VX GOES GREEN
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a real push for businesses to become more green, and understandably so. After all, there’s only one Earth!
But going green is a little harder for us Printers. On top of being responsible for printing thousands of paper items a year, we also have to worry about our chemical emissions as well.
Many printing inks on the market contain a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) with chemicals to help it evaporate into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, VOCs are also a major component of urban smog, as it produces ground-level ozone.
3 WAYS VX HAS GONE GREEN
ECO SOLVENT INKS
At VX, we only use inks that have little to no VOC in them. This considerably reduces our chemical emissions. We also make sure to dispose of our inks and ink cartridges professionally. We don’t dump our ink down a drain or put it in the garbage.
RECYCLABLE AND POST-CONSUMER MATERIALS
Although this may be the digital age, printers still go through an awful lot of paper. Since VX thinks the world looks better with trees in it, we use 100% recyclable material for our print jobs. Whether it’s on paper, a banner or on vinyl, if we printed it, you can recycle it when you’re done with it.
We also use post-consumer and reclaimed materials for our projects as well. This helps us do our best to produce materials in an environmentally friendly way while also reducing scraps and waste.
POWER DOWN AT NIGHT
Many businesses leave lights and equipment on even after business hours, which needlessly waste energy. At VX, we always make sure to flick the lights off when we’re leaving our facility. All of our equipment is also shut down, including computers.
NEW GREEN INTIATIVES
We’re always looking for new ways to improve our operations to better our environment. Given our industry, we know we won’t be able to eliminate our carbon footprint. But we are always open to ideas on how to better “greenify” our business!
Have a suggestion on how to make VX even greener? Let us know!