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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How can air pollution impact the economy and individual businesses
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How can air pollution impact the economy and individual businesses

Clare Taylor shares how the impacts of poor air quality can actually become a direct business concern and costly. Clare discusses how air pollution can considerably impact the econom and individual businesses.

22-05-2024
Mimaki Engineering launches eco-friendly carbon ink cartridges to worldwide market
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Mimaki Engineering launches eco-friendly carbon ink cartridges to worldwide market

Mimaki launches eco-friendly carton ink cartridges to the global printing industry, significantly reducing plastic usage and improving recyclability This latest solution is another initiative by the company to support printers in reducing their environmental impact

21-05-2024
Heidelberg joins the United Nations Global Compact
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Heidelberg joins the United Nations Global Compact

Laurel Brunner shares the importance of the United Nations Global Compact. Members include Mercedes-Benz, Pearson and Unilever with Heidelberg now joining as a member.

20-05-2024
FESPA UK partners with industry suppliers to improve print media recycling
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FESPA UK partners with industry suppliers to improve print media recycling

FESPA UK add Self-adhesive Plastics and Siliconised backing papers to their Waste Management Accreditation Scheme and welcomes support from key industry suppliers.

13-05-2024
How to print on sustainable self-adhesive films
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How to print on sustainable self-adhesive films

The printing industry is making substantial efforts to become more sustainable. Sustainable self-adhesive film is an important factor. Sonja Angerer shares how to print on films in an environmentally friendly way and what printers can do to become greener.

01-05-2024
The opportunities and challenges for brands with the EU Green Claims Directive
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The opportunities and challenges for brands with the EU Green Claims Directive

Steve Lister details the EU Greens Claims Directive which encourages businesses to be responsible and deters greenwashing. It demands accountability from businesses regarding their sustainability. Steve shares the potential penalties for non-compliance, how it will reduce greenwashing, the impact on brands if they are not compliant and the opportunities for brands.

19-04-2024
Sustainable sportswear: Closing the loop for a circular economy
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Sustainable sportswear: Closing the loop for a circular economy

Joanna Czutkowna is a consultant and doctoral researcher specialising in circularity within sports apparel. With over 20 years’ experience managing global sourcing strategy and innovation departments for some of the world's largest brands, she has extensive experience in product development and global supply chains. In this blog, and ahead of the ‘Designing for the Circular Economy’ panel at the 2024 Sportswear Pro conference (21 March at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands), she delves deeper into closing the loop with circular garment business models for sustainability benefits.

14-03-2024
Greener chemistry for textile & leather supply chains
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Greener chemistry for textile & leather supply chains

John Murphy, Technical Director Europe from Hohenstein shares how OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT is a credible proof of sustainable textile and leather chemicals that affect global consumers, manufacturers, brands, and retailers.

08-03-2024
The importance of gendery equality and creating job opportunities for businesses
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The importance of gendery equality and creating job opportunities for businesses

Clare Taylor discusses the significance of social responsibility for businesses. Workplace social sustainability is derived from various categories including human rights, modern slavery, discrimination and more.

06-03-2024
What are the best sustainable fibre types for use in printed sportswear?
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What are the best sustainable fibre types for use in printed sportswear?

Sam Taylor from The Good Factory discusses the latest and most suitable fibre types that can be used in printed sportswear such as bio plastics. Sam also discusses whether using recycled PET bottles for clothing is greenwashing or not.

04-03-2024
Is ESG relevant to small businesses?
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Is ESG relevant to small businesses?

Clare Taylor describes what ESG is (environmental, social and corporate) and whether it is relevant for small businesses and the reporting schemes associated.

23-02-2024
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