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March 2008
PRINTER NEWS

Times Printing Is Climbing Green Tier

RANDOM LAKE, WI—Times Printing has announced its acceptance into Wisconsin’s Green Tier program, which is sponsored by the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The program “provides incentives that enable good environmental citizens to go beyond compliance and perform to a higher environmental level, while allowing the DNR to focus its resources on facilities not meeting requirements,” says Wendy Scholler, Times’ environmental, health and safety coordinator.

Times’ many eco-friendly initiatives include replacing three catalytic oxidizers with one regenerative thermal oxidizer, which has dramatically reduced energy use and VOC emissions; setting up recycling programs for ink and waste-absorbent materials; replacing light fixtures throughout the plant with energy-efficient lighting; and replacing solvents with environmentally friendly, biodegradable products. The printer has also committed to implementing an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System or a functionally equivalent system, within one year of acceptance into the program.



Printing Concepts, Erie, PA, has been chain-of-custody certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

H+D Graphics, Hialeah, FL, recently received FSC chain-of-custody certification.

Heritage, a printing, promotional and fulfillment solutions provider in El Reno, OK, is now FSC chain-of-custody certified.

The Harty Press, New Haven, CT, has earned FSC certification.

Cultivate Communications, Los Angeles, has been tri-certified by the FSC, SFI and PEFC, and has partnered with TerraPass to sponsor clean energy and carbon emission reduction projects.

Concord Litho, Concord, NH, achieved FSC chain-of-custody certification, as part of its “Green Printing Options.”

Signature Card, Richardson, TX, has announced its Green Initiative, which includes providing biodegradable corn stock and recycled card stock for magnetic stripe and generic plastic card printing. Both types of cards are printed using the same quality techniques as standard laminated PVC products.



SUPPLIER NEWS

Pitney Bowes has joined the World Environment Center (WEC), a global non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development business practices. Through its membership with the WEC, Pitney Bowes aims to promote awareness of the many advances the mailing industry has made, and will continue to make, to significantly enhance the environmental sustainability of the mailstream.

Mohawk Fine Papers presented WondriskaRusso, a West Hartford, CT-based integrated communication design firm, with its Mohawk Windpower Partnership Award for choosing Mohawk Via 30 percent post-consumer waste stock (made with electricity generated by renewable windpower) for materials related to The Edward Hopper Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
 

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