Low wastage, sustainable papers, pigment inks & modern printing equipment help us keep our footprint small.

We recycle all of our paper scraps and reuse or recycle all packaging. Used ink and toner cartridges go to industry recycling programs. We almost never have to take out the garbage!

Want to do your part? We also offer biodegradable clear sleeves for packaging your art 5×7 cards.

ENVIRONMENTAL PAPER CERTIFICATIONS:

We care about the environment and print entirely on environmentally certified papers on the digital press.

Read more here about the programs that certify our digital papers.

FSC: Forest Stewardship Council

FSC pulp comes from well-managed forests, controlled sources, and may also come from recycled wood or fiber.
The Forest Stewardship Council is a global organization working to eliminate habitat destruction, water pollution, displacement of indigenous peoples, and violence against wildlife. FSC certification is administered through the Rainforest Alliances’ SmartWood program.

SFI: Sustainable Forestry Initiative

SFI wood and paper products come from certified legal and responsible sources, backed by a rigorous, third party certification audit. The forest certification standard is based on principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and ‘Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value’. Adopted by the American Forest and Paper Association, stakeholders and environmental groups, this initiative has significantly improved forestry practices in the United States.

PCW: Post-consumer Waste Fiber

Post Consumer waste recycled content paper

Post-consumer waste fiber is derived from paper that has been used, collected, and de-inked, then resupplied to paper manufacturers. The use of post-consumer fiber reduces the amount of paper going to landfills where it decays and produces methane gas, a greenhouse gas emission.

Green-e: Green-e Certified Renewable Energy

Art Ink Print Green-e papers made with renewable energy

www.green-e.org
Green-e certified papers are made with renewable energy – producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Green-e is an independent consumer protection program of the Center for Resource Solutions which offers certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products.

ECO FRIENDLY PRINT TECHNOLOGY

Ricoh Canada

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  • We are able to send back all of our used cartridges, drums, and other supplies.

  • Ricoh Canada is a National sponsor of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

  • Tree planting initiative to offset carbon footprint

RECYCLING PARTNERS

Capital Regional District of Victoria

Capitol Regional District of Victoria Recycling

All of our paper, cardboard, and plastic is recycled according to CRD guidelines. The CRD provides a wide variety of recycling services and information. They are always working on new ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle!