Eco-Friendly

PCNA Makes Commitment to the Environment With EcoSmart Program
August 20, 2019 at 1:44 pm

Polyconcept North America (PCNA) announced that it has refreshed its pioneering EcoSmart program to meet the needs of a new generation of consumers eager for eco-friendly products and opportunities to help the planet. EcoSmart was originally established more…

Indie Rock Band The 1975 Is Printing New T-shirts on Its Old T-shirts to Minimize Waste
August 20, 2019 at 11:28 am

You'd think that a band's goal would be to make as many T-shirts as humanly possible in the hope that more fans become walking advertisements. But, British indie rockers the 1975 are trading in maximalist marketing for environmental conservation, even if it's at the expense of their own merchandising efforts. The band, which recently recorded…

FDA Considers Placing Graphic Images on Cigarette Packaging
August 16, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Since visual learners make up approximately 65 percent of our population, compelling images often play great roles in leading consumers to make purchases. If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its way, striking visuals will become the antithesis of must-have buys, as the agency is hoping to add dissuasive depictions to cigarette packaging and advertising. https://twitter.com/US_FDA/status/1162018596568088577?s=20…

Grossman Marketing Group Launches SwagCycle to Help Companies Put Obsolete and Unwanted Branded Merchandise to Good Use
August 16, 2019 at 11:16 am

Grossman Marketing Group, a fourth-generation marketing services firm based in Somerville, Mass., has launched SwagCycle, a startup focused on responsibly managing the lifecycle of branded merchandise. Ben Grossman, co-president of Grossman Marketing and founding director of the firm’s Green Marketing and Sustainability Practice, said SwagCycle will allow companies to repurpose their unwanted branded items in…

A Grocery Store's Plan to Encourage Reusable Bags Hilariously Failed Because Its Plastic Bags Were Too Awesome
August 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm

A Canadian grocery store tried to have some fun and shame customers into switching to reusable bags, but ran into trouble when its plastic bags turned out to be too awesome. Even if it didn't quite go as planned, it still ended up being a win for the store. Owner David Kwen hoped shoppers would be too ashamed to sport single-use plastic bags with graphics for made-up stores like "Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium"...

Tokyo 2020 Medals Are Made From Recycled Cell Phones
July 29, 2019 at 1:47 pm

The Tokyo Olympics in 2020 are noteworthy for their addition of sports like skateboarding, but that's not the only innovation. The medals given to winning athletes will be made from recycled electronics like cell phones. https://twitter.com/viceasia/status/1155806427589619712 Competition medals are hardly just chunks of gold, silver and bronze. The last Summer Olympics, held in Rio de…

You Have to See the Printing Tech Behind This Beverage Startup
June 26, 2019 at 3:34 pm

While scrolling through Instagram, I came across an ad that that was actually worth stopping and checking out: Smart Cups. The product looks like a typical plastic cup, but the company uses a specialized technique to print the hexagon-shaped flavoring directly in the bottom of the cup. Just add water, and...

Geiger Receives Environmental Leadership Award
June 10, 2019 at 1:47 pm

At its 25th anniversary gala, the Maine Institute for Family-Owned Business recognized Geiger with its Environmental Leadership Award. Saying that Geiger was far and away the leader in its category, the judges noted and praised the company’s 100…

Label Stories: Environmentally Conscious Plant
June 10, 2019 at 12:47 pm

You just got a request to bid 40,000 four-color paper labels on a 48-hour turnaround. It’s safe to say trees may not be the first things on your mind. But they’re on our minds, because using environmentally-certified, sustainable materials is a big part of who we are. So, in addition to fast, high-quality, high-value printing, we can help you pass a special “bonus” on to your customers...

Orbus Wins Sustainable Business Award, Celebrates Environmental Efforts
May 23, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Woodridge, Ill., announced that it has been recognized for the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) 2019 Sustainable Business Award. The Sustainable Business Award spotlights companies that have implemented projects to improve employee safety and health, reduce environmental impact, or improved business efficiency. Orbus was recognized specifically for its reduced environmental…