The Environment & us

It all just makes sense. Our business works because we’re as efficient as possible. We use as few resources as we can. All our processes are constantly refined to ensure that we minimize waste. What waste we do produce, we separate into distinct streams for easy recycling or reprocessing. Our printing plates and waste paper are recycled, our used chemicals are disposed of responsibly, and we use vegetable-based inks. Where possible, our paper stock is made from wood pulp which is Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF). All pulp is sourced from well managed forests, where trees are farmed as crops –€“ just like wheat.We shall, where practical:

  • Meet, and where possible, exceed the requirements  of all relevant environmental laws, regulations and other requirements;
  • Assess and manage any significant environmental aspects of our operations;
  • Monitor and minimize the levels of waste generated by our operations;
  • Dispose of waste in an environmentally responsible manner while seeking to reuse and recycle where practicable;
  • Invest in modern technology and machinery to minimize the consumption of water and energy in relation to our manufacturing process;
  • Communicate our aims through this policy statement to everyone who works with us to ensure they are all aware of their environmental responsibilities in relation to our operations.
The environment and us

Help us plant trees!Every eighth order plants one tree!

We are proud to announce our new partnership with American Forests. For every eight orders, printing.com will plant one tree through the American Forests Global ReLeaf program.

American Forests is the nation’s oldest nonprofit conservation group, dedicated to growing a healthier world with trees. Its work encompasses planting trees for ecosystem restoration, calculating the value of urban forests, fostering environmental education, and improving public policy for trees. American Forests has earned four stars from Charity Navigator and approval from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

Global ReLeaf is American Forests’ education and action program that helps individuals, organizations, agencies, and corporations improve the local and global environment by planting and caring for trees. Since the Global ReLeaf program began, American Forests has planted more than 25 million trees worldwide. It has a goal to plant 100 million trees to restore damaged ecosystems in the U.S. and around the world by 2020.

How You Can Help

Now you can be a part of that effort when you order from printing.com. In addition to providing a variety of recycled products, we now give back by planting a tree with American Forests for every eight orders we process. These trees will be planted to help repair ecosystems damaged by hurricane and flood, provide cleaner air and water, reduce erosion, fight invasive species, and make overall cooler, cleaner and healthier cities. To learn more about the benefit of trees and how you can help, visit americanforests.org.