We believe print can be a sustainable and responsible medium and we conduct our business with that goal in mind.
We source all of our paper from responsibly managed forests and producers that have met a strict set of environmental and socially responsible standards.
Certifications are used to ensure paper is produced from environmentally friendly sources. The key ones are:
We offer a wide range of paper types. Every paper type we use has at least two of these certifications:
Our digitally printed newspapers use toner made by Xeikon with 100% certified green energy and contained in fully recyclable containers. It is free from solvents and VOCs (volatile organic compounds), is odourless and food-approved. It is also de-inkable, meaning the newspaper can be completely recycled to create new newsprint.
Our traditionally printed newspapers use standard coldset web offset inks made by SunChemical. As there are no vegetable inks developed for newspaper presses these are oil-based inks. They are VOC free.
We have recently increased our use of solar panels to generate over 100MWh of electricity per year in our print warehouse. This produces enough power to print all our newspapers.
We’re working towards eliminating all plastic packaging from our deliveries. We’ve trialled this with digital orders in the UK, by removing plastic wrap, strap and packing tape. Soon, we’ll be doing this with our digital orders worldwide.
For our traditional orders, we are looking at innovative ways to remove packaging without damaging newspapers. For example, when we use boxes to ship your newspapers, we will place them loosely in the box rather than strapping and wrapping them in plastic (we do that for our larger digital orders). We are now offering compostable polybags and we are looking at compostable pallet wrap in the future.
Printing newspapers can produce waste as we often run tests to produce the best results. We recycle all our waste paper.
We are a member of Two Sides, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to minimise and reduce the environmental impact of business activities and contribute to sustainable development.
We’ll continue trying to reduce our environmental impact but if you have any specific questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.