Label Impressions, Orange, CA, has earned FSC chain-of-custody certification and carbon neutral status through Carbonfund.org. In conjunction, the company announced a partnership with sister company Natural Source Printing, which is also carbon neutral and FSC certified, to provide a wide range of eco-friendly printed materials.
O’Neil Printing, Phoenix, is now FSC chain-of-custody certified.
A new sustainable plastic recycling system has been introduced by GOEX Corp., a manufacturer of printable plastic sheets. The company has developed a PVC plastic sheet that can be “pulled back” from non-plastic materials (magnetic tape, over-lamination film, signature panels, etc.) after the manufacturing process so that scrap can be recycled, by GOEX, back into a functional, printable plastic sheet that can be used again.
Time Inc., the world’s largest magazine publisher, has named UPM North America as its top environmental paper supplier for the second year in a row. UPM achieved the highest score on the publisher’s Sustainable Development Report Card, which involves an extensive environmental performance review that covers areas such as forestry practices, manufacturing, energy, waste and reporting.
The HP Planet Partners program helps keep computer hardware and print cartridges out of landfills. Planet Partners allows customers to recycle their HP hardware, print cartridges and LaserJet supplies at no charge. To date, the company has recycled more than 1 billion pounds of hardware and HP print cartridges globally.
Xerox Corp. has issued its 2007 Report on Global Citizenship, titled “Our Word, Our Work, Our World.” Among the areas covered are the company’s sustainability initiatives, which include diverting 2 billion pounds of waste from landfills through reuse, recycling and remanufacturing. Also outlined are its sustainability goals, which focus on climate change, biodiversity and the world’s forests, waste prevention and clean air and water.