FSC-certified American Web of Denver has published a booklet for its clients and potential clients titled "How to Join the Green Printing Evolution: A guide to transforming environmental action into commercial success."
St. Louis-based Creative Imaging is obtaining Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset 100 percent of its non-renewable energy use with renewable sources, mostly wind power. Based on its projected annual energy usage, the printer's investment in RECs is the equivalent of planting 93 acres of trees. Other practices include offering recycled paper, recycling 100 percent of internal waste, and investing in the eco-friendly Xerox iGen3 that requires no solvents, acids or acetones.
The following companies have received chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and/or Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Bayside Printing, Houston: FSC.
The John Roberts Co., Minneapolis: FSC, SFI and PEFC.
Lake Printing, Osage Beach, MO: FSC and SFI.
Goetz Printing, Springfield, VA: SFI.
LVI, Boston: FSC.
Yamagata America, San Diego: FSC.
Evolution Impressions, Rochester, NY: FSC.
Reflections Printing, Minneapolis: FSC.
Heeter Direct, Canonsburg, PA: FSC.
Eagle Press, Rocky Mount, NC: FSC.
INX 'Wins Gold' for Turning Ever Green
SACRAMENTO, CA--INX International's facility here has earned Gold Certification as a Sacramento Sustainable Business (SSB) in a program sponsored by the Sacramento County Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC).
INX-Sacramento was evaluated in five categories: Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Solid Waste Reduction and Green Building. Business Practices, as well as Physical Facility features and equipment, are included in an extensive checklist of more than 160 items. Results of a July inspection by BERC indicated INX easily exceeded requirements for Gold certification, after initially earning basic SSB status two months earlier.
One area where INX has made major strides is Solid Waste Reduction. The company is now recycling about 95 percent of its materials, using a nearby recycling center that turns the waste material into paper towels or other recycled products.