Environmentally responsible printing and responsible sourcing used in the production of our printed products are as important to us as to many of our customers. Utley Brothers strongly supports our suppliers in their own initiatives to maximize sustainable practices in providing products and services which we in turn extend to our customers.
Utley Brothers is pleased to offer many paper options to its customers with varying amounts of recycled content. 92% of shipped orders contain at least 10% post consumer recycled content. Additionally, all business card flute boxes are made with 100% recycled content.
The ink formulas used at Utley Brothers contain anywhere from 25 to 40% or pure vegetable oils or vegetable oil derivatives. The utilization of replenishable vegetable oils, combined with the low volatile organic compound (VOC) nature of vegetable based sheet fed inks allows us to meet both performance demands and the environmental responsibilities required of today's professional organizations.
Utley Brothers has recognized the importance of paper recycling for more than a decade. Today recycling initiatives at Utley result in as much as 20,000 pounds of recycled paper on average per month.
The Value of Print
You probably know the primary raw material for paper is trees. Did you also know that trees are a renewable resource?
- There are 20% more trees in the U.S. today than on the first Earth Day in 1970.
- Only 11% of the world’s forests are used for paper.
- Electronic devices; desktops, tablets, phones and readers require the mining and refining of dozens of minerals and metals as well as the use of plastics, hydrocarbon solvents and other non-renewable resources.
- The only medium with a one-time carbon footprint while all other media require energy every time.