The paper industry has been known as one of the most unfriendly industries when it came to the environment. From removing precious natural resources such as trees to creating large factories to produce paper, while using thousands of gallons of fresh water for manufacturing the paper. From the end users point (the printer), print producers used very toxic inks & solvents in their production, most of these toxic solvents ended up in the sewer system and were released to the environment untreated. As the copy machine became cheaper and more available problems with, toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges, toner ink, ink cartridges, copier toner, became more of an issue, recycling these materials was not always easily available and the fact that they are generally used in a closed environment with a little attention to the air circulation caused unhealthy reactions in office spaces.
Fast forward 20 years. Due to new environmental regulation, high cost of fuel & electricity and limited resources of raw material such as suitable trees for producing papers. Paper mills have drastically changed their paper production methods, For every tree harvested, mills plant a trees Almost 100% of the water used for producing paper is recycled and reclaimed for treatment before released to the environment. Most paper produced in this country has a large recycled content. Printers have also cleaned up their act. Most inks used are soy based, most printers (not all) have a recycling program. Today there is a very large and easily available solvents list for use in printing which are biodegradable and made of natural products (thanks to high price of oil).
At Printit4less.com, we do our share by:
- Using soy & vegetable based inks.
- Recycling 100% of our waste paper.
- Only using recycled paper in production.
- Printing NCR forms using 100% recycled paper
- Reduced the use of solvents by 95% in printing all forms and the little we use are not only biodegradable, but is removed from our facility and retreated.
- All toners used at our plant are recycled, refilled and reused. Empty cans are sent to manufacturers for proper recycling
We do this because of the environment, because of our children and because it is the right thing to do. Today businesses are forced to think out side of the box and find new ways of do things. Today PrintIt4Less.com is listed as one of the top 100 small businesses in our regent for growth and attention to our clients needs and our environment.