Printed is focused on reducing waste and minimising the environmental impact of our business.
Deliveries are made using our all electric van and our Sales Team drive electric Smart cars.
As a busy print shop we use more paper than most. Paper for recycling is stored in our factory before collection to ensure its suitability for 100% recycling. Non recyclable products are separated in house.
Our main production machine, the HP Indigo digital printing press, was manufactured “carbon neutral,” with higher efficiencies and reduced production waste, supporting Printed’s commitment to sustainability.
All inks used in our large format department are either Eco Ink or water based and any ink and oil waste is disposed of responsibly by a specialist local company.
We also actively encourage office recycling throughout our premises, minimising material waste and ensuring efficient systems.
Workflow and Warehousing
Printed has attained and works to ISO 9001:2015 process standards and we make use of fully automated workflow technologies to maintain the highest possible standards.
Where possible, we reuse all cardboard which enters our warehouse for packaging and redelivery. If the cardboard is not fit for reuse we recycle it through a third party. We also recycle all plastic and ink cans and look to minimise our impact on the environment wherever possible.
We invoice all our customers via email only cutting down on the use of excess paper.
Carbon Capture and Recycling Paper
At Printed we are proud to be a member of the Woodland Trusts’ Carbon Capture Scheme, offsetting the CO2 emissions of our paper purchases by planting native woodland throughout the UK.
Each month, the CO2 generated in the production and delivery of the paper and board that we purchase from Premier Paper (our major supplier), is calculated and we donate an appropriate amount to the Woodland Trust Charity to plant woodland at one of their accredited woodland creation sites in the UK.
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, and believe that life is better with trees; they improve the quality of the air that we breathe, provide a natural habitat for an array of UK wildlife, and form nature’s magical playground for children and adults alike. They care for over 1,000 woods which are open year round for the public to enjoy free of charge. With environmental responsibility becoming increasingly important, this carbon reduction strategy enables us to offer a reduced carbon solution for our customers.
In 2019 our Managing Directors took part in a tree planting day where 13,000 new trees were planted. Amongst the saplings that were planted were maple, oak and silver birch, hawthorn and hazel – all of which are broadleaf trees native the UK.
Our HP Indigo printing presses where built Carbon Neutral and the inks used are vegetable based. Waste materials are collected from our site by HP and recycled or taken back as part of a parts reuse program.