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 doodad's environmental approach
  • ink from renewable resources

    doodad uses renewable substances such as soybean oil and other environmentally renewable resources. Our ink supplier, Hostmann-Steinberg, recognizes the importance of sustainable development in today's industry and manufactures products with organic pigments chosen for their low level of contaminants.
  • recycling

    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 plates.
    doodad green approach
  • air quality

    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.
  • pressroom chemicals

    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.
  • waste reduction

    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.