Welcome to our One-Stop Shop for Lean and Green Resources.
environment is an essential part of Printing Industries work on behalf
of its members. We work to present a united, cohesive industry voice to
government and other industry sectors on environmental issues including
the Packaging Covenant, Product Stewardship, Greenhouse Challenge,
recycling and waste management and the promotion of environmentally
In this section you can access a range of resources to help you develop and comply with environmental standards.
Printing Industries projects and resources developed over
several years encourage environmental participation in company business
plans and operations. Our policy on the environment promote:
- Sustainable development
- Environmental management
- Resource management
- Waste management
We have established a set of guiding principles which include:
- Encouraging the industry to adopt sustainable practises as a key element in ensuring the long term prosperity of the industry.
that industry activities have both positive and negative effects on the
environment. The adverse effects need to be minimised and if possible
- Continuous improvement in environmental performance should be a standard goal for printing companies
- Processes resulting in improvements in environmental performance should be viewed as a benefit and not as a cost.
a “Green Printer” can help improve the bottom line through savings in
waste disposal costs and raw materials, energy consumption, insurance
(address worker safety concerns), and improved company image.
in the National Packaging Coveant and the Greenhouse Challenge Plus and
encouragement of our members to be similarly involved.
essential raw material of the industry – paper is a
renewable/sustainable resource this gives an important incentive for the
other parts of the industry value chain to also engage in sustainable
Find out what's happening in the environmental area and benefit from the resources being developed by Printing Industries. Check back regularly for updates.
Print Promotion Find resources to promote the printing industry within the industry and to the broader community.
Sustainable Green Print (SGP) Be a leader and register to become a certified printer.
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme - start planning now
Australian Paper Develops Carbon Neutral Paper
Australian Paper has developed a first for the Australian market - carbon neutral paper
Making Chemical Control Easier for Australian Printers
Launch of the Essential Chemical Controls for Australian Printers.
Free Downloads Being part of the solution
Waste Reduction in the Printing Industry
Know your Printing Paper Guide
Forging New Links with the Environment
Reducing VOC Solvent Use in the Printing Industry
Save the World With Print
- Australian Printer November 2007 Edition
Eye On the Environment - ProPrint Special feature (June 2006 Edition)