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

Reversible Building Expo features Healthy Printing!

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.

Healthy Printing was used for the printed communication in the expo. The printing was done by Dekkers van Gerwen, using Green4Print inks. Both parties are also included in the expo.

On January 23rd... 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

Green4Print awarded Cradle to Cradle GOLD for offset inks

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

Green4Print ontvangt Cradle to Cradle GOLD voor offset inkten

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

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

Pilot website launched!

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!

The network page for all the participants of the Healthy Printing Alliance. We would ask all participants to provide a short piece of text (100-200 words) about the com... read more