We all have a responsibility to future generations to help insure that we are taking care of our planet so they have the same opportunities as we do. Printing as an industry is a heavy user of electricity and natural resources such as trees to make paper. There are ways that printing companies can participate in helping to reduce their impact on the environment. Here are the main ways although they certainly don’t encompass everything.
Recycling of paper or being certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council(FSC) or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) gives you the ability to control the fiber that is being used to make your certified paper. This is usually going to be the largest waste component of a printing job. By using recycled post consumer waste paper you are directly saving trees and if you use FSC or SFI certified papers and certified green printing companies you can also display the FSC & SFI logos on your printed product.
Recycling of all ink or using soy based inks is another way to be “green” with your printing. You can and should recycle all press solutions and plates used in the printing process. This can and should be done…
The Odee Company is a an eco-friendly commercial printer located in Dallas, TX. We are certified by the FSC and SFI. We are a CarbonFree facility.
More info about Green Printing? Take a look at this Wikipedia article.
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