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  • Green Stamp for local signage industry

    The local sign-making industry is claiming a new key environmental certification standard, with Green Stamp, a prominent environmental initiative in both the printing and cleaning industries (WA), now applicable to the wide format-focused sector.

    First developed by the Motor Trade Association of Australia (MTA) in conjunction with the Waste Authority in 1999, Green Stamp was quickly adopted by both the printing and cleaning industries (WA) in 2003. Most recently, following the successful completion of a pilot study in 2012, Green Stamp us now providing environmental advice and support to sign-making business in Western Australia.

    With the increasing demand on industry to achieve the Waste Authorities target of reducing commercial and industrial waste to landfill by 55 per cent by 2015, Green Stamp’s waste reduction and diversion strategies alone will ensure your business is contributing towards this target. In 2012 alone the average amount of paper waste diverted from landfill by Green Stamp members was approximately 86,418m3, not to mention the diversion of plastics, wooden pallets, alumni plates, ink containers and chemical drums.

    Similar to the printing industry, the sign-making industry has, in the past, been viewed as an industry which generates high levels of environment contamination and subsequent degradation.  The Green Stamp program aims to changes these views and support the sign-making industry by introducing best practice principles, assist with the integration of sustainable practices into daily operations and actively emphasise our members environmental commitment.

    Leading the way as Green Stamp members in the sign-making industry are Kingman Visual (Malaga) and Sign-a-Rama (Joondalup).

    Paul Elwin, print division manager, said: “At Kingman we are committed towards a sustainable future and highlight this commitment through our environmentally conscious day-to-day operations. We pride ourselves by implementing environmental best practices principles, and are proud to be a Green Stamp member which has enabled us to reach our goal.”