Future Links CW 30 – Green Printing Edition

This week’s future links deal with a printer with zero impact on the environment, getting 3D printing more sustainable, 40 trees at 40th anniversary, the global attitudes toward paper and the project ‘thin air’.

Seacourt Printer Achieves a Positive Impact on the Environment

Seacourt is known as an environmentally sustainable company. Now they have developed a printer which has zero impact on the environment. Seacourt worked together with the environmental specialist Empathy Sustainability to carry out stringent verification of the firm’s carbon footprint throughout its entire operation. The Net Positive programme places print at the heart of an organization’s sustainability message.

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Desktop Filament Maker Makes 3D Printing More Sustainable

ReDeTec is going to make desktop 3D printing a more environmentally sustainable and cost-efficient process. The ProtoCycler offers to make their own 3D printing filament at home. It is the only desktop recycler system that includes a built-in ginder, diameter feedback, and automatic spooling. This helps to make the expensive recyclable materials efficient. ReDeTec was recognized at Extreme Tech Challenge, the world’s largest startup competition, which helped the startup in many ways.

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Whitehall Printing Gets 40 and Plants 40 Trees

The Bristol based company Whitehall Printing celebrates its 40th anniversary by teaming up with the Forest of Avon Trust to plant trees in the surrounding area. Sustainability has always been a key subject for the managing director Joe Bendon. Because there is a strong demand for paper products by now, the company supports increasing new forest expansion across Europe.

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Results of Global Survey on Attractiveness and Sustainability of Paper and Print

Two Sides publishes an article about the global attitudes toward paper and print. In summary, the article declares that there is a preference for print and paper, which has different reasons. In the survey, most respondents agreed that, when responsibly produced, used and recycled, print and paper can be a sustainable way to communicate and nearly the same number receiving environmental claims such as “go green – go paperless” believe companies are merely seeking to save costs.

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‚Project Thin Air‘ Reduces Snack Packaging

Marks & Spencer’s ‘Project Thin Air’ reduces packaging of its snacks to continue its ethical and sustainability programme. Because of reducing the ‘thin air’ at the top of the bag, the overall size up the packaging can be reduced. The plan is to bring equally impressive savings to other areas of the business. By now the project has led to 75 tonnes of packaging being saved each year, which also implicates 152 lorries less on the road.

More at Packaging News