What Is Green Printing?

What Is Green Printing?

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many people making a conscious effort to shop sustainably and reduce their carbon footprint, it is more important than ever that businesses are environmentally friendly.

There are many ways that a business can be more sustainable and eco-friendly. If you are a business that prints a lot or has materials printed often, then you should consider adopting green printing practices.

Read on to discover what green printing is, how you can implement it, and the benefits of green printing for both businesses and the environment.

What Is Green Printing?

Green printing was born from looking for new ways for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint in a digital age.

The term green printing is essentially a general reference to any eco-friendly printing practices in an effort to reduce the negative impact of printing on the planet.

Green printing is the practice of using renewable energy sources, less power, and recycled or biodegradable materials and limiting the use of unnecessary chemicals when printing.

Benefits Of Green Printing

Green printing practices can be very beneficial for businesses for several reasons. They are less harmful to the environment, using less harmful chemicals and energy, and help to reduce a business’s carbon footprint.

They can be more cost-effective and less wasteful than traditional printing practices, whilst still delivering the same high-quality results. Businesses may also gain and retain more business for having eco-friendly printing practices.

Green Printing Practices

There are many ways you can adopt green printing practices in your business. Here are just a few things you can do to go greener:

  • Print on recycled or biodegradable paper or materials
  • Use XL or high-yield printer cartridges
  • Recycle your printer cartridges and toners
  • Use renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power
  • Turn printers off when not in use to save energy

Recycled Paper

Switching to recycled paper has never been more achievable. It is more accessible and affordable than ever. You can even get paper that is completely carbon-neutral. This means it may be produced using sustainable energy, or by a company that offsets the carbon impact of producing the paper.

XL High Yield Cartridges

Using XL or high-yield printer cartridges will help to reduce plastic waste as the cartridges are the same size as regular cartridges but will typically last a lot longer. This also means you will have to replace them less often which means fewer deliveries, thus less carbon emissions.

High-yield cartridges can be beneficial to many printer users and should definitely be considered. If you want to discover more about which ink or toner cartridge type is best for you, then do not hesitate to get in touch.

With over 20 years of industry experience, we will be able to find you the perfect product. Pick up the phone and call us at AB Cartridges on 01522 683460. Alternatively, you can email us at admin@abcartridges.co.uk. We offer free, unbiased advice to help you get the best products for your printing needs.

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