What does ‘being green’ actually mean for our business?
The digital printer
Yes, it’s energy efficient – it operates at lower temperatures - but our digital printer will also be recycled at the end of its life. In the interim, we’ll be sending back used toner cartridges, image drums and fusers for the same treatment. That means minimal waste to landfills and maximum re-use of materials.
The printer inks
We can’t call our digital inks organic – we’re not allowed to - but they’re as close as we can get to it, being derived from organic rather than chemical polymers. However, we’re always on the look out for something better. As soon as we find it, we’ll let you know.
The litho printer
For larger orders we use our litho printer. It has a chemical-free plate-making process and uses biodegradable inks made from vegetable oil.
We don’t use just FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper – it’s not green enough for us, whatever our competitors might say. Instead, we go for 100% recycled post consumer waste. This is made from the stuff we all diligently recycled every week at home.
We pay the offset on all carbon generated on all deliveries (both UK and International) though co2balance.com.
Corn starch window envelopes and display bags
Not only is our paper and printing eco-friendly but accessories like our 100% recycled envelopes which have corn starch windows and our clear corn starch card display bags are all 100% biodegradable unlike their more common plastic equivalents.
Our telecoms are provided by a supplier with a good ethical policy and a strong emphasis on the enviroment.
The Co-operative Bank refuse to invest in any business whose core activity contributes to climate change, the unsustainable harvest of natural resources or the manufacture of chemicals that pose a health threat or pollute the environment. They also support eco-friendly companies like ours.
All the wood used in our shop refurbishment came from locally managed woodlands or has been approved by the FSC. This means it’s recycled and comes from well-managed forests and controlled sources.
Free from all artificial colours and preservatives, we’re happy to answer all your questions about our eco policies, printing services or whatever else you fancy.
Just give us a call on 01722 340 350 or email us at email@example.com