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Printing Substrates: End of Life Options

Our 2015 Sustainability Goals

Reducing Environmental Footprint

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Water Conservation
  • Fleet Fuel Efficiency
  • Air Carcinogens
  • Independent Verification of Site Programs

Serving the Marketplace

  • Environmentally Smart Market Opportunitiesfrom R&D Efforts
  • Products that Reduce Greenhouse GasEmissions
  • Revenues from Non-Depletable Resources
  • Products that Protect People

End of Life Options

  • Landfills  
  • Energy Recovery/Incineration
  • Recycling
  • Biodegradable/Compostable
  • Reduce/Reuse


A blend of recovery and end of life options

  • Overall life cycle impact should be taken into account
  • Shifting waste from landfill will create savings of energy
  • Recycling targets should be adapted to foster innovation
  • Look at long term/big picture
  • Measure success via economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, corporate citizenship
  • No single country has all the solutions for plastics recovery 

Perform activities that help achieve sustainability goals

  • Align with suppliers/partners equally committed to sustainability
  • Pick reasonable targets for the future showing commitment
  • Look for product/package designs that encourage sustainability
  • Learn customers’ scorecards and how they rate or define sustainability
  • Understand the environmental impacts of your product throughout life cycle
  • Confirm the science behind each claim and have evidence
  • Use appropriate and truthful language, don’t ‘greenwash’