SLS on Sustainability
More than ever, our customers are buying with an environmental eye and “reading the labels” in their efforts to lower their own impact on the planet.
World Leaders’ priorities may be politically-influenced and government policies are often not sufficiently far-reaching. As a result, businesses and individuals are required to take the lead with sustainable initiatives.
Here are a few pointers that will ultimately keep your customers – and the planet – happy:
No More Single-Use Plastic!
Look at ending your company’s reliance on single-use plastic by reviewing each part of your business, department by department. Talk to us about sustainable packaging or point of sale options including garment bags, carrier bags, cartons, boxes, packing tape and filler material;
Zero mailed items to Landfill.
How smart is your mailing strategy? Careful monitoring of a client’s buying habits and clever use of segmented, targeted, more relevant digital print reaps financial and ecological rewards;
No to Single-use Plastic Continued…
Change your mail wrap from plastic to paper. A cleverly designed envelope can entice your client to open up to see what’s inside and can easily be recycled kerbside;
Should I use recycled or FSC accredited paper?
Both have merits in different ways. Recycled offers a closed loop production saving virgin trees. However, check the level of post-consumer waste therein and aim for 100%.
Nearly 200m hectares of forests meet the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) strict criteria “to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests”. Violence and displacement of indigenous peoples is prohibited; a crucial “plus point” as forests support 1.6 billion of the world’s poorest people.
All types of print and products can be manufactured to your revised eco-minded specification, using biodegradable, compostable and recycled and recyclable substrates.
Contact us now to arrange an initial eco-review and to find out how you can purchase sustainably within ever-tighter budgets.