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Eco-Practices

Paw Print & Mail is committed to protecting our environment through these green initiatives.

Recycled House Stocks:
  • Uncoated Stock: Rolland Opaque 30 (by Cascades Papers) - 50% PCW, FSC and Ecologo certified, and manufactured using bio-gas energy
  • Coated Stock (both gloss and dull): Flo (by Sappi Papers) - 10% PCW, FSC and SFI Chain of Custody and SFI fiber sourcing certifications. 100% of the electricity used to manufacture Flo is generated using Green-e-certified renewable energy.
More Green Initiatives:
  • Inks: soy/vegetable-based inks used for all printing

  • Pressroom Solvent: Varn A230, ultra-low VOC, nearly odorless, zero reactivity, and water-miscible

  • Chemistry Disposal: Chemgon cubes to dispose of platesetter chemistry. Each 5 gallon Chemgon container converts chemistry to an inert solid which can safely be disposed of at a conventional landfill.

  • Carbon Offsets: Paw Print & Mail is a member of Native Energy – a world-wide provider of carbon offsets. Since 2003, all of the energy used at Paw Print (electricity, natural gas heat, and fuel for company vehicles) is offset by wind generated power.

  • Do-it-yourself calculator to promote climate change awareness.

  • Leftover and Waste Paper: donated to local schools and daycare centers

  • Single-sided Printed Waste Stock: reused on the unprinted side for internal printing and copying

  • Recycling: All waste stock, cardboard, and trimmings are recycled

  • Energy Efficient Lighting: All lighting in the shop has been replaced with high efficiency lighting ballasts and bulbs through Efficiency Vermont’s Geo-Targeting program.