far this year, including large banks, utilities and notably, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Earlier this month Print Drives America had another ad in the national print edition of the Wall Street Journal. The ad headlined “PRINT IS GREEN” is one of four ads that Print Drives America uses to dispel myths about PRINT and encourage the use of PRINT.