Responsibly Managed Forests

Going Green with Responsibly Managed Forestry

Responsibly managed forestry includes representatives from environmental and social groups, the timber trade, paper industry, forestry profession, indigenous people's organisations, community forestry groups and forest product certification organisations from around the world.  It is their job to ensure that the forests are managed to protect wildlife habitat and respect the rights of local communities.

The 'Chain of Custody' is the process by which the source of a timber product is verified. Certification involves inspection and auditing of the land from which the timber and pulpwood originate and tracking it through all the steps of the production process until it reaches the end user.

What does this mean to you?

Since 2005 we have been the only UK website with online ordering promoting printed products made entirely from responsibly sourced or recycled paper.

We use paper and board sourced from responsibly managed sources in silk, gloss and 100% recycled for all of our printing.

Responsible and Auditable

Using responsibly sourced paper for your printing is an effective way to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability. Many companies are increasingly specifying these papers as their pledge to a greener world and we are happy to offer them as standard.

Placing your printing with A Local Printer guarantees the following:

  • ISO 14001 certified printer since 2006 and committed to continual improvement
  • Every paper and board on our website originates from responsibly managed forests
  • All of our litho presses are alcohol free
  • Our plate making equipment is chemistry free
  • All of our litho inks are vegetable oil based
  • All of the toners we use are environmentally friendly
  • All of our waste is either recycled or re-used
  • All of our waste is collected by certified hazardous waste carriers

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More information on our eco-friendly printing can be found in our Green Printing Policy.

Add a claim to your printing

We recommend adding one of the following lines of text:-

‘Printed using vegetable oil based inks on paper originating from responsibly managed forests’

‘Printed using eco-friendly toners on paper originating from responsibly managed forests’

‘Printed on material originating from responsibly managed forests’

Add your own Eco Logo

As we are not constrained by what we print on the materials we use, you can create your own eco logo in any size, shape or colour that you want.

Add our Eco Logo

You can add one of our eco logos to anything we print for you, for free!

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