About D2D Print
Our Environmental Statement
At the D2D print production hub we are passionate about the environment. We have committed ourselves to a programme for change to make our carbon footprint ever smaller and to operate in an environmentally friendly way.
We strive to ensure that every aspect of our supply chain meets with the exacting standard of our environmental policy and we spend much of our time thinking about ways we can reduce the impact of our activities.
Our paper is also processed using Elemental Chlorine Free Technology to avoid the production of damaging toxins.
Of course, we could buy cheaper paper! Using paper produced from trees felled from Virgin Rain Forests and processed without regard to poisoning rivers and high rates of mortality amongst indigenous people would save money. Some of our competitors use it without compunction! But at D2D print we set higher standards and we know you, our customers, do too!
All our ink is based on clean vegetable oil and supplied in eco friendly packaging. We have on site mixing technology which allows us to produce pantone colours, as required, to pin point accuracy, making our waste close to zero!
At the D2D print hub our commitment to the environment is just as much in evidence when it comes to our use of electricity. After a top to bottom review by the Carbon Trust we have been implementing a number of energy saving solutions, from lights which turn themselves off when the sun shines, to motors which run up to 70% more efficiently. We power our plant with Green Electricity which comes from renewable sources.
Sourcing environmentally sound materials is important, but just as crucial is efficient use of those materials. Maximising our use of every sheet of paper or card means that we use much less raw material for the number of jobs we produce.
We have a policy of running minimal additional sheets. Not only does this help us to keep our prices down it also means that paper waste is minimised. On rare occasions, where sheets get spoiled during print finishing operations, such as folding or laminating it can mean a small shortfall on a job (up to 10% which is credited on a pro-rata basis) but what it always means is that we are reducing the environmental impact of every job.
Our recycling is of an exceptionally high order and everything which we are unable to re-use is graded into a range of different categories and recycled or disposed of responsibly. We take a pride in looking at everything we do to make sure it is truly green rather than simply being slick marketing spin.
We have specialists within our team who ensure that we are always meeting, and exceeding, the burgeoning rules on recycling.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by climate change, but by choosing D2D as your print provider you can be certain that your printing is being responsibly produced.