At Memories Xpress, we are fully committed to reducing the environmental impacts of our printing operation by strictly following environmentally friendly printing practices. Below you will find a brief summary of some of our environmentally friendly printing practices:
Our paper stocks have a 10% to 30% post consumer waste content. All paper stocks are certified by either the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or the SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative), which indicates that the paper has been responsibly forested. This means that the paper stocks have come from well-managed forests that follow strict environmental standards. Both organizations follow the trees, pulp, and paper through the entire chain of custody to ensure responsible foresting.
Our facility uses only digital presses that utilize toner-based cartridges that are nontoxic and manufactured in zero waste facilities.
Recycling of waste
All paper trimmings, waste, wood, plastic, and office paper are recycled. By using only digital presses, we are able to keep paper waste to a minimum.
While we strictly follow our environmentally friendly printing practices, it is important to realize that in general, the paper and printing industries have made great strides reducing its impact on the environment. Paper companies utilizing responsibly forested practices typically plant four trees for every tree that is harvested. That helps make printing a renewable resource. Many paper companies have invested heavily in alternative energy sources. In contrast, computers, mobile phones, and telecommunications are among the largest emitters of greenhouse gases.
For more information about the printing industry and its impact on the economy, check out www.printisbig.com. This website has many interesting statistics about the size of the printing industry, environmentally friendly printing, and its impact on the economy. We think you will come away with some surprising facts about the printing industry.
If you have any questions about our environmentally friendly printing practices, please feel free to call us at 1-800-338-4329, email us at [email protected], or chat with us online (our chat feature is in the bottom right corner of your screen).