Power Sources & Recycling
400 rooftop solar panels provide enough energy to power the entire building – 28,000 sq.ft. To ensure none of that energy is wasted inside the building, all lights are LED operated. All metal plates for our litho presses are recycled and chemically free, and we use several recycling points for paper, plastic and aluminium to reduce our employee’s footprint, with waste paper recycled through a company producing packaging. An electric car charging point for customers and staff has also been installed.
All our paper is sourced from companies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) which guarantees our paper stocks come from well-managed forests that adhere to strict environmental standards. On top of this, we’re proud to be part of the Woodland Carbon Scheme. This scheme saw us plant over five thousand trees in 2018 and we’re extending the amount of trees we’re planting. www.woodlandcarbon.co.uk
Vegetable Based Inks
We only use vegetable based printing inks, removing the use of harsh chemicals in the printing process. This decision has reduced our (IPA) alcohol usage on press to 3%, compared with a typical print industry figure of 12%. We’re currently in the process of testing IPA free on all our printing presses.