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printing company Monroe Litho is being recognized by the New York
State Pollution Prevention Institute
for leadership in sustainability with the printing industry."
The company, located in downtown Rochester, earned the Pollution Prevention
Achievement Award for its environmental initiatives with High Tech Rochester,
the local Regional Technology Development Center. The collaboration helped
reduce process waste by 100 percent and water usage by 5.9 percent, decrease
emissions by 29 percent, and reduce fuel used in the transportation of
paper by 31 percent.
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, housed at Rochester
Institute of Technology, presented the award to Monroe Litho during a
ceremony at the company’s headquarters on June 30.
13WHAM's coverage of the event.
Leader” Awarded to
as part of theWhatTheyThink Third Annual
Environmental Innovation Awards
"Part of our
annual Earth Day celebration is our recognition of five printing companies
expending a great deal of time, effort, and
resources to make real and concrete contributions to improving their
environmental sustainability. They’ve done the hard work, and we
feel they should be recognized, not only to reward their efforts, but
also to hold these companies up as role models for others in the industry
to follow. That is, these companies have been selected as winners of
this year’s WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Awards, presented
in partnership with Unisource
Worldwide, Inc. and Unisource’s respect™ Printers’ Program,
and cosponsored by Heidelberg
USA, Neenah Paper and NewPage
This year’s Thought
Leader is Monroe Litho. The company’s
Rochester, NY, plant is 100% wind-powered, they are an EPA
Green Power Partner, an “Environmental Leader” designated
by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and they
are a Sustainable
Green Printing (SGP) Partnership-certified company.
Monroe Litho monitors,
manages, and explores 56 different initiatives relating to recycling,
reuse, remanufacture, and re-thinking their environmental impact in all
of their operations, which has worked to, in 2010, reduce VOC emissions
by 31% from 2009; recycle or recover 1,250,000 pounds of paper, 2,155
pounds of cardboard, and 9,435 pounds of plastic strapping/wrapping materials;
recycle 11,973 pounds of aluminum printing plates; recycle 2,825 pounds
of used IT equipment; reduce water usage by 11.5%; and reduce diesel
fuel for trucking by 30.7%.
for additional information:
Litho Achieves G7 Master Printer Status
”The IDEAlliance G7
Masters program identifies Qualified G7 Master printers as those
printing companies, prepress service providers and
agencies that have been trained to use the G7 Proof-to-Print Process
and can produce proofs or can print to G7. The G7 Master Printer qualification
mark means that the company uses the most modern technology, techniques,
proofing and press controls, and standards required to produce a close
visual match from proof to print.”
Our New Kodak NexPress
SX3300 Digital Press.
(ask us about HD Dry inks, Dimesional
Printing, and our Glossing
It was announced last
week by SGP Vice President Marci Kinter of Fairfax, VA that Stephen R. Whittaker
of Monroe Litho in Rochester, NY has been approved as a new member of the
Board of Directors of SGP. He is one of eighteen board members that will serve
As the Vice President of Quality Management/Sustainability
Initiatives at Monroe Litho, Stephen prepared and organized all of the documents
that enabled Monroe to become the first commercial printer in the US [outside
of the beta group] to have become SGP Certified.
The Sustainable Green Printing
Partnership is an organization that promotes responsible sustainability initiatives
through its thorough audited certification process. There are currently 36
organizations in North America that are SGP Certified.
Monroe Litho is a
Proud Sponsor of Greentopia
Festival, September 17th and 18th, High Falls, Rochester, NY
followed by the link: http://greentopiafestival.com/
Greentopia Festival is Rochester’s and the Finger Lakes’ celebration
of the green movement sweeping around the globe. The two-day, interactive
fest in historic High Falls will reveal what the region is doing to help
the environment – and envision a greener Rochester of the future.
Think of Greentopia as a walk-through of a totally sustainable Rochester.
We’ve already begun this walk by exploring healthier ways of living,
as individuals and as a community. In social, economic and environmental
ways, we’ve made the decision to go green.
Businesses and organizations will showcase products and programs that
help restore the planet, promote green living – even save consumers
some money. Greentopia is a festival of ideas that empowers everybody
to create positive change on the planet we call home.
Join us at Rochester’s sustainability celebration to explore green
living, Rochester style. It’s a two-day “World’s Fair” of
inspiration through art, music, ideas and activism. You’ll hear
visionary speakers and meet well-known authors. Through how-to workshops
and cutting-edge films, you’ll learn about big green ideas and
how to apply them creatively in everyday life. There will be unusual
family activities, community recycled art installations, mouthwatering
organic and local food and beverages, and all kinds of live music.
At Greentopia, expect to have a lot of fun, learn a few things and become
inspired to make changes that really make a difference in the environment.
(You might be surprised how going green helps your wallet, too.)
WXXI's Need to Know Rochester looks at why it's good business to go
WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and Innovation Trail reporter
Zack Seward interview Steve Whittaker of local commercial printing company
Monroe Litho. The company is so dedicated to recycling that they actually
padlocked their dumpster to force employees to recycle.
to YouTube video
to WXXI's "Need to Know"
to Innovation Trail