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
ADLER Modemärkte AG, Germany (1)
Aktion Tier - Menschen für Tiere e.V., Germany (1)
ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG, Germany (3)
Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co.KG, Germany (3)
Alnatura Produktions- u. Handels GmbH, Germany (2)
apm alpha print medien AG, Germany (1)
audimax Medien GmbH, Germany (4)
Bagel Roto-Offset GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Barmenia Versicherungen, Germany (1)
Bauhaus AG, Germany (2)
Baumann Druck GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Berliner Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVG), Germany (1)
Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Germany (1)
Berndt Media, Germany (1)
Bezirksamt Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Germany (1)
BHP Berufs- und Fachverband, Germany (1)
Blumen Risse GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Bonifatius GmbH, Germany (1)
Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und, Germany (2)
Bundesdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Umweltbewusstes Managemanet (B.A.U.M.) e.V., Germany (1)
Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), Germany (3)
Bundesverand der Flächenagenturen in Deutschland e.V. - BFAD, Germany (1)
BVA Bay. Warenhandelsges. d. Verbraucher mbH, Germany (1)
BVA Bay. Warenhandelsges. d. Verbraucher mbH, Germany (1)
Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen Bundesgeschäftsstelle, Germany (1)
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Germany (1)
C & S Service GmbH, Germany (1)
creo Druck & Medienservice GmbH, Germany (1)
DBM Druckhaus Berlin-Mitte GmbH, Germany (1)
denn's Biomarkt GmbH, Germany (1)
Denner AG, Switzerland (1)
dennree GmbH, Germany (1)
dennree Naturkost GmbH, Austria (1)
Deutsche Bahn AG, Germany (1)
Deutsche Post AG, Germany (1)
Deutsche Post AG, Germany (3)
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, Germany (1)
Deutsches Studentenwerk, Germany (1)
DFS Druck Brecher GmbH, Germany (1)
Dirk Rossmann GmbH, Germany (6)
Edeka Handelsgesellschaft, Germany (3)
EDEKA Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen, Germany (1)
Einstieg GmbH, Germany (1)
Ekornes Möbelvertriebs GmbH, Germany (1)
EnBW Energie, Germany (1)
Engagement Global gGmbH, Germany (1)
Ernst A. Geese GmbH, Germany (1)
Evers & Evers GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
expert Warenvertrieb GmbH, Germany (1)
Fachhochschule Potsdam, Germany (1)
Familienheim und Garten, Germany (1)
Firmengruppe APPL, Germany (1)
Franz Anton Niedermayr, Germany (1)
GD Gotha Druck und Verpackung GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Gerry Weber International AG, Germany (1)
Graphischer Betrieb Henke GmbH, Germany (1)
GREENPEACE energy eG, Germany (2)
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, Germany (2)
HAMMER Fachmärkte für, Germany (1)
Hanbückers Werbung GmbH, Germany (1)
Heino Büse MX Import GmbH, Germany (1)
Heinz Sielmann Stiftung, Germany (1)
Highendmedia® GmbH, Germany (1)
HIT Handelsgruppe GmbH & Co.KG, Germany (1)
Hochschule Furtwangen, Germany (1)
Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur, Germany (1)
Hofer KG, Austria (2)
Husqvarna Deutschland GmbH, Germany (1)
IDZ Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin e.V., Germany (1)
Ikea Lager- und Service GmbH, Germany (1)
Impuls Gesellschaft zur Werbungs- und, Germany (2)
Inline Rollenoffset, Germany (1)
Iwan Budniskowsky GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (2)
J. Fink Druck GmbH, Germany (1)
jandorfverlag, Germany (1)
Jungfer Druckerei und Verlag GmbH, Germany (1)
K+B E-Tech GmbH & Co. KG expert Fachmarkt, Germany (1)
Kaiser's Tengelmann GmbH, Germany (1)
Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH, Germany (4)
Katrin Rohnstock, Germany (1)
