ink from renewable resources
doodad uses renewable substances such as soybean oil and other environmentally renewable
resources. Our ink supplier,
the importance of sustainable development in today's industry and manufactures products
with organic pigments chosen for their low level of contaminants.
We recycle 100% of our waste paper. This amounts to 4.5 million pounds per year
of paper, most of which is converted by paper mills back into various types of paper
for re-use. We also collect and recycle 100% of our paper cores and brown paper
wraps from incoming paper rolls, as well as 100% (54,000 pounds) of aluminium printing
We use regenerative thermal oxidization
(RTO) to control the emissions of
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). This technology uses heat, partially reclaimed
from the printing process, to destroy over 99% of VOCs before they are released
to the atmosphere.
We review all pressroom chemicals to ensure we are using the most environmentally
friendly versions that we can find. For instance, we use low VOC varieties of blanket
wash and fountain solution and our metering roller cleaner (MRC) has 50% less acetone.
We are committed to maximizing the yield that we derive from all resources. By reducing
paper waste and manufacturing by-products such as VOC’s and using chemicals with
lower levels of non-sustainable additives, we mitigate the negative impact that
we might otherwise have on the environment. Accordingly, we emphasize continuous
improvement in all programs designed to reduce our environmental footprint. Our
paper waste program, as just one example, has reduced waste levels by more than
30% since 2007.