Our Green Policy
Since its foundation Edge Stickers has aimed to be a "Green" sticker company.
As a policy we currently have the following targets to recycle or reuse:
- 95% of incoming packaging, boxes and envelopes
- 60% of associated plastics and cartridges relating to thermal transfer printing
- 98% of paper
We will continue to monitor our recycling rates and set new targets each year.
In addition, we have chosen to adopt environmentally friendly inks for our wide-format printers.
This contrasts with the wide range of aggressive solvent inks that many manufacturers use in the production of stickers. Solvent inks are harmful both to employees and the environment. As such, Edge Stickers is opposed to these inks in commercial production.
Reducing energy use
As an energy conscious company, we aim to continually find ways to save and reduce energy. We turn off lights, machines and equipment when not in use and enforce these policies across the company.
Promoting use of non-motorised transport
Wherever possible, we encourage staff to walk, cycle or to share lifts to work.
Where possible we will evaluate office supplies in the following ways:
- if the need can be met in another way
- if renting/sharing is an option before purchasing equipment
- if there is any environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase
We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible and will reuse and recycle everything we are able to.
As a company we aim to involve staff in the implementation of these policies, for greater commitment and improved performance.