Kaufland Warenhandel GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (8)
Kaufland Warenhandel GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH, Germany (1)
Knauber Freizeit GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Krögers Buch- und Verlagsdruckerei GmbH, Germany (1)
Känguru Colonia Verlag GmbH, Germany (1)
Körner Druck GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Leykam Druck GmbH & Co. KG, Austria (1)
Lidl Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (13)
Lowa Sportschuh GmbH, Germany (1)
LVD Limburger Vereinsdruckerei GmbH, Germany (1)
Maier Sports GmbH, Germany (1)
mars MGM Corporation, Germany (1)
MEDION AG, Germany (1)
memo AG, Germany (4)
Milchindustrie-Verband e.V., Germany (1)
MIOS Werbung GmbH, Germany (2)
Mohn Media Mohndruck GmbH, Germany (1)
NABU-Stiftung Nationales Naturerbe, Germany (1)
Natur- und Jagdfotografie Claas Nowak, Germany (1)
Naturstromhandel GmbH, Germany (2)
NEEF + STUMME premium printing GmbH & Co.KG, Germany (1)
Oberndorfer Druckerei GmbH, Austria (1)
oeding print GmbH, Germany (1)
oekom verlag Gesellschaft für, Germany (2)
Omnilab_Laborzentrum GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
OZ Druck & Medien GmbH, Germany (1)
Peek & Cloppenburg KG, Germany (1)
Penny Markt GmbH, Germany (1)
PENNY Markt GmbH, Germany (3)
Petz REWE GmbH, Germany (1)
Prinovis GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
RAL Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V., Germany (1)
RENÈ LEZARD Mode GmbH, Germany (1)
REWE Group, Germany (1)
REWE Markt GmbH, Germany (11)
REWE-Markt GmbH, Germany (1)
Sattler Media Press GmbH, Germany (1)
SB Handelsgesellschaft Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen mbH, Germany (1)
Schöffel Sportbekleidung GmbH, Germany (2)
Social Publish Verlag 2010 GmbH, Germany (1)
Sparda-Bank Hamburg eG, Germany (1)
Sparda-Bank West eG, Germany (1)
Stadt Erlangen, Germany (1)
Stadtwerke Uelzen GmbH, Germany (1)
Stark Druck GmbH + Co. KG, Germany (1)
STAWAG - Stadtwerke Aachen AG, Germany (1)
Stiftung Haus der kleinen Forscher, Germany (1)
Stiftung NaturSchutzFonds Brandenburg, Germany (3)
Stiftung Warentest, Germany (1)
Süddeutscher Verlag Hüthig, Germany (2)
Süddeutscher Verlag onpact GmbH, Germany (3)
Talanx AG, Germany (1)
te Neues Druckereigesellschaft mbH + Co.KG, Germany (1)
tegut ... gute Lebensmittel GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (2)
Thüringer Energie- und GreenTech-, Germany (1)
Tiefdruck Schwann-Bagel GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Toom BauMarkt GmbH, Germany (7)
Torsten Elger, Diplomkulturwissenschaftler, Foto + Grafik + Design, Germany (1)
Travelplus Group GmbH, Germany (1)
Triaz GmbH, Germany (4)
Umweltbundesamt FG III 1.3, Germany (2)
Universnatur GmbH, Germany (2)
Veolia Deutschland GmbH, Germany (1)
Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V., Germany (1)
Vertretung des Landes Niedersachsen, Germany (1)
Vogel Druck und Medienservice GmbH, Germany (1)
Volkswagen AG, Germany (1)
Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Germany (1)
VollCorner Biomarkt GmbH, Germany (1)
VR-Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg GmbH, Germany (1)
VS Broschek Druck GmbH, Germany (1)
VS Frotscher Druck GmbH, Germany (1)
W. Neudorff GmbH KG, Germany (1)
Walcker Offsetdruck GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
WASGAU Produktions & Handels AG, Germany (1)
Weiss- Druck GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Weleda AG, Germany (1)
Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. oHG, Germany (1)
WKS Print Partner GmbH, Germany (1)
Woolworth GmbH, Germany (1)
Wuppertal Institut für Klima,, Germany (1)
WWF Deutschland, Germany (1)
ZEUS Zentrale für Einkauf und, Germany (1)
ZIEGERT - Bank- und Immobilienconsulting GmbH, Germany (1)
ZooRoyal GmbH, Germany (1)