Environmental Commitment at The Printing Post

Doing the Right Thing

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At The Printing Post we care about the environment. We use vegetable based offset ink and environmentally safe press cleaning solvents, trying to not make it "smell like a print shop". Used ink residue and solvents are removed by Heritage-Crystal Clean for safe disposal. http://www.crystal-clean.com

We also have a paper recycling container on site for us, our neighbors and our customers. All the proceeds from the recycled paper benefits Pittsburgh Children's Hospital.

Promoting Recycled Papers

We buy and promote recycled papers as often as possible.  We are presently Featuring Neenah ENVIRONMENT® PC 100. This 100lb. cover comes in white and natural and is an excellent choice for business cards, post cards or invitations. It is made with 100% post-consumer fibers. The entire ENVIRONMENT® Papers brand is manufactured Carbon Neutral Plus, with 100% renewable green electricity, and is Green Seal certified.

Listed below are the different levels of papers available:

  • FSC 100% Recycled Fibers made with 100% post-consumer fibers
  • FSC 80% Mixed Sources made with 80% post-consumer fibers
  • FSC 50% Recycled (Alternative Fibers) made with 50% post-consumer fibers
  • FSC 30% Mixed Sources made with 30% post-consumer fibers

 Environmental Impact of Paper

Landowners need incentives to keep forests growing.
If landowners can’t afford to pay rising property and estate taxes, or if the financial temptations of urban sprawl are too great, then our nation’s trees are at risk of disappearing forever. Maintaining productive sustainable forests provides income for landowners and keeps forests growing.

When you buy paper, you help keep forests growing.
It’s true. In the next 30 years the U.S. could lose 44 million acres of forest to development.* When you use paper, you help keep trees growing.

Trees are planted in greater numbers than they are harvested.
Since the 1940s, annual growth of new trees has always exceeded the number cut down. By 1992, tree growth outpaced harvest by 34 percent and the volume of wood in the forest was 360 percent more than in 1920. 

*According to USDA estimates.