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Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

IT IS OUR POLICY TO:
  • Use eco-friendly water-based inks that are 100% solvent free.  We never use plastisol inks or do harmful discharge printing.
  • Offer sustainable garment and bag options, unless a client specifically requests something different.
  • Charge proportionately less for organic cotton and other sustainable garments to further encourage customers to make positive choices that minimise the use of harmful pesticides. 
  • Use 100% renewable electricity
  • Minimise our use of natural resources. We use a high tech conveyor dryer with optimum energy efficiency for drying water based inks.
  • Use 100% carbon neutral gas (with at least 10% green gas from renewable sources and the rest offset by supporting carbon reduction projects)
  • To filter our production waste water before it goes into the sewerage system
  • Weigh and record our waste so that we can set goals for waste reduction and monitor our progress.
  • Re-use resources where possible rather than dispose of them. We re-use misprinted T-shirts for test printing and then for rags.  The cardboard boxes we receive are re-used using recycled paper labels and our recycled paper tape.
  • Use a specialist contractor to recycle as much of our waste as possible. 
  • Encourage the use of recycled materials and recycling initiatives.  Where possible, unwanted equipment is sold on eBay or given away. 
  • Source sustainably, considering second hand equipment, energy efficiency and recycled or responsibly sourced materials.  
  • Minimise the use of plastic, especially one-use plastic. 
  • Choose a courier company with optimised delivery networks and fuel efficient vehicles to minimise carbon dioxide production and pollution. 
  • Include the end of day shutdown of all electric and gas powered devices as part of our daily maintenance schedule.
  • Source and use recycled or sustainable office consumables wherever possible.
  • Reuse mis-printed tea towels to dry our hands to avoid turning on the electric air dryer
  • Use 100% Recycled toilet paper
  • Minimise the need to print and then reuse scrap paper whenever possible.
  • Compost our organic kitchen waste.
  • Use eco-friendly cleaning products.
  • Source plant-based food and drinks for our kitchen and all staff meals. 
  • Comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and requirements.
  • Consider the impact of our working and personal lives. 
  • Ensure that existing and potential clients are aware of our environmental initiatives and credentials by actively promoting these on our website.

Date written: 6th July 2006

Last update: 15th October 2019