Robert Dark, Future Publishing’s Head of Production and Procurement, has been appointed Chairman of the PPA’s Environment Committee.
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RBS hosted the 2012 PPA Environment Forum, where publishers and industry suppliers gathered to hear from environmental policymakers.
View the winners list and browse pictures celebrating the best in magazine production and environmental best practice at our glittering ceremony at Kings Place.
The PPA works closely with Government on helping to shape environmental policy. Find out more about our Voluntary Producer Responsibility Agreement with Defra, which includes details of how the industry has successfully worked to increase recycling rates.
Find out more about our Carbon Footprint Calculator, an Excel-based tool that enables publisher to measure and reduce the carbon impact of their business activities. A new easy-to-use web-based tool that includes measurement of the carbon impacts of digital media, journalistic activities as well as printed magazines, will be launched in the coming months.
The PPA Environment group provides resources to help companies deal with environmental issues and policy. Many of the following documents are member-only and can be accessed on request by clicking the link:
> NEW: Magazine Plastic Wrapping Guidelines
> The PPA Carbon Footprint Calculator
> Environmental Best-practice Guidelines: How to Go Green and Save Money
> Template environmental policy statement
> Ethical procurement and sourcing best-practice guidelines
> Best-practice guidelines for covermounts and promotional gifts
> Identifying and promoting carbon reduction with covermounts (e.g. eco discs)
> Publisher case studies for environmental and ethical best practice
Read the magazine publishing industry's position on the key environmental areas of sustainable sourcing of fibre and recycled fibre; measuring the carbon footprint of publishers’ activities; and investigating ways to minimise the impact of unsold magazines.
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