MORE PRINT, LESS FOOTPRINT
The Print.com crew is hard at work, ensuring we keep our carbon footprint as small as we can. We do this by printing efficiently, taking a good look at our use of materials and transporting methods, we are constantly making great strides. Find out how we do it here.
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STEPS TOWARDS MORE SUSTAINABLE PRINTING LIFE
By having an overview and combining print jobs wisely, we use ink, paper, and other materials more efficiently. The result: much less waste.
Both in our factories and production hubs, we carefully dispose of our waste for proper recycling.
We offer sustainable options for many items. You will recognise these options when putting together your product by the green icons (leaves emoji).
Over 90% of the paper we use is FSC®- certified. Print.com also offers textiles and business gifts with the OEKO-TEX® and Amfori® labels.
Many of the papers we use are recyclable, some are even recycled. Think of Biotop® and Recycstar® when you wish to use recycled papers. You can recognise these types of paper by the green icons (leaves emoji).
Offset printing uses isopropyl alcohol (IPA). We have reduced its use from 8% to 2%. The ultimate goal is 0% and we know we will get there one day!
Do you opt for DHL delivery? You then can choose DHL Go Green. This means that every cubic metre of CO2 is compensated through DHL.
Are your orders produced at the same location? Then we combine shipping and save energy costs, and transportation costs (and your costs).
We ship in tailor-made packages as much as possible. If we need filling material, we use 100% recycled paper in our own print shops.
Over 90% of our orders are printed in the Netherlands to minimise emissions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY
Where does your paper come from?
Our paper comes from trees that have been specially planted for paper production. These forests are sustainably felled to maintain the tree stock.
Which paper is the most sustainable?
Recycled paper is the most sustainable. At Print.com, you will find recycled paper from Paperwise®, RecyStar® and BalancePure®, and more.
Which is more sustainable: offset or digital printing?
That depends a bit on the print runs. For small and medium print runs, digital printing uses less paper and less ink than offset printing.
Do you send CO2-neutral parcels?
At Print.com, you choose your preferred delivery service. Have you chosen DHL? DHL sends packages climate-neutral under the name DHL GoGreen. This means that DHL compensates for every cubic metre of CO2 emitted during transport.
Can I send multiple orders at once?
Of course! However, it is important that we print the orders all at the same location. If this is the case, you will automatically see this option in your shopping basket, including what you save.
Do you use green energy?
Yes, we use green energy at both our offices and production hubs.
I can’t find what I’m looking for in sustainable products.
Can’t find what you’re looking for in our web app? Our print nerds love a challenge, and we can find it for you. Feel free to ask for a quote. Maybe we will add the product directly to our app!
Do you have questions or tips about sustainability and Print.com? Send us an e-mail.