In today’s ecologically strict environment, the paper and print industry is sometimes viewed as an undesirable choice for your communications or advertising needs. This has been fueled by the perception that using printed products destroys forests and is bad for the environment. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Paper is one of the few truly sustainable products, made from a natural resource that is renewable and recyclable. According to the EPA, Paper is recycled more than any other commodity as far as solid waste goes, including plastic, metal, and glass. It is the most recycled product in the US.
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certification and Recycling
The mark of responsible forestry Edward Enterprises is a certified Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) printing company, which supports chain-of-custody forestry management. The FSC’s mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. Approximately 75% of the papers used in our products are certified by the FSC. Also, all of our paper by-product waste is recycled, a total of 400 tons annually. We also recycle 10,000 lbs of aluminum printing plates annually.
Energy Efficient Facility and Environmentally Friendly Plant Operations
Our facility is designed to be energy efficient. With the combination of a PV system, LED lighting, and energy efficient air handlers, we are able to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels by 46%. For our printing consumables, we use vegetable oil based inks, low VOC chemistry, and water based developers.
Although the journey to the use environmentally sound products has been a tedious one, it is only the beginning of a long process. We believe that we will be in an environment where the market will demand friendlier products that fit a much different lifestyle. Our ultimate goal is to efficiently produce contemporary products that are environmentally acceptable. All of this to be done here locally, in our state.