Healthy Printing Newsletter: January 2019

18 January 2019 | 11:32 uur

The value of Healthy Printing – reasons for being part of the Initiative!

As promised, we completed additional film impressions from the Healthy Printing Symposium in Lüneburg: HPI network partners B.A.U.M., Cewe, EcoMedia, EPEA, Green4Print, Heider Druck, hubergroup, Ingede,Töpfer, Veolia, Vögeli, VPK Packaging and WWF Germany present why they are members of the network and how they work towards optimizing printing to support healthier paper flows.

Feel free to share the first of three videos... read more

Healthy Printing Newsletter: November 2018

15 November 2018 | 11:08 uur

Forum: Packaging - Healthy. Recyclable. Beneficial.

You are cordially invited to join the upcoming C2C Expert Forum in Berlin, which is organized by the HPI member C2C e.V. and will cover keynotes and discussions regarding safe and healthy packaging innovations.

The event will bring together decision makers from various institutions with C2C experts to anchor Cradle to Cradle in packaging manufacturing and use. Stakeholders from various sectors will share their experience on packaging, material... read more

Cradle to Cradle Expert Forum: Packaging - Healthy. Recyclable. Beneficial.

08 November 2018 | 14:35 uur

Beneficial packaging made of plastics and pulp for defined use scenarios and recycling.

Dear Healthy Printing Members,

you are cordially invited to join the upcoming Cradle to Cradle Expert Forum in Berlin, which is organized by the HPI member C2C e.V. and will cover keynotes and discussions regarding safe and healthy packaging innovations.

Date: Wednesday, 05.12.2018
Time: Admission: 16:00 / Keynotes: 16:30 - 17:00 / Discussion: 17:00 - 18:00 / 18:00 - 19:00 Get-together
Where: Berlin - Aedes... read more

Healthy Printing Newsletter: October 2018

02 October 2018 | 17:49 uur

Healthy Printing Symposium Exceeds Expectations

The Healthy Printing Symposium in Lüneburg on September 14, 2018 was a success, exceeding attendance expectations and announcing new global initiatives. Thanks to many frontrunners from different sectors, we were able to set up an ambitious programme that attracted more than 100 stakeholders from the whole supply chain and beyond. Having so many stakeholders with a shared goal and willingness to move forward created optimism for the initiative’s... read more

Healthy Printing Symposium launches new approach to future proofing printed products

18 September 2018 | 17:10 uur

For the first time the Healthy Printing Symposium in Lüneburg on September 14th, brought together members of the initiative and many other participants. The event, which showcased the first global rollout of healthy printing inks among other achievements, saw more than one hundred participants open a new chapter in healthy printing products. Among the participants were well-known printers, ink manufacturers, representatives of large retail chains and publishers as well as recyclers.

The event... read more

Healthy Printing Newsletter: July 2018

26 July 2018 | 15:08 uur

Healthy Printing Symposium 2018

Connecting customers and suppliers to scale up innovation and demand

Location: Leuphana University Campus, Lüneburg
Date: Friday 14-09-2018

Speakers announced

We are delighted to announce the following speakers from across the Healthy Printing spectrum: B.A.U.M., one of Europe’s largest associations for sustainable business, Carlsberg Group, one of the largest brewing companies with extensive printed packaging, De Schepper, the largest printing broker in The... read more

EPEA & B.A.U.M. release Healthy Printing Report

21 June 2018 | 10:11 uur

Magazines, packaging, printing inks and office paper enrich our everyday lives. But how good are these products for people and the environment? What about recyclability? The joint report by B.A.U.M. and EPEA as part of the Healthy Printing Initiative shows how to design healthy printing products to achieve a new quality of recycling and to make the most of paper as a valuable resource.

More than 400 million tons of paper are produced each year. The global market grows annually by approx. 1.5%,... read more

Healthy Printing in DOEN publication!

