Environmental Statement November 2021

Truprint Media as a supplier, recognises and accepts its responsibility to reduce the adverse effects on the environment resulting from the services we supply.

Our aim and ongoing concern is to maintain a high level of Environmental Management with constant assessment and to improve on any areas where possible.


Papers

Substrates used are always sourced from a reputable supplier and must carry a minimum certification of either FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). If recycled materials are to be used, we only source ECF (elemental chlorine free) or TCF (totally chlorine free). Paper usage is monitored by our management information system to keep usage to a minimum.

All papers and board used in the production all print is fully sustainable. For any tree that has been cut down for our paper production will be replaced by continuous tree planting to ensure every tree is replace by at least two. All waste papers and boards are recycled in the appropriate way.


Inks, Chemicals and Transport

Inks: Are vegetable based (soya) and not mineral, they provide exceptional environmental benefits without compromise on quality.

Chemicals: We use are low risk, biodegradable and constantly monitored for improvement towards the risk against the environment. We are currently reducing our IPA consumption by up to 70% and within the next 6-12 months are aiming to eliminate the need for IPA alcohol as an additive.

Transport: Our deliveries are calculated and planned to ensure that this is done as economically possible reducing fuel consumption.

Recycling 

Wastepaper is collected by our licensed waste carrier for recycling. Any clean off cuts of paper are donated to local schools or made into note pads.

Plastics which include chemical containers, wrappings are also collected by for recycling these are cleaned, sorted, graded, and recycled into usable products. Plastic wrappings used for mailing are now fully biodegradable or compostable.

Wood Pallets Rather than being destroyed are collected by our paper suppliers for re-use. Any that are damaged and found not suitable are shredded and re manufactured into fibreboard / chipboard.

Office Waste: All paper is added to our wastepaper recycling bins for collection by our licensed carrier.

All ink cartridges / Toners are donated to local schools for funding.

Paper usage is kept to a minimum and where possible paperless forms of communications are used.

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