As a manufacturing company and wholesale supplier, we are very aware of our responsibility to do all we can to help minimise our impact on the environment.
"Going green" means we are pursuing the knowledge and practices that will lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which will help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.
We have examined the materials we use and we have made extensive changes in our production methods to achieve this goal. This process is ongoing as we also encourage other businesses we work with to follow the same example. Together as a business community, we are striving towards a better future.
Our printing inks are made from vegetable oils.
The paper for our envelopes and the board for our cards come from well-managed, sustainable and accredited sources.
Our card packaging is plastic free; you can choose to have them packed in clear OPP bags or sustainably-sourced card wallets.
We do not apply additional foils or glitters to our cards as they are unable to be recycled.
All our waste printing board and packaging is sent for recycling.
Our general waste is processed so that it does not go to landfill.
Our whole factory and office suites have been converted to low energy lighting that switches off when not in use.
Our heating system has been upgraded to energy efficiency boilers.
As all of our design and production happens under one roof there is no need for unnecessary transportation of stock.
We're doing our best to introduce environmentally friendly products and components, and our clear card bags are our latest addition to our ever-growing attempts to improve our green credentials.
The clear bags we use for greeting cards and other stationery products are made from Orientated Polypropylene (OPP) film. OPP is also used to package products such as snack foods, fresh produce and confectionery. OPP is recyclable.
The major advantages of OPP films:
- odourless, tasteless, and without any toxins
- high tensile strength
- highly transparent
- OPP film is recyclable