Omega GREENING Up
a few simple things...
Instead of sending hard copy proofs we use
digital proofing sent via e-mail. This saves proof material and travel
Omega consciously sources materials from
local producers, offering a sustainable printing option in which everything
used to create a particular project is produced within 300 miles of your
GREEN Ideas for Your Business Print
single largest green initiative your business should focus on is to reduce
obsolescence... And it's very easy with POD 'Print on Demand" printing.
Obsolescence is the single largest waste factor with printed products. POD
allows customers to order exactly what they need, when they need it and to
ship it directly to where they need it. POD also eliminates storage costs
including climate control, inventory investment, re-handling pick and pack
including vehicles and reshipping. POD = GREEN
printing package that involves professional design review aimed at
eliminating inefficient formatting. Use a wider variety of sizing options
for customers who want to save paper.
waste reduced by keeping your database up to date. According to Experion,
20% of the addresses in the list of an average business is out of date
wasting printing, postage, and utilized resources.
How about moving
to personalized booklets and fulfillment kits? If you normally send out a
64-page, undifferentiated booklet and switch to a 16-page, personalized
brochure, you've just reduced your carbon footprint by 75%.
targeting your lists so that instead of sending out to everyone, you send
only to the appropriate segment of your list at anygiven time?
Eco-friendly Corporate Gifts
Eco-friendly corporate gifts and environmentally safe promotional items may
be made from post-industrial plastic, corn plastic, recycled, organic,
biodegradable, and other earth-friendly materials.
Here are just some of many examples of GREEN products now available:
Made from natural fibers: Organic t-shirts, tote bags, and hats
Recycled plastic soda bottles: Recycled
key rings and lanyards are made from
Post-industrial and post-consumer
materials: Recycled pens, pencils, and mugs
Solar-powered accessories: Pen lights and calculators
Corn-based plastic and other petroleum
alternatives: Pens and coffee mugs
Lights for Green Promotions
The energy-efficient solar lights from Magna-Tel, a promotional products
company, are ideal for a company's green promotion campaign or for customers
looking for green products. The solar panels on top of the sphere charge by
day and turn on automatically at night. The lights don't require any wiring.
Each sphere has a manual switch at the bottom. The spheres float in pools
and can be hung. The lights contain rechargeable AA batteries to
store solar power.
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A leading apparel company has expanded its product line to
include organic products. This organic line uses certified organic cotton
grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, and is targeted to the
adult and youth retail markets. The line offers eight color options made
with organic dyes that are biodegradable and eco-friendly.
It's Safe to go Back in the Water!
New Earth Friendly
From Recycled Plastic
A "breakthrough" in
the custom labeled bottled water category is a new line of environmentally
friendly Regenerate™ 100% RPET (recycled PET) water bottles. These bottles
are made entirely from recycled beverage containers and have a 65% smaller
carbon footprint than traditional PET plastic bottles.
represent a huge step forward in the global effort to protect the
environment. Approved by the FDA for direct food contact RPET is completely
safe and can be recycled like traditional plastic bottles.
about 33% of all plastic beverage containers in the U.S. are recycled. Most
of these containers are made from PET, which is the clear plastic polymer
used in package and container manufacturing.
There is no change
in price for this bottle as compared to the old bottle.
Learn what the
and what they believe.
As a condition of membership, AF&PA members must
“formally agree” to adhere to the association’s Sustainable Procurement and
Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Principles. (How many trade
associations do you know do that?)
are these principles?
- To make environmental, health, and safety
considerations priorities in operating existing facilities, as well as in
the planning of new operations.
- To recognize, in developing and designing
products to meet customer needs, the environmental, health, and safety
effects of product manufacture, distribution, use, and disposal.
- To monitor their environmental, health,
and safety performance and to report regularly on these matters to their
boards of directors, as well as to confirm their adherence to these
principles annually to the American Forest and Paper Association.
- To train employees in their environmental,
health, and safety responsibilities and to promote awareness and
accountability on these matters.
- To improve environmental, health, and
safety performance through support of research and development that
advances the frontiers of knowledge.
- To communicate with employees, customers,
suppliers, the community, public officials, and shareholders to build
greater understanding on environmental, health, and safety matters.
- To participate constructively in the
development of public policies on environmental, health, and safety
- To continue to pursue energy conservation,
increased energy efficiency, greater utilization of alternatives to fossil
fuels, and opportunities for cogeneration of electricity.
The forest products industry is the largest producer of renewable biomass
energy in the country, generating 77 percent of the nation’s industrial
biomass energy. Additionally, the renewable energy generated by the forest
products industry exceeds all of the nation’s solar, wind and geothermal
energy generation combined. We do this while still adhering to disciplined
market-based standards of accountability that ensure that our wood fiber is
grown in a sustainable manner.
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Recycling is one of our country’s greatest environmental success
stories. As of 2009, we recovered for recycling more than 60 percent of the
paper consumed in the U.S. - an average of 325 pounds for each man, woman,
and child in America Paper recycling reuses a renewable resource that
sequesters carbon and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. AF&PA's goal is
to ensure a continuing, expanding domestic recovered fiber supply to help
meet global demand.
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