Happy Earth Day!
Did you know that the Earth Day movement was founded 1970? That was forty-five years ago! Here in the U.S. there have been enormous positive changes in the ways that we, as humans, impact our environment. Because of legislation back in the 1970's such as the Clean Air Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act positive changes were set into motion to reduce the negative impact that a printing company or other manufacturer could have on the environment. And, that was a good thing!
Today our printing company in Waltham, Massachusetts follows the environmental regulations that are set in place by our government and we do all that we can to reduce our carbon footprint on our own. Some examples of how we work to make a difference are:
- Recycling of paper, cardboard, metal plates, plastic containers, computers and monitors
- Energy efficient fixtures, bulbs and light switches
- Reuse and re-purposing of cartons, pallets, computers
Printing and Paper
Have you been led to believe that using paper and printing is harming the environment? This is just not the case in North America.
Did you know that ...
- forests in the U.S and Canada grow significantly more wood than is harvested each year,
- most paper is made using wood by-products (chips) from the lumber industry and recycled paper rather than whole trees which are typically used for lumber production, and
- wood from well-managed forests is a sustainable resource that is renewable, recyclable and can be planted, grown, harvested and replanted
Paper and Sustainable Forestry #Infographic (click image to see larger view)
How are you making a difference for our planet this Earth Day and every day? Please share your story and ideas in our comment section.