Healthy Printing Newsletter: October 2018

Published on October 02 2018 | 17:49 hr by Martijn van Santen

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 future development.

Among the participants were well-known printers, ink manufacturers, representatives of large retail chains and publishers as well as recyclers and NGOs. Pilot projects on healthy printing were presented and panel discussions as well as interactive formats lead to lively discussions, for example on possibilities of improved recovery and high-quality recycling of paper products.

The Healthy Printing Symposium was an associated event with the Cradle to Cradle Congress 2018. We want to express our special thanks to the great team of the Cradle to Cradle e.V. for their excellent support in setting up the event. The Cradle to Cradle e.V. is a non-for-profit organization which supports itself via donations and active participation of volunteers.

You can find more information on the HP Symposium in Lüneburg, including a photo gallery, at We’ve also captured some impressions from the Symposium on film:

Greener Green: Carlsberg healthy printing inks for bottle labels launched globally

A highlight at the HP Symposium was the announcement by brewing group Carlsberg that they are rolling out healthy printing inks for the labels of their core brand Carlsberg globally. This ambitious goal was started through intensive cooperation and development work with the ink manufacturer hubergroup and the Töpfer printing company under the scientific supervision of EPEA. The Greener Green ink will meet the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ standard at Silver Level. Another great example of how supply chain cooperation leads to future-oriented solutions. More information at:

Healthy Printing Charter

We launched the final version of the Healthy Printing Charter only three weeks ago and have received nine signatories already. Read the Charter here and sign on! Membership is not obligatory for signing the Charter but non-members are asked to submit a membership form.


During the Symposium, participants agreed that spreading the word about healthy printing and solutions is vital to creating demand in the marketplace. At lot of information can already be found on the Healthy Printing website. And we are adding to it constantly. Please send any relevant news items to us so it can be posted on the website. Be proud of your achievements!

Article in Forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften (in German)

In its recent edition, the German magazine Forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften published an article by Katja Hansen about some of the challenges of healthy printing and solutions already in the market today – read the FNW article here.
An English version is available on request to!