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  • Sustainability Update: Going green an industry staple

    Sustainability Update: Going green an industry staple

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || June 3, 2015
    Becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly is now a core practice at most companies in the label industry. In today’s market, it is more of the rule than the exception. In 1987, the United Nations World Commission on Environment…

  • The Label Printers participates in Sustainable Waste Management Conference

    July 21, 2014
    The Label Printers’ George Tommasi participated as a presenter at the recent Sustainable Waste Management Conference, hosted by the Lake Michigan States Section of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). Tommasi was invited to p…

  • ‘Turning Vision Into Reality’ at TLMI Tech Conference

    ‘Turning Vision Into Reality’ at TLMI Tech Conference

    October 14, 2013
    More than 350 attendees gathered September 4-5 for TLMI’s Technical Conference, an association event held biannually in Chicago. Over the course of two days more than 70 presenters, session chairs and panelists led technical discussions and gav…

  • A map for matrix recycling

    A map for matrix recycling

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || May 31, 2013
    Avery Dennison’s interactive map shows options to landfilling in the USA.

  • The burden of bioplastics

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || November 29, 2012
    Alexander Watson Associates (AWA) has just completed its first edition of the Pressure Sensitive Label Waste Management Report. It’s a summary of where waste is generated in our supply chain, the complexity of logistics and packaging, and the d…

  • Sustainability


    Steve Katz, Editor || October 9, 2012
    Examining a label’s life cycle is paramount to developing a greener product.

  • A Meeting of Minds

    A Meeting of Minds

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || May 24, 2012
    The L9, a global group of industry associations, met in Tokyo to discuss global awards, standards and sustainability.

  • UPM RFID helping to turn trash to cash

    March 13, 2012
    In Cincinnati, the implementation of an RFID-based recycling system has increased citizen recycling participation from 40 to 79 percent.

  • A Spanish converter tackles on-press waste

    A Spanish converter tackles on-press waste

    August 19, 2011
    The Martin Automatic MLS fitted to the overhead rail system of a Nilpeter FA4 at Graficas Varias saves 25 to 50 meters of substrate per roll change.