Commercial printers aren’t “green”! – Another myth busted!

April 16, 2014 · Print This Article

Minuteman Press in Marlboro investigated the myth that commercial printers aren’t green and we have come to the conclusion that with all the new technology available on the market, there is no doubt that it has become easier than ever for businesses to enjoy a “green” business way of practice.

Tree huggers everywhere seem to believe that paper is the main cause for forests being cut down and because printing shops basically deal in paper, they are amongst the leading culprits that are promoting the destruction of trees. Oh yes! And the ozone layer.

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The truth of the matter is, however, that the paper consumption industry as a whole uses a very small percentage of the global wood production. 53% of all trees that are being cut down are used for energy production and 28% by sawmills for the production of furniture.

Compare this to the only 11% goes into the paper industry. Furthermore, most of the paper used for printing purposes is a 100% recyclable and environmentally conscious printing companies pride themselves on using only one of two sorts of paper: Recycled paper and paper that comes from sustainable forests.  Minuteman Press is committed to make use of as any eco-friendly methods as possible to ensure that we have as little impact as possible on our environment. You will never catch us getting rid of ink by means of the drain! There are a lot of practices that companies can adopt to make sure that they enjoy a “green” environment through committing to their corporate responsibility.

And, we go even further to make sure that our printing company has as little impact on the environment as possible and therefore employ a whole host of other cost saving and green practices.

These include things like using environmentally friendly ink and recycling our empty cartridges as well as making sure that all our cutting-edge printers are serviced regularly so that we keep running costs and energy consumption to an absolute minimum.

And just in case you were thinking that it’s all good and well that printing is greener than you thought, but electronic information distribution is better, think again. The CO2 emissions from burning a CD are as higher as printing a 4 colour 100 page documents!

If you would like to find out more about our fantastic products and services and if you have any questions to any myths that need busting, then contact Minuteman Press in Marlboro today!

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