InPress Printing and the environment
Passionate about protecting the environment, InPress Printing has and continues to be proactive in adopting sustainable practices.
These include, but are not limited to, the use of:
- Vegetable based inks;
- Chemical free computer to plate (CTP) technology;
- Recycled, carbon neutral and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper stock.
We also invest in the latest technology, so as to maximise our operational and carbon efficiency while minimising waste.
Currently, 95 per cent of waste from our facility is recycled and we are continually looking for ways to improve upon our green credentials through ongoing research and development in this area.
This means we also monitor the environmental aptitude of all our suppliers to ensure they share our vision of environmental sustainability.
As you can see, we take our environmental responsibility very seriously and believe an important part of that is making sure people are well informed when considering print.
As such, there are several misconceptions we would like to take the opportunity to address here. These include:
- “Electronic forms of communication are environmentally friendly.”
- “Using less paper will help the environment.”
- “Print production causes pollution.”
When using electronic forms of communication, it’s easy to forget the impact energy usage has on the environment, but the majority of electricity is actually derived from non-renewable fossil fuels.
There are 25 per cent more trees in the developed world today than there were in 1900, because the paper industry plants more than it harvests. As trees store carbon, tree planting improves air quality.
Most printed paper is recycled for reuse and new technologies have substantially reduced, in some cases even eliminated, chemical pollutants.
So as long as you’re working with an environmentally aware service, print is a renewable, recyclable and environmentally friendly choice.