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Old 11-26-2006, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default The Environment

This is a bit of a rant really
A client demanded that we use biodegradable inks and paper from sustainable forests which we do and then wanted the job laminated. ( Also the size of the job was special and we wasted lots of paper -) and it has made me cross - In no other indiustry that I know of do designers take no notice of anything. I also have the problem that my runs are short so it doesnt very cost more - but to the environment it does. I think we should now put on products not "They can be recycled" but a health warning like we do on Cigarettes saying that who ever designed this didnt take into account the impact of this design on the environment- I would welcome what this health warning coulod read
THose that didnt see the pictures on TV about the town in China that is recycling our plastic (uk and US) should see it if they can . I was horrified the town was full of household plastic waste - waiting to be recycled in the most basic machines. The toxic fumes and effluent were polluting everything They showed Tesco bags and even a plasic enevlope that had been to sent to someone in the UK. All we have done is move our waste elsewhere
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