Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability Spotlight offers informative and actionable advice around environmental best practice to allow businesses to make more sustainable and environmentally friendly choices for their business. FESPA speaks to industry experts about sustainability where you can discover business opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle materials and improve your knowledge.

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The business opportunity of more sustainable textiles
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The business opportunity of more sustainable textiles

Giorgio Volpi, Head of Marketing at Berger Textiles discusses the various opportunities for businesses regarding sustainable textiles.

19-02-2024
Sustainable success with interior display print applications
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Sustainable success with interior display print applications

While the interior print market has been a growth area for several years, those in this sector are now seeing an increase in demand for sustainable work. Rob Fletcher takes a look at some recent examples of planet friendly applications and analyses the materials used in these projects.

15-02-2024
FESPA Print Census: rising sustainability demands
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FESPA Print Census: rising sustainability demands

Laurel Brunner discusses the importance of Sustainability in the FESPA Print Census. Respondents were all in agreement that there is a rise in sustainability demands. The FESPA Print Census provides a detail account of the latest industry trends for FESPA members.

01-02-2024
Understanding Sustainability: Navigating Legislation, Logos, and Accreditations
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Understanding Sustainability: Navigating Legislation, Logos, and Accreditations

The subject of Sustainability can be challenging to navigate and understand particularly regarding legislation, logos and accreditations. Steve Lister emphasizes that legislation as a compliance will be crucial this year in 2024.

29-01-2024
The challenge in large format printing: cheap vs sustainable products
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The challenge in large format printing: cheap vs sustainable products

Sonja Angerer shares how print buyers want to buy cheap but sustainable products without the additional cost. Is this really true and what does this mean for the future of large format printing?

19-01-2024
Xeikon and Sappi collaboration
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Xeikon and Sappi collaboration

Sappi, the world’s leading maker of flexible packaging papers and Xeikon, the top webfed digital press developer and manufacturer, are working together on a new packaging product. The paper-based material and colorant is expected to save resources while ensuring high print image quality, recyclability and food safety.

15-12-2023
12 steps to create your sustainable web-to-print business
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12 steps to create your sustainable web-to-print business

FESPA's Head of Associations & Technical Lead shares an insightful step by step guide on how to start a sustainable web-to-print business. This offers a lucrative opportunity for printers and provides personalised solutions in a sustainable way.

06-12-2023
The use of mercury lamps on the decrease
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The use of mercury lamps on the decrease

Laurel Brunner shares the ongoing trend of mercury lamps being less and less used across the printing industry. Governments and bodies around the world are now banning the use of mercury in products by the end of 2025.

04-12-2023
Standards and certifications are important
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Standards and certifications are important

Laurel Brunner discusses the importance of quality control and production excellence are important factors to consider for the profit in modern print production. Growing numbers of manufacturers are setting up are creating their own standards and certification programmes.

16-11-2023
Points of sustainability progress
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Points of sustainability progress

Laurel Brunner shares progress that has been made in sustainability across the print sector with a particular look at ISO standards and recycling.

01-11-2023
Insite Graphics achieves Tier 5 ESSA Sustainability Accreditation due to sustainable initiatives
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Insite Graphics achieves Tier 5 ESSA Sustainability Accreditation due to sustainable initiatives

Insite Graphics are the go-to industry experts in business event signage and graphics. Here, they share the business’ sustainable initiatives that have helped them gain Tier 5 ESSA Sustainability Accreditation. By sharing these initiatives, they hope they can offer other businesses inspiration to take their first step towards making their own businesses more sustainable.

27-10-2023
Sustainability certifications on the rise
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Sustainability certifications on the rise

Laurel Brunner discusses how more printers and manufacturers are seeking sustainability certifications and how having certifications shows that a business has undergone some soft of accountability process.

18-10-2023
How to make effective sustainable changes for your business
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How to make effective sustainable changes for your business

FESPA has created Sustainability Spotlight to offer informative and actionable advice around environmental best practice to allow businesses to make more sustainable and environmentally friendly choices for their business. This article offers various guidelines for businesses to help them make sustainable business changes, access the full guidelines below.

17-10-2023
How meaningful are goals for reducing environmental impact?
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How meaningful are goals for reducing environmental impact?

Laurel Brunner discusses the importance of resource management and improved process control for businesses who are interested in sustainability initiatives.

05-10-2023
Certification Schemes, Energy Reduction and Brands
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Certification Schemes, Energy Reduction and Brands

Sustainability is crucial for every business to take into account, particularly the certification schemes available, the importance of energy reduction and the significance of understanding your business's supply chains.

03-10-2023
Circular Economy, Sustainable Materials and Carbon FootPrinting
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Circular Economy, Sustainable Materials and Carbon FootPrinting

Sustainability is a journey for all businesses and it is important for businesses to take into use sustainable materials, be aware of the UN SDGs, aim to become more circular and to ensure their business is carbon footprinting.

03-10-2023
Are digital press manufacturers doing their customers a disservice?
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Are digital press manufacturers doing their customers a disservice?

Laurl Brunner discusses how some digital press manufacturers currently have sustainability policies, however too few of them have had proper sustainability conversations with their customers.

29-08-2023
The latest trends in Circular Economy
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The latest trends in Circular Economy

Clare Taylor provides an update on what different countries around the world are doing in their governments to strive for a circular economy.

28-08-2023