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
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
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
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
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
07 February 2018 | 11:10 uur
The Reversible Experience Modules expo is Europe’s largest collection of products for reversible or circular buildings. It showcases products designed for circularity in combination with their entries in the BAMB Materials Passports database. The products form a real-life, interactive building area.
On January 23rd... read more
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
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
27 October 2017 | 11:48 uur
On October 21st, the Dutch company Green4Print was awarded a Cradle to Cradle Gold certificate by Lewis Perkins, President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, for its ‘offset solutions’, including inks and varnishes.
The achievement of Gold for offset is unique worldwide and is the result of an intensive collaboration between Green4Print and EPEA Netherlands. EPEA is a research and advisory organization in the field of Cradle to Cradle. EPEA supported Green4Print in certifying... read more
27 October 2017 | 11:45 uur
Op 21 oktober ontving het Nederlandse bedrijf Green4Print het Cradle to Cradle Gold certificaat van Lewis Perkins, President van het C2C Products Innovation Institute, voor haar ‘offset solutions’, inclusief inkten en vernissen.
Het resultaat van Gold voor offset is een unicum in de wereld en is ontstaan door een intensieve samenwerking tussen Green4Print en EPEA Nederland. EPEA is onderzoeks- en adviesorganisatie op het gebied van Cradle to Cradle. EPEA ondersteunde Green4Print in de certifice... read more
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
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
20 July 2017 | 17:58 uur
The pilot website for Healthy Printing has been launched! We would like to invite all participants in an early stage to give us your feedback on the design, structure, and content. If you have any relevant content which you would like to have published on the website now, or in the future, feel free to bring it to our attention!