Green Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Eco-Friendly Machine
MIAMI--Original Impressions recently announced a series of "Going Green" initiatives, while unveiling its newly installed Heidelberg XL 105 printing press. The announcements were made at the company's two-day open house held in conjunction with Earth Day.
At the event, Founder and CEO Roland B. Garcia Sr. provided opening remarks on the evolution of the company's business plan to include environmentally sustainable initiatives. Additionally, Bill Eline, sales manager, Heidelberg, was on hand to discuss the eco-friendly attributes of the new printing press. The press will allow Original Impressions to significantly decrease its carbon footprint by reducing CO2 emissions generated by material consumption and printing processes of the press by more than 5 percent, paper waste by up to 80 percent and energy consumption by more than 15 percent.
The events culminated in the Garcias being presented with a proclamation from Miami-Dade County political and environmental officials honoring the company's eco-initiatives, which include receiving triple chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Making a Green Stand
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY--Xerox Corp. brought a deeper shade of green to its environmental sustainability efforts at Drupa 2008. The company's initiatives included a stand that was designed, constructed and staged in a sustainable way, and a range of offerings to help Xerox customers go green.
The 3,500-square-meter stand was built almost exclusively from recycled or reusable materials and components. The two-story exhibit structure was assembled using reused steel formed beams, and the sheet materials in the walls and displays used recycled board and sustainable forest timber. Xerox plans to reuse a lot of the structure at future events and to recycle most of the remaining materials.
Energy-efficient overhead lighting and video screens used 40 percent less power and generated 60 percent less heat than more conventional alternatives. To minimize its carbon footprint, Xerox sourced builders, materials and products locally, and used a virtual platform for planning and designing the stand, reducing air travel by more than 170 flights.