Sustainable--Not “Green” Printing

Summary:The Consortium's vision is to advance science to drive a new generation of innovative products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. Through multi-stakeholder collaboration, its mission is to design and implement credible, transparent and scalable science-based measurement and reporting systems accessible for all producers, retailers, and users of consumer products.

Doc recently tweeted about a green printing study and received a comment from sustainability expert and printing industry veteran Don Carli, calling into question the term “green” printing.

"Green Printing" is beyond being a buzzword,” said Don.  “It has become a cliché. Sustainable Print is the trope that is gaining traction and becoming a reality because of the rigor and vigor being applied to sustainable supply chain metrics by major retail and consumer goods brands participating in initiatives like the Sustainability Consortium.”

This gives Doc a good chance to promote the Sustainability Consortium, which is a non-profit organization of diverse global participants working to make the world more sustainable through better products, services and consumption. The group  develops and promotes science and integrated tools so that together they can improve informed decision making for product sustainability throughout the entire product lifecycle across all relevant consumer goods sectors.

The Consortium's vision is to advance science to drive a new generation of innovative products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. Through multi-stakeholder collaboration, its mission is to design and implement credible, transparent and scalable science-based measurement and reporting systems accessible for all producers, retailers, and users of consumer products.

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