Environmental Policy

Environmental issues have come to the forefront in printing over recent years and large capital investments have been made by us to become environmentally friendly.

Did you know that the paper industry plants more trees than it harvests and without the paper industry, sustainable forests may not be planted.

Paper is biodegradable, renewable and is the world’s most sustainable industry. Forestry plantations provide clean air, clean water and valuable carbon storage.

Pre-Press & Plate Production
We use direct CTP (Computer to Plate) technology and where possible, Agfa chemical free plates that only requires gum to develop the image, which is water soluble and harmless.

The CTP printing plates are made from 100% aluminium and once used are sent for recycling.

Sheet sizes used to print the coasters have been improved to increase the yield per sheet and minimise waste.

We are always looking for ways to improve our eco-conscious efforts and printing processes are reviewed frequently to ensure procedures and products used are the most eco-friendly option available.

Beer Mat Coaster Board
The beer mat board is produced from wood-pulp. The pulp is constructed from a mix of already recycled paper pulp (about 85%) and Scandinavian indigenous softwood.

The softwood is purchased from forests that adhere to the ‘sustainable forestry program’ where more trees are planted than are felled.

Our beer mat board supplier is FSC certified. Energy used for production is purchased from renewable sources (mainly water power); as well as using both fresh and recycled water in the beer mat board production.

Recycled pulp is a light brown colour and is unsuitable for printing. In order to make recycled board printable the sheet must be bleached and have fillers added. In order to make recycled board bonding agents are used which diminish the absorbency of the board which defeats the object of a coaster.

Due to these processes we believe that sourcing from a sustainable farm is a much better decision for the environment.

Our beer mat board is 100% recyclable.

Print and Produce
All waste sheets and skeletons are collected and recycled in a normal paper recycling plant. All packing materials are 100% recyclable.

All endeavors have been made by us to use recyclable materials, to recycle waste, use chemical free processes and create a recyclable product.

 

Packaging
Packaging has been reviewed to minimise packaging material used and no plastic (other than pallet wrap) is used in our packaging process, unless where specifically requested.

We have teamed up with HalfCut Alliances to secure the protection of our beautiful rainforests.

Our commitment to the environment also reaches far beyond our production efforts by collaborating with companies such as Greenpeace and within our own business practices, our team members make every effort to create a more sustainable environment.

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