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Victorian printers give green thumbs up to SGP3

Tuesday, 15 December 2009
By Print21

Three more printing businesses have moved into greener pastures with the successful completion of SGP.

Melbourne’s Pageset, Bambra Press and Galaxy Design have achieved Sustainable Green Print Level 3 status, which is in line with the demands of full ISO 14001 accreditation.

Matt Baker, director of Galaxy Design, said that getting involved in SGP this year was a result of the company’s ongoing environmental initiatives. “When we heard about SGP we thought it was a good idea to get on board as it promoted more EMS systems in the printing industry,” he said.

Galaxy Design had already achieved ISO 14001 accreditation, and when it had an external audit in November this year, was also granted SGP3. Baker admitted that: “Because we had already been through something similar to SGP it was easier for us than perhaps for a company that may just be starting out.”
Pictured: Galaxy Design’s Matt Baker and Lexia Elsum.


Operations manager of Galaxy Design, Lexia Elsum, encouraged other businesses to get involved. “I think it’s very important for the printing industry to look at sustainable options,” she said.

According to Printing Industries, many more Victorian and Tasmanian printers and graphic designers have completed their Sustainable Green Print training and are busy preparing themselves for their formal audits soon. Dates for new SGP training courses for early 2010 will be announced shortly.

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