Earth Impact Guide - Christmas Range
Positive Environmental Benefit: We give $1.65 from every Christmas card pack we sell to Trees For Life, to plant one tree for every pack sold
About The Paper Stock:
Resa 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (also known as Cyclus, made by Dalum Papir in Denmark)
• Each and every fibre of Resa paper comes from waste paper collected from consumers. (100% post-consumer waste.)
• All waste resulting from the production process is recycled to create a wide range of products including fertilizer, cement and energy.
• The production process itself is ecologically sound; water is recycled and returned to the river cleaner than it arrives, no environmentally damaging chemicals are used for bleaching and the energy used comes from natural gas.
• 99,000 bone dry tonnes of waste which would otherwise go to landfill is used in the production of Resa.
• Water is cleaned internally within the company using recirculation waste system. Bioudge, which is a product of the biological cleaning process, can be directly used for soil improvement as fertilizer. The other surplus materials i.e. plastics etc are burnt and converted to heat energy at the combined power and heat station.
The Environmental Accreditations held by Dalum Paper for Resa: ISO9002, ISO14001, EMAS, Nordic Swan, NAPM (UK), Blue Angel (Germany)
Printed with vegetable ink made from soy and linseed oil, which are renewable sources. Traditional printing inks are mineral oil based and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
Printed by Finsbury Green, Australias first Carbon Neutral printer. Finsbury Green measure and monitor the carbon dioxide emissions from their manufacturing operations, and offset these by undertaking annual tree planting.
Finsbury Green actively pursue a policy of alleviating environmental impacts by adopting green technologies, new eco friendly products and devising new methods and processes.
Finsbury Green is an advanced user of CtP systems eliminating the need for film and its associated chemistry from the prepress process.
Traditional printing inks are mineral solvent based and contribute to ever growing greenhouse gas emissions. Ninety nine percent of all inks used at Finsbury Green are vegetable based with the key ingredients being soy and linseed oil, made from renewable sources.
Isopropyl alcohol used in fountain solutions is the industry’s chief source of greenhouse gas emissions as well as the unpleasant odour in a printing plant. Most printers in Australia continue to use alcohol. Today, Finsbury Green is 100 per cent alcohol free and one of only a handful to effect such a change.
Chemical and solvent usage has been reduced by 90 per cent resulting in consistently low factory to air emission readings. An environmentally sound chemical recovery system filters and recycles used washup solution from presses.
At Finsbury Green a wide range of materials are separated at their source for recycling or reuse, including aluminium printing plates and containers, cardboard, CDs, computers and monitors, glass, ink tins, magnesium blocks, paper, plastic containers and drink bottles, polythene packaging, steel drums, timber pallets, toner cartridges.
Finsbury Green proactively reduces consumption throughout the whole operation and has undertaken many initiatives.
Packaged for wholesale in unbleached 100% post-consumer recycled paper bags.Boxed Christmas card sets made from recycled card and have no plastic used. Gift tags are tied with fair trade hemp string.
Display stands are made in Australia from recycled cardboard and are biodegradable.