Paper is now regarded as one of the world’s great sustainable products. It’s biodegradable, recyclable and made from a renewable raw material.
Don’t be fooled into thinking minimising your print use will help save the planet. The opposite is in fact true, print can actually help protect our planet, it’s just about choosing the right kind of print and working with a sustainable print provider.
of young people in the UK say that they would be more loyal to a brand that was reducing its carbon footprint.
Source: Carbon Trust
of consumers say they’re willing to pay more for sustainable brands
of people say that buying from a sustainable brand makes them feel happy about their purchases
This increases to 72% in the 25-35 age group.
of consumers have switched to lesser-known brands because they were sustainable
This increases to 57% in the 18-24 age group.
of organisations understand the benefits sustainability brings in increasing customer loyalty
While 63% say it increases brand revenue.
What does this mean for our customers:
We have so many options to explore with you to help make your print kinder to the planet.
By printing with us you’ll be a crusader against global warming and give customers what they’re demanding from brands. Communicate your commitment by using our Carbon Balanced Print logo on your printed materials to demonstrate your approach to the planet’s wellbeing.
Enhance your brand
Use our unique Carbon Balanced Print logo on your printed materials to demonstrate and communicate your commitment to reducing your carbon impact.
Deliver against your CSR policies
Receive a certificate to state the amount of CO2 balanced and the area of land protected as a result of your positive action.
Tackle Climate Change
You’ll be helping support World Land Trust in the protection and restoration of carbon-rich wildlife habitats in the tropics.
"As a company, if there is an option available to reduce our carbon footprint and offset emissions, this is sure to be of interest. The team at B&B Press explained the process with passion and their commitment to the cause. It was an easy decision to work with one of only a few Carbon Balanced Printers in the UK and take advantage of this service."
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Our Accreditations explained
The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)
The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry. We’re audited annually by the BPIF to ensure that we are reducing environmental impact.
We use renewable energy where possible and we’ll hopefully be 100% renewable by September 2021.
World Land Trust
This status means we have measured and balanced the annual impacts of our fossil fuel usage, transportation and electricity consumption. These impacts are third-party verified and then balanced (offset) with international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT).
Every year we measure and review our emissions to make sure we are continually reducing our impact.
FSC - Forests For All Forever
As part of maintaining our position as a sustainable printing company all the paper we print on is FSC® certified.
Love Paper is a global campaign promoting the sustainable and attractive attributes of print, paper and paper packaging.
We are all becoming more conscious of the environmental impacts of our purchases, paper is the natural choice for sustainable packaging. The Love Paper campaign shares with you an array of resources in which paper benefits us all.
As a member of Two Sides, we're always up to date with the latest initiatives in the industry and staying at the forefront of the environmental charge.
Members of Two Sides seek to minimise and reduce the environmental impact of their business activities so that they contribute to Sustainable Development.
Two Sides aspires to ensure that, in a world of scarce resources, Print and Paper’s unique recyclable and renewable qualities can be enjoyed for generations to come.
ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organisation can use to enhance its environmental performance.
All our printing services, from design through to despatch, are covered by our ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard. We're externally audited every year.
ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). We have this standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
All our waste is minimised and then sorted before being recycled, resulting in zero waste going to landfill, and our staff are fully trained in the efficient operation of our systems. Progress is monitored quarterly by our senior management team.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I add the Carbon Balanced Print logo to my job?
You can do this two ways, you can supply your artwork leaving space for us to add the logo before we print or we can supply you with a set of guidelines and a unique logo for your graphic designer to use when creating the artwork. We do have a few versions of our logo so you can choose one that complements your design.
- How can I work out how much carbon is balanced per job?
We can work this out for you, it’s a combination of what we’ve balanced from the printing production process and the amount of Carbon Balanced paper used in your job. We can even issue you with a certificate to show the total amount of carbon you’ve balanced and the rainforest you’ve protected by printing with B&B Press.
- Do I have to use the Carbon Balanced Logo on my job?
We recommend you do but, but we understand you may not want to include the logo on your job for whatever reason, that is completely fine. The job will still be a Carbon Balanced Print job and you’ll still be supporting World Land Trust but no one else will know.
- What is the difference between Carbon Balanced and Carbon Neutral?
Carbon Neutral is a registered trademark of Natural Capital Partners. Carbon Balanced Paper and Print is a registered trademark of World Land Trust.
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