Carbon Emissions, Biodiversity Loss & Plastic Overuse in the Book Publishing Industry

How does a book production team respond to the big sustainability topics?

What questions should you be asking of your printer and supply chain? What impacts do materials commonly used in the publishing industry have?

This half day seminar has been designed to answer those questions, to help you develop and deliver sustainability goals and collect the information your business, customers & stakeholders need.

We will look at three key sustainability goals that respond to all these factors, and where production teams can have a positive impact. We’ll look at a stepwise programme and at the useful information that can be gathered as you work towards your goals.

Course Summary

Date:  16th March | Duration: Half-Day | Day Start: 10:00  End 13:00 | Venue: London | Trainer: Meredith Walsh | Price: £225

What will I learn?

  • Learn how to set goals and priorities for your sustainability projects

  • Create stepwise programmes to meet your sustainability goals

  • The questions to ask in your supply chain, the data to gather and what to do with it

  • Learn about where there is plastic in your supply chain and book, what you can change and what you can influence

  • Waste; reduction and recycling

  • Water use and its impact on communities

  • The impact of cover finish choices

  • Inks and chemicals in printing, looking at pros, cons and options

  • Just in time printing and reduced stock

  • Environmentally positive offsetting, rewilding

What skills do I need for this course?

This is a course suited to anyone – no specific skills!

Meredith Walsh – Sustainability Expert

Meredith has worked in the publishing industry for 15 years – first as a production buyer and sustainability specialist for DK and Penguin Random House, and now as a sustainability consultant. She has worked on cross industry initiatives for carbon, paper, ethical trade and sustainable printing, and has co-authored a book on the subject. Meredith has extensive experience in training, both in-house company training and as a guest lecturer for post-graduate degrees.

Meredith has worked closely with production teams, printers in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, NGOs and corporate responsibility teams from many well-known brands. With these insights Meredith is able to create practical and effective sustainability programmes.

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