It is our policy to:
- Recycle as much waste material as possible;
- Avoid the use of paper wherever possible. For example, sending invoices and quotes via email as PDF files;
- Recycling equipment that is no longer of use to the company. For example, giving away items such as computers and printers that we no longer use;
- Keep energy usage low. For example, making use of low energy light bulbs throughout and ensuring that computers are shut down after work;
- Reuse waste paper (from the printer) where possible, making use of the blank side for notes etc;
- Purchase products made with recycled paper. For example, paper towels, printer paper;
- Purchase products with a lower environmental impact. For example environmentally safe soaps and detergents;
- Use low impact transport for travel to and from work and travel for business. For example, we use public transport to attend meetings and offer a Cycle Scheme to encourage staff to cycle to work or to carpool;
- Avoid unnecessary travel by making use of instant messaging, video and audio conferencing, telephone and email;
- Drive electric when driving is necessary
Reducing our company-wide environmental footprint.
With goals to reduce environmental impacts across our value chain, we invest in innovative solutions that can conserve natural resources and lower the energy intensity of our operations. The main goal of the Photoflyer company is to prevent the overproduction of printed products to achieve its marketing goals. The average waste percentage of printed products like flyers and discount coupons has been proven to be more than 90%.
Photoflyer’s high (personal) attention value is the key fact that Photoflyer only needs to produce as much as there are attendances at the event itself. So there is no overproduction itself to reach the marketing goals. In basic Photoflyer is developed to guarantee an almost 100% keep sake value due to its core values.
All of our major manufacturing sites, distribution operations employ an Environmental Management System (EMS) that conforms to ISO 14001:2015.
Photoflyer printed paper.
We can assure our customers that our wood and paper products meet the world’s most stringent environmental, ethical, and economic sourcing standards with Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody (FSC CoC) certification. Our FSC CoC certification gives us access to the growing global market for responsibly sourced wood and paper products.
- Xerox® dry ink toner is non-toxic and does not generate hazardous waste (based on U.S. Federal regulations). This is the result of careful selection of materials and control of the raw material ingredients.
- Xerox® products have been designed to ensure that emissions are well below the appropriate regulatory requirements. To ensure that the equipment is performing as intended, Xerox recommendations must be followed for placement, maintenance, and room ventilation. Proper maintenance of the products, as directed in the appropriate Xerox collateral, will ensure optimal performance of the equipment and highly controlled, low level chemical and dust emissions.
- Prints made with the Xerox® dry ink toners are readily recyclable using standard printing processes.
- Unlike some liquid ink technologies used in the industry today, Xerox® dry ink toners use no petroleum distillates. Petroleum distillates are combustible, produce oil waste that needs to be carefully managed, and potentially contribute to volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in the work environment.
- Sometimes customers wonder how the toners compare to vegetable-based inks such as “soy inks”. The use of soy-based inks is desirable in traditional offset printing because, by substituting the soy oil for part of the petroleum oil, volatile organic emissions are reduced. In contrast, the Xerox production presses such as iGen® use dry toners, not liquid inks. Toners are fine powders composed of plastics, colorants, and small quantities of functional additives. Since Xerox® toners are safe and non-toxic and because Xerox® products are designed to adhere to strict emission standards, emissions of VOCs during printing should not be a concern (as it might be in offset printing and some digital liquid ink technologies).
- Xerox’s Green World Alliance program provides a mechanism for customers to return empty toner bottles and cartridges for recycling.
- Xerox has been recycling waste toner material for many years:
- As part of the manufacturing process, conventional toner that does not meet the size specifications is recycled back into the toner making process.
- Post-consumer waste toner is returned to Xerox from selected products, where it is “recycled” back into the manufacturing process and is reused.
- Xerox® Emulsion Aggregation (EA) advanced toner further reduces the environmental impact of printing. These toners are energy efficient in their manufacturing, and during use, reduce the energy investment per page compared to conventional toner. This is achieved because, compared to conventional toner, more prints can be made per pound of EA toner.