GREEN sceneApril 2008
Hundreds of activists demonstrated at OfficeMax stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Atlanta and other cities across the country.
David Padgett of Dallas-based Padgett Printing has been promoted to the position of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) compliance director. He formerly served as the company’s director of strategic planning.
Quebecor World has obtained Chain-of-Custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The certifications were awarded to all 54 of the printer’s U.S. and Canadian printing locations.
Annapolis, MD-based Frank Gumpert Printing has been FSC and SFI Chain-of-Custody certified.
Academy Graphic Communication (AGC), Cleveland, has earned FSC and SFI Chain-of-Custody certification.
Rockville, MD-based EU Services has received dual Chain-of-Custody certification from the FSC and SFI.
Kelmscott Press of Aurora, IL, is now FSC Chain-of-Custody certified.
Several “green” announcements have been made by Sappi Fine Paper North America, including recent triple Chain-of-Custody certification from the SFI, FSC and PEFC for its mills in Skowhegan, ME; Muskegon, MI; and Cloquet, MN. Sappi has also reported that more than 78 percent of the power generated and consumed from its mills is from renewable resources such as hydro power and the burning of biomass. Additionally, Sappi has reduced water usage by 18 percent per ton of product and has reduced total energy usage by more than 22 percent per ton of product across all of its North American manufacturing sites in the past five years.
EPA Green Power Partner Pace Industries, of Reedsburg, WI, reports that it is starting 2008 with its third increase in renewable energy purchases. The extrusion manufacturer of high impact polystyrene and related products was awarded a WPPI grant for an improved air compressor system. The new compressor reduced the company’s power usage by the equivalent of 311 tons of CO2 emissions—which equates to the energy used by 200 homes annually.
Gans Ink & Supply has produced a 10-minute video titled “10 Steps to a More Eco-Friendly Pressroom,” which provides practical strategies for printers that want to appeal to an increasingly more environmentally sensitive buying public. It can be viewed at www.gansink.com . To obtain a high-resolution copy of the video, contact Gans at techsupport@gans- ink.com. PI