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Green Initiatives

Western Graphics: Doing Our Part

To Western Graphics, going green is a journey, not a destination. We work hard to continually strengthen our responsible printing practices and are dedicated to minimizing our carbon footprint and its impact on the environment.


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  • We are Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) certified.

  • We actively promote the use of recycled and FSC-certified papers in the marketplace.

  • We use a minimum 30% post-consumer recycled content and/or FSC-certified papers whenever possible for our own printing and advertising.

  • With on-demand, just in time printing, we reduce waste by printing only what is necessary for each project.

  • We have established Key Performance Indicators, allowing us to track our environmental performance.

  • We replaced petro-based inks with agriculturally based inks and all inks used at Western Graphics contain low VOC’s.

  • We upgraded the lighting system to more efficient and eco-friendly T8 bulbs.

  • We installed automatic shut-off lights in unattended areas.

  • We purchase only paper towels and tissues that are FSC-certified and/or contain recycled wood or fiber content.

  • We recycle the following items:
    • Unused and waste ink
    • Suitable paper waste in the production cycle
    • Paper products in the office
    • Used aluminum printing plates
    • Aluminum and plastic products
    • Toner cartridges in the office
    • Our commingled waste stream allows us to recycle a variety of items reducing the amount of trash generated.