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November 2007
Arandell Corp. Honored by DNR

MADISON, WI—Arandell Corp., of Menomonee Falls, WI, was welcomed September 27 into the state’s Green Tier program, which provides regulatory and publicity incentives to organizations that voluntarily achieve superior environmental performance. Representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state officials honored Arandell Corp. at a ceremony here.

Prior to joining Green Tier, the high-end catalog printer recycled more than 43 million pounds of paper, aluminum, plastic film and inks. By switching to a new lighting system, Arandell saves 1.8 million kilowatt-hours annually. Arandell also reduced its VOC emissions by 20 tons after installing new press wash systems.

As a Green Tier participant, Arandell pledges to add to its environmental performance by reducing its water and energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, reusing or recycling 100 percent of the silver and nickel used in the printing process, and continuing its certification by the Forest Stewardship Council.



PRINTER NEWS

RPI Printing, Fall River, MA, has obtained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification.

Signature Printing, East Providence, RI, has been awarded FSC Chain-of-Custody certification.

Trend Offset Printing has achieved FSC Chain-of-Custody certification for its three printing facilities in Los Alamitos, CA; Carrollton, TX; and Jacksonville, FL.

Also, the California plant recently received a Waste Management Reduction Program (WRAP) award for responsible waste prevention, recovery, reuse and recycling activities. And, the Florida plant was awarded an Environmental Stewardship Award for achieving 100 percent environmental compliance in industrial pretreatment for 2006.

Curtis Packaging, Sandy Hook, CT, announced that it became the first carbon neutral printing and packaging company in North America. In addition, Curtis Packaging is FSC certified, and it uses 100 percent renewable energy to power all of its operations.

Sandy Alexander, headquartered in Clifton, NJ, has released its first-ever Environmental Responsibility Report to its stakeholders, which reviews, among other things, the three key elements of the printer’s comprehensive environmental program: energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction; waste reduction and expanded recycling; and communications and education.

Sandy Alexander is certified to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. Additionally, the printer is FSC certified, uses 100 percent wind-generated energy, and is a member of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership and EPA Green Power Leadership Club.

Cary Printing of Cary, NC, has been named as one of the finalists in the Innovative Initiatives category of the 2007 North Carolina Sustainability Awards. Cary Printing exercises environmental stewardship by using vegetable-based inks and aqueous coatings, recycling its paper waste, and educating/engaging its employees and clients about sustainability.
 

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