It’s a New Year and time to make a fresh start. Many resolve to green up their act and reduce the harmful affects they have on the environment. There are countless ways a business or organization can cut down its carbon footprint, such as switching to compact florescent light bulbs, installing insulated windows, or even mounting a solar panel or wind turbine for off-the-grid power.
While most of these efforts will take time to initiate, changing your paper behavior is a quick and easy place to start.
Paper comprises 40 percent of U.S. municipal solid waste. Because of staggering facts like this, if you have even an ounce of green in you, a paper-recycling bin already exists in your office. But, there’s more you can do to save paper than skipping the trash. Ever wonder where your online printing service gets its paper? If you’re ordering your brochures and business cards from the same old place, you could be contributing to the problem.
UPrinting.com is an environmentally responsible online printing service that offers paper options that contain up to 55 percent post-consumer recycled content. Meaning, more than half of your gorgeous postcards will save trash from the landfill. The remaining content comes from sources that practice sustainable forestry.
UPrinting.com also uses vegetable and soy-based inks with lower levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) than traditional petroleum-based inks to reduce harmful carbon emissions. This helps protect both the environment and the company’s employees.
While many online printing services charge customers an arm and a leg for being so green, Uprinting.com provides inexpensive eco-friendly paper options that are beautiful and stand above many printing standards. The recycled postcards we ordered were sturdy, saturated with color, and a stellar example of the service’s best work.
The other great thing about Uprinting.com is that it is practically impossible to foul up. Order a free sample kit to see and feel examples of their products. When you like what you see, you can get help from the pros with a free design tool using your own images, text and clip art. Then, receive a free proof of your design before you hand over the cash. Uprinting.com ’s Free Project Review gives you full access to their prepress department to get your files checked, fixed and proofed, before paying.
So why waste another dime on environmentally harmful printing, when it so easy to be green with Uprinting.com?