Categorysustainability

How to Reduce The Waste of Resources via Modern Packaging

In this day and age, packaging has become indispensable in our everyday life, especially in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors. There are regulatory frameworks dictating the disposal of production waste and operating materials that have played a major part in waste management. However, it lies in our hands to lessen the burden on the climate. How can we reduce the consumables on a large scale with the help of modern packaging?

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How Ink Manufacturers And Their Suppliers Are Working Together to Achieve Sustainability Goals

In the face of the impending consequences of climate change, many industries are facing the challenges of adapting production and their use of raw materials to the corresponding conditions. This dynamic is also being experienced by the printing industry. Raw material manufacturers in particular report that their ink customers are becoming increasingly familiar with sustainable approaches such as cradle-to-cradle product development. Companies' efforts to operate sustainably also stem from a key customer need for sustainability.

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Sustainable Print Production with New Inks

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and PURe inks Europe GmbH (PURe) have signed a Europe-wide collaboration agreement with the goal to make offset printing more sustainable. Meanwhile Ricoh in cooperation with equipment manufacturer Olbrich has developed its own plant-based ink to nurture sustainability in commercial and packaging printing.

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The New Era of Sustainable Packaging: Cartons Can Be Recycled Over 25 Times!

The lifespan of a recycled carton is expected to be much shorter than it is. In fact, the latest study conducted by Graz University of Technology disproves the widely believed mythos. The recyclability of fiber-based packaging materials, such as paper, cardboard, cartons and folding boxes does not amount to only 4 to 7 recycling cycles. On the contrary, cartons can be recycled at least 25 times without losing their material integrity. This mind-blowing finding opens new eco-friendly opportunities for the packaging industry.

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Luxury Brand Brunello Cucinelli Joins Forces With Epson: The Inauguration of PaperLab

No one would deny the fact that paper consumption in offices partakes in the growing waste issue. As a rule, half of a business’s total waste consists of paper waste which not only ends up in landfills later but also causes CO2 emissions. However, Brunello Cucinelli met the paper waste issue head-on. Having sealed the partnership with Epson, the high-fashion label welcomes their new “white-collar worker“: the in-office paper recycler PaperLab.

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