The Sayville, New York-based Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainability certification in the graphics communication industry, recently held its annual SGP Community Day in Portland, Oregon.
The nonprofit says the event brought together leading print professionals, brands and sustainability champions for conversations on growing strategic programs and partnerships. The conference included presentations and discussions on procurement, the “circular economy” and sustainability practices from leading companies.
- Jeremy Carroll, co-founder of Latitude, a brand and experience design firm, who SGP says inspired the group with the story of his organization and its impact on their customers, the supply chain and the world.
- Pam Johnson, state procurement analyst for the state of Oregon, who discussed green procurement on the state and federal level and provided insights on creating a dialogue with procurement officials
- Nicole Bassett, co-founder of The Renewal Workshop, who told the story of her company and how the textile industry can become circular.
- Kim Holmes, vice president of sustainability for the Plastics Industry Association, discussed the “second life” of plastics and a new initiative which will focus on identifying the technical and economic feasibility of recovering plastics from different industry sectors.
“The goal of SGP’s Community Day 2017 was to create a dialogue with leading sustainable printers in North America, print industry suppliers and Fortune 500 brands to discuss how to further improve sustainability performance in the printing industry,” says Marci Kinter, SGP executive committee member and technical committee chair. “Through focused roundtable discussions and networking sessions, relationships and ideas were exchanged in dynamic way.”
SGP's Community Day 2018 will be Nov. 13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.