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New white paper unveils sustainability task force at Flint Group Packaging Iinks

With sustainability firmly at the forefront of today’s packaging supply chain, Flint Group Packaging Inks, one of the largest consumables suppliers to the global print and packaging industry, has detailed its vision for supporting circular economies in a new white paper that reveals the formation of a dedicated Sustainability Task Force.

The paper outlines the environmental challenges faced by the industry past, present and future, and examines how Flint Group Packaging Inks, through the actions of its task force, can provide sustainable solutions, insight and collaboration for its key stakeholders.

According to the company, there are four core areas of activity where Flint Group Packaging Inks is supporting the supply chain to become

Fujifilm leads globe in climate management

Fujifilm Holdings was recognised for its actions and strategies to reduce emissions and manage climate risks in its supply chain in the past reporting year. Over 4800 firms were assessed by CDP and given a Supplier Engagement Rating, based on answers to selected questions about governance, targets, scope 3 emissions, and value chain engagement of their response to the CDP 2019 climate change questionnaire and their overall CDP climate change score.

Fujifilm is among the top 3% of organisations

Brands rejecting plastic could be adding to carbon footprint

The findings of a new report about the grocery sector have found that the switch by many brands and businesses from plastic packaging to alternatives is both confusing consumers and, in some cases, having detrimental effects on the environment.

Green Alliance published the report Plastic promises: What the grocery sector is really doing about packaging last month as part of its work for the Circular Economy Task Force.

Industry insiders interviewed feared that confused consumers might put

Market research shows linerless labels as eco-friendly alternative

Future Market Insights conducted a study on linerless labels for retail, digital and flexo printing; and their potential to becoming the eco-friendly alternative.  

Since the linerless labels are designed without a release liner, which reduces the amount of raw material required to manufacture labels, and makes these labels an eco-friendly alternative. Absence of a liner layer saves on extra labour, storage, and transportation costs for end users, and reduces industrial waste and carbon

Kodak applauds 52 sustainable printers

Kodak awarded 52 printers from around the world with the 2019 Sonora Plate Green Leaf Award.

The programme, now in its seventh year, celebrates printers who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices that benefit the environment, their business and their customers. The winners were judged on a range of criteria by Kodak’s Health Safety & Environmental team, with special recognition going to the top-scoring printers from each region. 

“Those recognized in this year’s Sonora Plate Green