The environment and us

We strive to reduce our impact on the environment by controlling our production processes to reduce unnecessary waste. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment in everything we do from our production right through to day to day operations.

Print myths and facts

The Two Sides Initiative promotes the sustainability of Print and Paper and dispels common environmental misconceptions by providing users with factual information on why Print and Paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium.

Print on paper is a practical, attractive, and sustainable communications medium.

Our business works because we use as few resources as we can. Fewer resources equal less waste. We simply couldn't afford to offer you such low prices if we were wasteful or inefficient. That's why we reward our Production Hub team for reducing waste and we pay bonuses to anyone in our family who has an idea on how we can work more efficiently.

Our recycling policy

Any unavoidable waste paper is compacted and recycled and we separate all other waste into seventeen distinct streams for recycling or reprocessing. We use vegetable-based inks, pumped straight from large drums, rather than smaller cartridges in wasteful packaging. Our printing plates are recycled and used chemicals are disposed of responsibly.

Biodegradable lamination

We’ve switched all our matt and gloss laminated print to a new biodegradable film. This “bio” film looks like regular lamination and feels lovely. When the print reaches the end of its useful life, it composts. Within two years it’s gone. Without leaving contaminants in the soil.

ISO 14001

As a leading manufacturer of print and promotional items, we understand our duty to operate to the highest levels of quality whilst respecting the environment. Our Environmental Management System has been assessed by BSI and we’re certified for ISO 14001, the Environmental Standard. That means an independent auditor keeps an eye on our environmental objectives and the progress we’€™re making with our targets.