Eco Friendly Printing

At YouLovePrint, we’re committed to providing you with a sustainable printing alternative. We care about the planet and understand fully the impact our products have on the environment. That’s why we are a CarbonNeutral UK printing company, working to provide green printing options to our customers and help lower your carbon footprint when you work with us. 

How do we help preserve the planet? We always look for recycled paper stocks to offer for your printing projects, helping you print materials that are both unique and environmentally friendly. YouLovePrint also follows an eco-friendly management system so that our facilities reduce our environmental impact as much as possible. We use as many recyclable materials in our manufacturing process as possible and we always encourage our customers to choose the eco-friendly option when printing with us. 

Our Sustainability Accreditations

With our commitment to environmental protection, we’ve won numerous awards and recognition:

  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management certified – A set of standards to help. organisations improve their systematic environmental management practices
  • FSC® certified (license code: FSC-C022913) – Assurance that the paper used in our products was harvested in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
  • A CarbonNeutral® company – Certification that we work to offset our carbon emissions with eco-friendly projects and initiatives.
  • Member of Sedex the ethical supplier register – A membership program that allows us to source and work with ethical suppliers and mitigate risks in global supply chains.
  • Carbon Balanced Paper programme member – Programme to help reduce the carbon impacts of paper and printed communications, in partnership with the World Land Trust.
  • Won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development in 2013, 2008 & 2003.

Carbon Neutral Company

As a CarbonNeutral company, we offset our carbon emissions with eco-friendly projects, helping to reduce our overall carbon footprint. What kinds of projects do we employ to remain carbon neutral? We use data learning to drive greater efficiency, allocate resources strategically to reduce waste, provide for the eco-friendly transport of our products, and use recyclable materials to produce our products.

 

We also provide sustainable papers for our customers to choose from, and encourage customers to balance their own carbon footprints by only printing what they need, when they need it. At YouLovePrint, we can help advise customers on writing an environmental imprint for their projects. Doing so gives your company a more positive image and encourages your colleagues and customers to make more environmentally-conscious decisions.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certified

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) offers certifications in a variety of files, including for environmental management. ISO 14001 refers to a set of standards companies can follow to improve environmental performance. Companies that meet ISO 14001 standards can be certified as well. Getting certified is a huge step companies can take to systematically improve their environmental management programs. In addition, the family of 14001 standards focuses on audits, communications, labelling, and life cycle analysis, and other challenges related to climate change and sustainability. The 14001 standard is an important tool for organisations to work on improving activities related to environmental protection.

About FSC Papers

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. When certain wood or paper products are FSC certified, it means they have been harvested in a socially and environmentally friendly manner. Specifically, the FSC’s Chain of Custody certification allows for tracking materials from their source, through the manufacturing process, to the end-user. FSC certified paper meets these FSC process standards. Although FSC certified paper may contain recycled paper, it doesn’t always, and containing recycled paper isn’t a requirement for FSC certification.

Vegetable Based Inks

Vegetable based inks are made without using any animal products or petroleum, relying solely on plant sources. Ink pigments come from the oils in soy and other vegetables, such as linseed, tung, castor, canola, and safflower. Soy is one of the most popular bases for printing inks because it’s stable and ideal for carrying solid pigments. Soy and vegetable based ink manufacturers often use a blend of vegetable ingredients to produce inks, as the oils from each vegetable have distinct, beneficial characteristics. Printing with vegetable based inks helps reduce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which are harmful to the environment.

Eco Friendly Printing FAQ

Yes, we aim to provide as much recycled paper to our customers as possible, and give you the choice of printing on recycled paper on every order you place with us.

We have a range of initiatives to offset our carbon emissions, including using an eco-friendly management system and recycled materials in our manufacturing processes. We also rely on environmentally friendly transport of our products and strategically allocate resources to reduce waste.

Yes, we rely solely on inks derived from soy and vegetable oils to help reduce our impact on the environment. Vegetable based inks reduce harmful VOCs.

Yes. All our papers are FSC® certified, we are a CarbonNeutral® company and ISO 14001 Environmental Management certified. For more information, please see our sustainability accreditations.