FESPA affirms commitment to environmental education with launch of mini guides

An example of one of the guides
An example of one of the guides

FESPA has relaunched its Planet Friendly Guide in a new format consisting of a series of mini guides.

Originally published in 2007 as a single document, the FESPA Planet Friendly Guide has now been reconfigured as one introductory guide and 10 subject-specific guides. The guides are available free of charge to members of FESPA’s 37 national associations.

The guides now target separate areas where digital and screen printing can be approached with sustainable measures. The 10 subject guides cover:

  • Pollution for Screen Printers
  • Pollution for Digital Printers
  • Hazardous Substances for Screen Printers
  • Emissions to Water for Screen Printers
  • Emissions to Air for Screen and Digital Printers
  • Waste for Screen Printers
  • Waste for Digital Printers
  • Paper and Other Substrates for Screen and Digital Printers
  • Environmental Management Techniques for Screen Printers
  • Energy for Screen and Digital Printers

Sean Holt, general secretary for FESPA commented: “Legislation and best practice are continually evolving within our industry and of course the Planet Friendly guides must incorporate these changes. We’ve also taken the opportunity to change the style of the guides, making them more reader-friendly. Keeping up to date with legislation can be prohibitively time-consuming, particularly for SMEs. The more digestible and pragmatic format should encourage printers to focus on specific areas of their business where they can implement better environmental practices in a practical and effective way.”

The Planet Friendly Guides form part of FESPA’s wider Planet Friendly programme, which incorporates environmental advice, best practice and case studies into the educational visitor programme at all FESPA’s global events.

They are currently available in English, but will be translated into French, Italian, German and Spanish at a later date.

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