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Environment

Printing Green

With the Everglades close by, FLORIDA PRINT SHOP recognizes the need to be a driving force for environmental awareness by pushing sustainability in all aspects of our day to day manufacturing. By establishing long term relationships with the most progressive paper, ink and equipment vendors in the industry, our suppliers allow us; FLORIDA PRINT SHOP to offer environmental friendly products.

We’ve chosen to use soy & vegetable based inks and many paper stocks containing 10-30% PCW Recycled content.

FLORIDA PRINT SHOP and its suppliers recycle approximately 45 Tons of Paper per week.

Full Color Offset Printing Inks

FL PRINTSHOP does not use traditional, cheaper petroleum based inks. We use soy and vegetable based inks. Our ink contains more than 20% soybean oil and 100% solids. It is formulated without petroleum ink solvent, as well as having no volatile organic compound related problems, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

Biodegradable Cleaning Solutions

FLORIDA PRINT SHOP only uses 100% biodegradable, organic solvent for reclamation and breakdown, in place of cheaper, hazardous mineral spirits.

Recyclable Shipping Boxes

All our products are shipped in 100% recyclable, corrugated cardboard boxes.

Facts About Paper and Paper Recycling

 

  • Recycled paper is made to the same standards as paper made from virgin pulp. In addition, recycled paper has features which make it more desirable than virgin paper, such as being more opaque, dense, and flexible.
  • Every ton of paper that is recycled saves: 17 trees + 7,000 gallons of water + 4,200 kilowatt hours of energy + 410 gallons of fuel.
  • Every ton of recycled paper saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • By 2012, the paper industry’s goal is to recover 55% of all the paper Americans consume for recycling, which is approximately 55 million tons of paper.
  • 86% (approximately 254 million) of Americans have access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs.
  • Nearly 218,000 tons of shredded paper is used each year for animal bedding.
  • In the U.S., more than one-third of the fiber used to make new paper products comes from recycled paper.

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