RECOVERY OF RESOURCES

WE CONSTANTLY STRIVE TO REACH OUR GOAL OF ZERO WASTE

We care about doing things the right way.

Paper Waste

  • 100% of all waste paper generated in the manufacturing process is bundled and shipped to recycling facilities for use in future products.

Energy

  • We are in the process of developing a fuel cell that can recapture and reuse the heat it generates to power itself. This new technology will be operational in the near future.

Manufacturing Materials

  • All plates used in the printing process are recycled.
  • We have eliminated conventional film processing methods and were the first large facility in North America to digitize the screen process, eliminating several waste-producing steps.
  • We utilize a centrifuge to remove solvents from cleaning rags so that they can be reused.
  • The pH content of the “press wash” is neutralized so that the formerly volatile liquid can be safely recycled.
  • All leftover silkscreen inks are reprocessed and become “imprint black,” an input in future manufacturing processes. Additionally, all leftover offset inks are shipped back to our supplier.
  • Our air filtration system recycles the air completely at least twice daily, resulting in a healthier work environment.

Water

  • Wastewater discharge is filtered to neutralize the pH so that harmful compounds are not released into the environment.