There are plenty of arguments for and against recycled paper. Many organisations assume that it’s going to be the best option when it comes to meeting printing sustainability goals but that’s not always the case. And it’s worth remembering that, for the recycled paper to exist, the fresh virgin paper needs also to enter the life cycle. However, there are also some clear benefits to printing on recycled paper so decisions around paper resources need to be carefully considered.
Although recycled paper is very much being championed as the best choice for printing sustainability, that’s not always the case. It’s also worth remembering that paper that has been sourced from a sustainable forest can also be a great choice. Plus, there may be limitations in terms of the options that are available with recycled paper which means it’s not the best way forward every time. What’s crucial is that you have thought through paper sourcing and have a clear and concise explanation for your customers. Transparency is vitally important here – especially around sustainability, as 83% say they will actively choose a brand with a positive sustainability record.
If you’re looking at printing on recycled paper then there are a few factors to consider in terms of whether this is likely to be the best business choice. Ultimately, it will be a balance between cost and value.
We are fully committed to the care and protection of the environment. It makes good business sense to look after our planet for future generations. As a part of our Quality Guarantee, we are constantly striving to reduce waste, improve efficiency and minimise CO2 emissions.
We aim for continuous improvements in our environmental performance. As detailed in our environmental policy, this includes only buying paper from suppliers whose Pulpwood is sourced from sustainable, managed forests, increasing the proportion of waste materials that are reused and recycled, and training our staff in environmental matters.
Our print management system is designed to reduce waste through diligent administration of the design, product engineering and production processes. Our state-of-the-art stock management systems can forecast future usage enabling us to drastically reduce waste and unwanted stock.
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