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Griffin Press launches carbon calculator 

2 August 2011

South Australian-based printer Griffin Press has launched a carbon calculator for book publishers to understand and make decisions about the carbon emissions generated through the company's manufacturing process. Griffin Press...

Boomerang Books claims carbon neutrality 

12 May 2010

Australian online bookstore Boomerang Books claims to have become Australia's first carbon-neutral online bookstore. The company has stated that ‘from May 2010, Boomerang Books will be subject to an annual...

Random to print all local titles on FSC paper 

2 March 2010

Random House Australia (RHA) has announced that from this month all of its Australian books will be printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). ‘At Random House...

In brief 

7 October 2008

Donoughue enters the blogospherePeter Donoughue, former managing director of John Wiley and Sons in Australia, has created a new blog Pub Date Critical (click here). In his first posts the former...

Ripe for recognition 

5 August 2008

Two book-related businesses are among the finalists for the 2008 Telstra Victorian Business Awards. Melbourne-based design and book publishing company Ripe Off The Press is a finalist in the ‘micro-business'...

Plastic bags to be banned in SA 

24 June 2008

Legislation introduced to the South Australian parliament aims to ban most lightweight plastic bags from supermarkets and other shops by May next year. The proposed legislation comes after a meeting...

MWF program announced 

24 July 2007

The program for the 2007 Melbourne Writers Festival was officially launched on Friday 20 July, and appeared in a special supplement as part of the Saturday Age newspaper the following...

FSC launches Publishers, Printers and Paper Network 

10 July 2007

The launch of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)'s Publishers, Printers and Paper (PPP) Network in Melbourne in 5 July was a sell-out, attracting 130 attendees, according to organisers.'We were very...

In brief 

10 July 2007

HarperCollins to be ‘carbon neutral' by 2010News Corporation, the parent company of HarperCollins owned by Rupert Murdoch, will be ‘carbon neutral' by 2010, according to a report in News Corporation-owned...