David Savastano, Editor01.21.20
In recent years, there has been increasing emphasis on sustainability throughout the world of industry, and the ink business is no exception. Consumers are becoming more interested in purchasing environmentally friendly products, which drives brand owners’ decisions when it comes to sourcing materials. This, in turn, is impacting packaging, publications, textiles or other end products, which is where the ink industry comes in.
In “The Ink Industry and the Environment,” ink manufacturers and association leaders discuss sustainability and recyclability, as well as the mandates they face from customers and governments. There are a lot of factors involved, and it takes plenty of planning to reach the necessary goals.
To begin with, the ingredients the ink industry needs are not infinite, and developing solutions from renewable resources is essential. Being able to recycle and reuse these products in a cradle-to-cradle approach is both good for environmental an
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