Being green doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune on recycled paper when it comes to environmentally friendly business stationery. In fact all our standard products are Elemental Chlorine Free, FSC certified and from sustainable sources. All our lithographic presses use vegetable based inks, and hold ISO14001 environmental standards certification.
Is 'recycled' really the best environmentally friendly option?
If you're environmentally conscious then you may think that recycled printing is the way to go. However there is often a misconception that confuses recycling with recycled when it comes to paper.
Recycling your paper is important and most recycled paper goes in to packing materials and other applications that don't require a printable surface. Recycled paper is not suitable for printing without being subjected to similar processes that virgin paper has gone through.
Most significantly, unlike plastics and glass that use up the worlds unsustainable minerals that can take thousand if not millions of years to regenerate paper is completely different.
All virgin paper that is sold in the UK has come from sustainable forests, this means chopping down old pulp wood trees, that have been grown specifically for making paper and replacing them with new ones. Old trees are far less effective at generating the oxygen than new trees so this act is actually a very environmentally friendly way of regeneration.
Because of the current hype about recycling there has been a demand for recycled printing, and because there is demand there is a market, so we do offer recycled printing, but we do think that it's important that you make an informed decision.
Our position is very much on the fence, we don't feel buying recycled paper is necessary but being sure to recycle your paper afterwards is actually the important bit.
Our full colour eco office range of products are 100% post consumer reclaimed material which conforms to FSC (forest stewardship council) standards. All items are printed in full colour with vegetable based inks and are fully supported by www.recyclenow.com.
We don't just stop at business stationery when it comes to recycled, we also have recycled flyers.
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