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Paper has been around for more than 2000 years, and for good reason. It's a highly effective and versatile means of communication. Even in today's digital age with the vast array of alternative media to choose from, paper's unique aesthetic qualities and practical appeal are unmatched.

Recycling Programme

However, there are some myths and facts associated with print and paper.

Myth: Making paper always destroys forests
Fact: Paper production supports sustainable forest management

Myth: Paper is bad for the environment
Fact: Paper is one of the few truly sustainable products

Myth: Making paper uses lots of energy and has a high carbon footprint
Fact: Much of the energy used is renewable and the carbon footprint is surprisingly low

Myth: Only recycled paper should be used
Fact: Recycled fibre and wood fibre from well managed forests are both essential to sustain the paper lifecycle

Myth: Electronic communication is more environmentally friendly than print and paper
Fact: Not necessarily. E-media have environmental impacts

Myth: Print and paper are wasteful
Fact: Paper is one of the most recycled products in the world

Myth: People want to switch to digital
Fact: Many consumers value paper-based communications.*

Here at 24Hour Printline we believe in taking responsibility for our effect on the environment with carefully chosen materials and a full recycling programme and are committed to continuous improvement of our green credentials.

We only purchase eco-responsible ranges of paper. We only use virgin paper sourced from sustainably managed forests, where new trees are planted to replace every tree that is felled.

All our offcuts are sent on to recycling mills to be used for making new paper or products. We offer a range of recycled papers which can reduce the environmental impact still further.

We use a courier service committed to making every delivery carbon neutral as standard.

Our Ricoh presses are designed to ensure that our printed materials are carbon-neutral and environmentally responsible.

And on a personal level ... we don't use take-away coffee – we only use our own mugs ... and we even have an eco-friendly washing-up liquid!

For more information on our recycled papers call us on 01634 29 55 44 or email info@24hourprintline.com

*Source: Two Sides North America www.twosidesna.org

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