Publishing green: Sustainability in newspaper production
In summer 2009, WAN-IFRA, in cooperation with the Media Faculty of the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur (HTWK) in Leipzig, Germany, launched the “Sustainability in Newspaper Production” research project. Ronald Weidel is responsible in Leipzig for carrying out the project. Here is an excerpt of the interview that will be featured in the May-June edition of WAN-IFRA Magazine, in which he explains the content and objectives of the project.
In July, WAN-IFRA announced that this year’s IFRA Expo in Vienna, 12-15 October, will be a completely carbon-neutral event, thanks to the association’s partnership with AbitibiBowater which will provide carbon credits that it has accumulated through its own energy-saving initiatives to offset all of the exhibition’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We spoke with AbitibiBowater officials about the partnership as well as a range of issues dealing with sustainability in the newsprint and newspaper industries. Here is an extended version of the interview we presented in the October edition of WAN-IFRA Magazine on page 26, due out at the end of September.