Environmental Performance and Sustainable Labeling: Become a 'greener' label converter and user

Environmental Performance and Sustainable Labeling: Become a 'greener' label converter and user


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This book provides label converters and industry suppliers with information about the environment, sustainability, climate change and waste debate as it affects the label industry, and reviews the legislation, guidelines, directives, protocols and industry initiatives that have been introduced over the past decade.

It sets out guidance on how the converter or supplier can establish an environmental management system, implement ISO 14000, EMAS, LIFE or supplier scorecard programs in the areas of materials selection and usage, production performance, carbon emissions, waste management and disposal, life cycle assessment, transport and distribution, and concludes with a chapter on retailer and end-user considerations.

Throughout the book there are guideline environmental policy statements that the converter can adapt and use, case study examples of how companies are meeting environment and sustainability challenges, together with flow charts, diagrams and other illustrations that help to analyse and explain environmental solutions. It is hoped that this book will guide the industry towards a more sustainable and hopefully more profitable future.

Chapters include:

  • Making sense of sustainable labeling
  • Developing an environmental management and audit system
  • Label materials selection and usage
  • Label converter production performance
  • Solid waste management in the label plant
  • Design for sustainable performance
  • Transport and distribution
  • Retailer and end-user considerations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910507018
Publisher: Tarsus Exhibitions & Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 08/16/2014
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Michael Fairley has been writing and speaking about label and packaging materials, technology and applications since the 1970s, both as the founder of Labels & Labeling and other print industry magazine titles and as an international consultant writing label industry market and technology research reports for the likes of Frost & Sullivan, Economist Intelligence Unit, Pira, InfoTrends and Labels & Labelling Consultancy.

He now works as a consultant to Tarsus Exhibitions & Publishing - which organizes the Labelexpo shows, Label Summits and publishes Labels & Labeling magazine - as well as regularly speaking at industry conferences and seminars.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Packaging / Packaging Society, Fellow of IP3, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers, an Honorary Life Member of FINAT and a Licentiate of the City & Guilds of London Institute. He was awarded the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Danielle Jerschefske is the North America Editor for Labels & Labeling magazine, holding a Bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Danielle regularly presents at leading industry conferences on subjects including environmental strategies, interactive packaging, regional and global trends, and the rise of the private label.

Danielle has closely followed the emergence of environmental consciousness within the label industry and was awarded 'Publication of the Year - 2007' in the article category for her piece, 'Green 101' by the PNEAC. She is an active participant in the TLMI environmental committee, its recycling subcommittee and a proponent of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation.

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