Category: Environmental

  • Xeikon validates Kotkamills sustainable paper cups

    The Finnish paper mill Kotkamills Oy has developed a sustainable paper cup stock, Kotkamills Isla Duo, which Xeikon has now validated for use with its dry toner digital printers.

  • Fujifilm Tilburg plant completely wind-powered

    Fujifilm has demonstrated its continuing commitment to the environment by using wind energy for its European plate making plant in Tilburg.

  • Ingede certifies KBA inkjet press

    Ingede, the International Association of the Deinking Industry, has certified KBA’s RotaJET L-Series web-fed inkjet presses as extremely deinkable.

  • Carbon balanced paper relaunched in UK

    CarbonCo, working in partnership with international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT), has relaunched the Carbon Balanced Paper concept to the UK. This aims to help printers source paper that has been specifically carbon-balanced so that they and their customers can improve their environmental response.

  • Burning the midnight LEDs

    Burning the midnight LEDs Much late night wrangling by various political mandarins has finally led to a draft proposal on curbing greenhouse gases. This has been much celebrated even though it’s still to be agreed by the world leaders, let alone actually implemented. But no matter – this issue is too important to leave to…

  • Epson recycles office paper

    Epson has developed a machine that can recycle shredded copy paper into new paper suitable for office use. The PaperLab is a reasonably compact machine that’s meant to sit in an office and will give companies the ability to securely destroy old documents and turn them into new paper, without having to send the papers…

  • Earthinks launches green gravure inks

    Earthinks, a relatively new company that specializes in developing environmentally-friendly inks, has announced a new range of gravure inks and specialist coatings, which are made from sustainable and non-polluting resources.

  • Two sides publishes pro-print fact sheets

    Two Sides, an organization that promotes the sustainability and attractiveness of print and paper, has published a series of 11 fact sheets to address a wide array of environmental and social issues. These cover the most common areas of misunderstanding, ranging from the real environmental impact of electronic communication, to the sustainability of paper-based printed…

  • Avery Dennison expands label recycling

    Avery Dennison and Belgian-based Seliplast AG (which is an acronym for Second Life for Plastics) have launched a recycling scheme for label matrix waste made of polypropylene and polyethylene. The programme is now available to converters in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and France.

  • RISI predicts growth in recovered paper

    RISI, which analyses global forest product markets, predicts that worldwide demand for recovered paper will increase over the next five years as part of overall growth in the paper and board markets.

  • Charger with automatic off launched

    Harri Tiainen, a Finnish inventor has developed a battery charger for mobile devices that can automatically cut the electric current once the device is charged.

  • Europeans Recycled 65 billion PET bottles in 2013

    According to Petcore Europe, the European region recycled the equivalent of 65 billion PET bottles last year, making this the most recycled plastic material in Europe.