USA • The graphic arts trade association has been awarded George Fuchs with the prestigious William D. Schaeffer environmental award, given annually to an individual who is advancing environmental awareness and action in the graphic communications industry.
Fuchs has been guiding the printing industry towards positive environmental change for over 30 years. He is currently the director of technology and regulatory affairs for the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM). Prior to this role, he spent 15 years as the manager of environmental effairs for NAPIM. Through his efforts, he has led the association to be proactive in regards to environmental conservation.
Fuchs is well known for his work with the Biorenewable Content (BRC) program, which allows ink manufacturers to calculate and specify the biorenewable content of their product on their packaging. His dedication to educating ink manufacturers and other graphic arts professionals about biorenewable content and environmental regulations has improved sales of sustainable materials and increased public awareness about the ink and printing industries’ dedication to sustainability.