In the UK alone, we produce over 300 million tonnes of waste every single year, to illustrate that would be about the same weight as almost 57,000 RMS Titanic’s! A vast amount of rubbish to consider which is why it is increasingly important as responsible businesses and individuals we dispose of our rubbish effectively and carefully.
Colour Connection are proud to announce that we have now officially achieved Zero Waste to Landfill status after recently changing to local firm Printwaste for our recycling needs.
In today’s environmentally aware climate, this philosophy is becoming paramount in day to day business requirements.
So, what is zero to landfill?
The philosophy is simple. We help to prevent any waste material produced at Colour Connection being disposed to landfill, this in turn offers a far more sustainable route to resourcing for our future generations.
How do we do this?
We ensure that our waste goes to the correct recycling facilities. All scrap paper and card, glass, plastic and platemaker effluent are sent for recycling, while any general waste is used for generating electricity.
Achieving this status of Zero Waste to Landfill helps us maintain our compliance to ISO 14001 too, which demonstrates that at Colour Connection, in addition to offering a professional and quality service to our clients, we are a caring bunch that are always looking for ways to help our planet! Here at Colour Connection we are in the business of getting through a lot of paper and card through our commercial print services, so we are hugely mindful that we recycle as much as possible. Paper is perhaps the most obvious and emotive area for environmental awareness in the media. It is often assumed that making paper destroys our rainforests, but the opposite is now becoming true. Between 2005 and 2015 European forests grew by 44,000 square kilometres, that is an area bigger than the whole of Switzerland!