ISTC Case Study: Sustainability Certification Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP): GFX International

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

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Abstract

GFX Printing, located in Grayslake, IL, produces large format graphics printed on a variety of media. GFX earned initial SGP certification in 2010 and was re-certified in 2012 and 2014. Since attaining their certification, GFX has reduced waste to landfill by setting reduction goals and evaluating waste streams for further reduction and recycling. They also reduced emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC), hazardous air pollutants (HAP), and carbon dioxide. From 2008-2013, they reduced their landfill waste by 42%, hazardous waste by 32.7%, VOC emissions by 35%, and HAP emissions by 100%.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherIllinois Sustainable Technology Center
StatePublished - Dec 2016

Publication series

NameTN Series (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center)
No.TN16-127

Keywords

  • Printing -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies -- Illinois

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