Printed matter such as newspapers, magazines, books, catalogues, prospectuses, advertising inserts, brochures, flyers, calendars, operating instructions, posters and billboards are widely disseminated. Energy and resources such as paper and ink are required for their production. The printing process and the cleaning of the machines can lead to the emission of volatile organic solvents that contribute to the production of ozone and "summer smog".  In a comparison of their impact on ecological systems, those paper products made out of recovered paper perform significantly better in terms of their use of resources, wastewater load and water and energy consumption than paper products made predominantly from virgin fibres. Therefore, the use of paper with a high proportion of recovered paper contributes to the preservation of resources, especially ecosystems such as forests, and to a reduction in waste during the manufacture of printed matter. In addition, the printed matter should allow for the recycling of its paper fibres through the use of suitable inks, varnishes and adhesives. Optimising procedures during the printing process can also reduce energy usage, waste paper and air and water emissions. Printed matter that has been awarded the Blue Angel ecolabel thus represents an environmentally-friendly alternative to standard printed matter available on the market.

Benefits to Environment and Health

  1. Preserves resources due to a high proportion of recovered paper in the paper and cardboard used
  2. Enables high-quality recycling due to the use of inks, varnishes and adhesives that do not prevent the high-quality recyclability of the paper fibres, as well as the use of renewable raw materials
  3. Avoids the use of additives and materials that are damaging to the environment and health
  4. Reduces energy usage, waste and environmentally harmful emissions
Berliner Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVG), Germany (1)
BVG-PROFIL - Die Zeitung für Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
DFS Druck Brecher GmbH, Germany (1)
Zeitungen, Kalender, Poster, Zeitschriften, Kataloge, Werbebeilagen, Flyer, Prospekte, Broschüren, Bedienungsanleitungen, Plakate, Bücher - DIN A0 - DIN A7 - 1-196 Seiten - Heftung, Klebung, Wire-O-Bindung
Graphischer Betrieb Henke GmbH, Germany (1)
Zeitungen, Zeitschriften, Prospekte, Kataloge, Broschüren und Werbebeilagen - 14,8x21 cm bis 95,0x63,0 cm - 2-120 Seiten - Falzleimung, Rückendrahtheftung
J. Fink Druck GmbH, Germany (1)
Zeitungen, Zeitschriften, Prospekte, Bücher, Kataloge, Broschüren, Kalender, Werbebeilagen, Flyer • 16x23 - 31x44 cm • 8 - 96 Seiten • Heftung, Klebung, Stanzung
Leykam Druck GmbH & Co. KG, Austria (1)
Zeitungen, Zeitschriften, Prospekte, Kataloge, Broschüren, Werbebeilagen, Bedienungsanleitungen, Poster, Flyer - DIN A2-A5 - 4-80 Seiten - Klebung, Heftung
NEEF + STUMME premium printing GmbH & Co.KG, Germany (1)
Zeitungen, Zeitschriften, Kataloge, Broschüren * 210x297 mm, 297x235 mm * 40 - 280 Seiten * Klebebindung, Heftung
Oberndorfer Druckerei GmbH, Austria (1)
Zeitungen, Zeitschriften, Prospekte, Bücher, Kataloge, Broschüren, Kalender, Werbebeilagen, Bedienungsanleitungen, Poster, Flyer, Plakate • 16x23 - 31x44 cm • 4 - 96 Seiten • Heftung, Klebung, Stanzung
Tiefdruck Schwann-Bagel GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Zeitschriften, Prospekte, Kataloge, Werbebeilagen, Poster • DIN A5 - DIN A3 • 4 - 120 Seiten • Klebung, Heftung
Toom BauMarkt GmbH, Germany (1)
toom Broschüren, Flyer, Kataloge, Prospekte, Werbebeilagen, Zetischriften, Zeitungen