Printers and publishers are probably not all that fussed about what the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) gets up to, unless it involves commercial projects. However amongst the WWF’s many worthy efforts is the Living Forests Project. It’s interesting for various reasons, not least of which is the fact that it provides a catalyst for debate on the role and value of forests.
It is great news to hear that Ricoh has achieved accreditation to ISO 16759 for the Ricoh carbon calculator. ISO 16759 (Communicating and calculating the carbon footprint of print media products) is a framework methodology that provides developers with the information necessary to create sound and reliable carbon calculators for use in the graphic arts.
When we were living at home with our parents we heard it, and when we have children of our own we speak or even shout it. A messy home is bad enough. But a messy workplace is even worse because it reflects how little a business cares for its resources, human or otherwise. It also reflects how a company views the wider environment.
Getting rid of electronic stuff that is no longer cost effective is a major problem for all users of digital technologies. There are only so many relations on whom you can offload your creaking mobile phones and decrepit laptops. When it comes to bigger kit such as servers and desktop computers, businesses in all parts of the print media supply chain have some hard choices to make.
If you’re in the northern hemisphere, are you enjoying sleepy summer days, when not much seems to be happening? Or perhaps you’re struggling through cold and rain in the southern hemisphere. Either way your business hopefully is part of the busy cohort that is helping to produce signs of growth in the world economy. Worldwide economic data points to slender signs of improvement and this can only be good news for printers and publishers.