As our biggest raw material we get asked many questions about paper and its sustainability. As a company we are proud to be a member of Two Sides. Two sides have a huge amount of fantastic information regarding all things paper and sustainability and we would really recommend visiting their website https://www.twosides.info/ and reading the common myths around paper.
We can provide both FSC and PEFC paper for our customers, we are commonly asked: What does FSC mean?
Through continuous investments in more efficient machinery and practices we are very proud of our low levels of wastage and are continuously looking to improve this further.
We would really recommend coming to visit us so see our plant for yourselves or ask any questions via your Key Account Manager or our Helpdesk HERE.
Our second biggest raw material is our aluminium printing plates which are 100% recyclable after use.
An area of growing concern for many of our customers we have provided a whole article on our plastic packaging here https://www.warners.co.uk/blog/plastic-packaging
Fifteen years ago as much as 25% of our waste material ended up a Landfill site but now, through investment in new technology, education and training and waste segregation less than 0.05% of our waste is landfilled! So now, rather than a hindrance and yet another cost to the business, most waste streams are viewed as a source of extra income.
Since our early days as a magazine and brochure printing business, we've taken our responsibilities to the environment incredibly seriously and are proud of our achievements.
In the mid 1980’s, before it was even law to do so, we introduced abatement systems to our web offset printing processes thus ensuring that waste gas emissions to atmosphere were kept to an absolute minimum.
Since then, the environmental policy measures we have put in place to protect both the atmosphere and the local community have won us awards and allowed us to be certified from leading environmental bodies.
OUR ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE INCLUDE:
We are ISO 14001 Certified
Since 2006 we have reduced our energy consumption on the older part of the site by 35%
Eliminating the use of the solvent laden IPA (alcohol) on printing presses.
In 2012 the organisation produced nearly 7000 tonnes of waste, the bulk of which was paper off cuts but of that total, 98.3% was either re-used or recycled!
Our customers can be assured that we are not resting on our laurels and are constantly keeping abreast of new developments that affect areas such as waste management, recycling and pollution.