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New Research Monograph Released: Exploring Existing Measures of Environmental Impacts of Print: A Survey of Existing Practices (PICRM-2011-06)


April 11, 2011, 9:20 am
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Sixth monograph in 2010-2011 research agenda is released to the public

A newly released research monograph from the Printing Industry Center at RIT analyzes the results of a survey into the state of sustainability practices within the printing industry. Titled “Exploring Existing Measures of Environmental Impacts of Print: A Survey of Existing Practices” (PICRM-2011-06), the monograph is authored by Eni Gambeta, a graduate student in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, Marcos Esterman, Ph.D., assistant professor, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and Sandra Rothenberg, Ph.D., associate professor, E. Philip Saunders College of Business.

This survey-based study explores the state of practice of sustainability measures within the printing industry in order to better understand the specific needs and challenges that need to be addressed to standardize the assessment of the environmental impacts of print. The main objective of the survey was to establish a baseline for the current state of adoption and implementation of sustainability practices within the printing industry.

Key findings include:

The report is available for download as a PDF from http://print.rit.edu/research/show/160.

About the Printing Industry Center at RIT
The Printing Industry Center is a joint program of the RIT School of Print Media in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and RIT's E. Philip Saunders College of Business, and was established in 2001 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as one of the Sloan Industry Centers. The Center is dedicated to the study of major business environment influences in the printing industry brought on by new technologies and societal changes, creating a forum for printing companies and associations worldwide to access a neutral platform for the dissemination of knowledge, to share ideas, and to build the partnerships needed to sustain growth and profitability in a rapidly changing market. For more information, please visit http://print.rit.edu.

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