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Hungry for Sustainability

Posted by Heather Nortz on 8/26/19 7:00 AM

In preparation for the eagerly awaited conversations to come during PRINTING United’s Sustainability Strategies Luncheon: Inside and Out on October 23, I reached out to two of our speakers to hear their insights on the world of sustainable print today and what they project for the future. Dale Crownover, the CEO of Texas Nameplate Company, and Brett Thompson, the Sign and Graphic Market Manager of Piedmont Plastics joined me in discussing how they define sustainable print, the generational gap with “green” vocabulary and more.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Sustainability, Printing United

The Sustainable Packaging Loop

Posted by Heather Nortz on 8/5/19 7:05 AM

What is one thing online shopping and takeout food have in common? Packaging. The convenience of clothes, furniture or whatever your heart’s desire being delivered to your door comes with the cost of the protective layer wrapped around it. We have cast aside this foam peanut-filled cardboard or plastic time and time again — into the garbage bin it goes, to be forgotten while the long-awaited prize inside is revealed and gazed at. Gone are the days of the milkman when the package was valued — carefully emptied and returned to its original sender to be refilled again — or are they?

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Topics: Packaging, Printed Packaging, Sustainability, Business Operations

Sustainability Starts Here

Posted by Michael Compton on 6/10/19 6:30 AM

Do you ever ask yourself the question, “What is sustainability and what does it mean to me as a print service provider?”

By definition, sustainability is “the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.” A few years ago, sustainability was a little-known word in the printing industry and rarely understood, along with the impact it could have on printing operations from the print service provider to the end user. Now, sustainability is one of the hottest topics we encounter daily in the industry.

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Topics: Green Technology, Sustainability, Printing United, Business Operations

Simple Sustainable Steps for the Printing Industry

Posted by Marci Kinter on 4/22/19 12:44 PM

Sustainability. It’s a word not often directly associated with printing, but I beg to differ. With SGIA’s Sustainable Business Recognition Award program, we continue to see members taking steps to reduce their environmental impact and increase their sustainable footprints.

This year, we’ve recognized 30 facilities for their sustainability programs, focused on all three pillars: people, profit and planet. I’m sharing a few highlights to not only inspire you to take your first steps, but to show that a sustainable journey does not have to be difficult. In fact, it can start with the simple act of changing your lightbulbs.

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Topics: Business Solutions, Sustainability, Employee Management, Business Operations

Is Sustainability Still a Driver?

Posted by Marci Kinter on 11/26/18 3:56 PM

Is sustainability still a driver? Yes, according to the speakers at the Brands Talking Sustainability Luncheon at the SGIA Expo.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Leadership and Culture, Retail, Business Solutions, OSHA, Green Technology, Sustainability