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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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