03 May 2018 | 13:11 uur

The DOEN Foundation’s latest publication features healthy printing! DOEN recently published a special on social entrepreneurship, called “Iedereen doet mee, op weg naar een inclusieve en betrokken samenleving” (Everyone participates, towards an inclusive and involved society). The hardcopy of the publication was printed by Dekkers van Gerwen, using Green4Print inks, and is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ on the Silver level.

The special showcases some of the social initiatives the DOEN Foundation is... read more

Healthy Printing Newsletter: May 2018

03 May 2018 | 10:44 uur

In 2018, the ban by China on importing many types of waste including paper and paperboard waste came into effect. The ban is creating a crisis in the recycling industry especially in Europe from where large amounts were exported to China. The solution of course is more effective recycling in Europe, which includes more effective design for recycling. Healthy Printing is a basic tool to do that and as a result, has moved up considerably on the agenda.

New members of the Healthy Printing Initia... read more

Healthy Printing in European Exhibition!

02 May 2018 | 15:12 uur

Healthy Printing is featured in the Reversible Experience Modules (REMs)! The REMs are a traveling exhibition showcasing 70 circular products from the built environment, and their corresponding Materials Passports, which were developed as a tool to enable material reutilization.

All of the printed paper products in the expo are optimized toward Healthy Printing, including business cards for each product, flyers, and the exhibition’s manual guide. The featured printed products were printed by... read more

Case study - The Trillion Dollar Shift

15 February 2018 | 09:46 uur

BOOK - The Trillion Dollar Shift

On January 25th, 2018, Marga Hoek’s latest book was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The Trillion Dollar Shift is printed on paper made from agricultural waste (leaves and stems) by HPI member PaperWise, with Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold offset inks by HPI member Green4Print. The production was based on an IPA (solvent) free print process by Ecodrukkers. Additionally, the CO2 footprint of the book was compensated, and the laminate for the cover... read more

Healthy Printing Newsletter: December 2017

12 December 2017 | 16:26 uur

The Healthy Printing Initiative, launched by EPEA with support of the DOEN Foundation to scale up availability of healthier substances in printed publications and packaging, is welcoming more and more members willing to improve the printing industry. As the first year of this initiative draws to a close, we wanted to update you with this first newsletter and present some highlights.

New Cradle to Cradle Certified™ inks:

The initiative benefits from work initiated by several ink manufacturers... read more

Healthy Printing on TV

28 November 2017 | 14:21 uur

Today, the Dutch telvision show Koffietijd aired an item on Healthy Printing. In this item, Bas Gehlen, General Director at WEPA Nederland, and Hein van Tuijl, Managing Director of EPEA Nederland, explain the neccesity of Healthy Printing according the Cradle to Cradle Design Framework. This is illustrated through the production of toilet paper from 100% recycled paper at WEPA Nederland’s facility in Swalmen. For the toilet paper to be healthy to use for humans and then be suitable for returning... read more

Michael Braungart talks about Healthy Printing

26 July 2017 | 12:31 uur

The scientific paper “Cradle to Cradle - Breaking with conventional sustainability concepts by defining chemicals positively”, written by EPEA CEO Prof. Michael Braungart and Cedric Wintraecken, was published in the ‘June - Annual on Sustainability’ issue of the Indian Chemical Industry Digest.

The article takes up latest developments regarding Cradle to Cradle such as the ‘Healthy Printing Initiative’, launched by EPEA with support of the DOEN Foundation to scale up availability of healthier... read more

Why the DOEN Foundation supports Healthy Printing!

26 July 2017 | 09:40 uur

Earlier this year, EPEA launched the Healthy Printing! initiative with help from the DOEN foundation. The goal of the initiative is to upscale the use of healthy inks and printing chemicals, so cleaner paper recycling systems can be realized. Paper is recycled on a large scale today, but often heavily polluted. This may cause issues in new applications.

Recently, the DOEN Foundation published an article on Healthy Printing! as part of its booklet on projects it supports. Included is a description... read more