environment.


Our Policy.

To make the smallest environmental impact we would all stay at home and do as little as possible!

It’s very difficult to produce anything without making some impact on our surroundings and this is why we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously.

Thankfully the process of digital printing is already enviable in comparison to traditional printing methods, with minimal set up sheets, overs and wastage.

The wastage we do have goes back into recycling, though not all digital printing systems are the same! Our waste paper can have the toner removed to return the paper to its base state, which can then be recycled. Even if you have the responsibility of throwing the item away, you’re safe in the knowledge it can be recycled. Some digital printing presses don’t produce prints which can have the toner removed meaning that the waste sheet can’t be recycled and unfortunately becomes land fill.

The technology driving digital printing is as fast moving as the work it produces, but when our digital press is ready to be replaced, we’re safe in the knowledge that it is fully RHOS compliant meaning it can be disassembled and everything within it can be recycled without any harmful side effects.

The large format printing machine we have is EcoSolvent which produces no harmful fumes and requires no additional environmental infrastructure.

All of our waste paper, card board, glass, plastics and metals are recycled.


Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).

As well as ourselves, our house papers are also FSC (The Forest Stewardship Council) accredited, meaning that the paper products we use come from well managed sources and exclude the risk of using illegally logged timber or funding conflict. This also means that if you should require the FSC logo being included on your printed material we can assist!

See second tab for further information regarding the Forest Stewardship Council.

Forest Stewardship Council®.


Introduction.

Forest Stewardship Council is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and the demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme.

The Trademark of the Forest Stewardship Council is a label on timber and wood based products, including paper, which indicates that the wood comes from a well-managed forest. It gives assurance that the forest of origin has been independently inspected and evaluated to comply with an internationally agreed set of strict environmental, social and economic standards. Forest Stewardship Council is supported by high profile organisations including; WWF, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the Woodland Trust.


Forest & Chain of Custody cert.

Well managed forests are those whose management implements performance standards based on internationally agreed environmental, social and economic requirements. Although many forests are well managed, the only way to provide credible proof of this is through independent verification. Chain of Custody certification is an independent assessment, by a qualified and accredited expert,who verifies systems are in place to trace the flow of wood containing products back to the certified forest.


Business benefits of using FSC Certified Paper.

For most corporate organisations procurement and sourcing policies are now included as a fundamental element of their Corporate Social Responsbility strategy. This impacts on their use and choice of paper and print. For paper, commonly products either from a well managed certified source, like FSC or alternatively paper with a recycled content are specified.


Product Labelling.

The FSC logo is used to indicate that the material has Chain of Custody and comes from a certified source. Only printers or agencies who are FSC certified, with this secure Chain of Custody, may use this iconography for their clients printed work.

You can find out all about FSC on their website: www.fsc.org


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Woodland Trust.

We will be offsetting our carbon footprint on all paper purchased, by paying a percentage to the Woodland Carbon scheme.

The percentage we pay directly covers the cost of planting new trees, which is calculated to offset the exact carbon footprint of the paper used (75% of the cost goes to the purchasing of the tree and 25% goes to the planting and management of the woodland area).

In addition to this, if you so wish, we can print the Woodland Carbon logo on all of your printed material we produce (as long as it’s printed on paper!).


Some facts about the Woodland Carbon Scheme.
• The Woodland Trust tree planting programme happens in the spring and autumn season
• For small quantities of trees purchased through the Woodland Carbon scheme, these will be planted in a wood designated by the Woodland Trust
• In the case of a large amount of tress being purchased through the Woodland Carbon scheme, then EA Digital Limited can request the trees to be planted in a specific wood, should space be available

More information on the work of the Woodland Trust, and the Woodland Carbon scheme can be found on their website:  www.woodlandcarbon.co.uk