The forces influencing today’s print industry and related sustainable printing efforts are complex and often confusing for printers and their clients. Key factors include electronic media, technology and innovation, environmental regulations, global economics, and increasing use of mobile and interactive platforms by consumers. Sustainable printing methods are becoming more and more popular as individuals and […]
We were recently honored to learn that IWCO Direct was recognized by Canopy, an international environmental non-governmental organization (NGO), for our sustainability efforts and continuing to prioritize forest conservation and low-footprint, sustainable paper sourcing throughout the challenges of the last year.
The data has been collected and numbers have been crunched, and we are proud to announce the publication of our 2019 Environmental Snapshot. This annual infographic has been a one-page representation of some of the many metrics we monitor when evaluating our environmental performance over the past few years. It’s been fun for our team to look back to see how much we’ve improved and how our focus has shifted to different aspects of sustainability over time.
Fall brings with it a special opportunity to give back to the community by sharing resources with teachers. We have been donating paper to the Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) Paper Drive for the past ten years. PIM members donate paper to support the needs of teachers from schools across the Midwest [...]
It’s an exciting time for IWCO Direct us we continue our environmental sustainability journey by preparing to launch two innovative products that will surely be a win-win-win situation: a win for our clients, a win for our company, and a win for the environment […]
As we bring our week-long look at sustainability to an end, I wanted to touch on a very big movement sweeping the nation and also the world: the extinction of plastic straws [...]
Paper dates back thousands of years. The paper we know today was created in 105AD by a man named Ts’ai Lun in China. Since the early 2000s, the rise of smartphones and other smart devices has made people question the sustainability of paper-based communications, while largely giving digital media a pass [...]
Whether you work for a big company or a small one, it’s important to keep your impact on the environment in mind. Even small businesses can make strides to reduce their carbon footprint, resulting in benefits for the company, the environment, and individual employees.
Since the first observance of Arbor Day in Nebraska in 1872 with the planting of about one million trees, Americans have used the holiday as an occasion to reflect on the importance of trees and forests. Arbor Day became an official, legal holiday in 1885 and is always celebrated on the last Friday in April. […]
Yesterday was the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, the day that marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earthday.org describes 1970 like this: “Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly […]