Saving energy and protecting our environment is the responsibility of everyone on the planet. As with all companies, there is an environmental obligation in the printing business. Even though both print and paper are renewable and recyclable, it is still necessary for us to make the right choices when it comes to responsible consumption.
We Are Doing Our Part by Implementing These Sustainable Practices
- Controlling and tracking inventory for sustainability.
- Encouraging employees to be environmentally conscious.
- Minimizing waste by reusing and recycling whenever possible.
- Preserving the world’s forests by recycling paper and cardboard.
- Reducing energy consumption to protect our climate.
We Are a Digital Printer
Digital printing utilizes plate-free technology to produce pleasing-color prints. The result is an inexpensive print that is produced faster and creates less waste. The ink doesn’t absorb into the paper of a digital press, instead sitting on top of the substrate, forming a layer on the surface. Also, the nontoxic dry inks used are in closed containers with a transfer rate near to 100 percent for maximum efficiency every day.
Digital printers use electronic charges to place ink on paper and does not require timely setup like offset printing does, and waste is as low as 5%. On demand digital printing helps to minimize wasted paper by printing only what you need, when you need it. Also, digital printing allows you to make changes to your documents quickly and easily every time you print, which is both economical and convenient.
We use the finest energy efficient Xerox Digital Printers. Xerox is committed to creating a sustainable world. We help in those efforts by recycling the following items back to Xerox:
- Corotron Corona Units
- 4 Color Ink Cartridges
- Fuser Web Cassettes
- Toner and Containers
- Suction Filters
As stated by the Xerox Corporation, “Xerox customers return more than 2.5 million cartridges and toner containers annually through the Green World Alliance recycling program. Together, we’ve kept more than 145 million pounds of waste out of landfills over the past 20 years.”
Recycling Facts – as provided by the Environmental Protection Agency
- Recycling 1 ton of paper products saves: 17 mature trees (an acre of trees); 7,000 gallons of water; 3 cubic yards of landfill space; 2 barrels of oil and 4000 kilowatt hours of electricity. This is enough energy to power the average American home for 5 months.
- Recycling corrugated cardboard cuts the emissions of sulfur dioxide in half and uses about 25% less energy than making cardboard from virgin pulp.
For more information go to: PrintGrowsTrees.org
Millennium Marketing Group is dedicated to making the world an environmentally better place. If you have any questions, please contact us at 407-998-1100.