Global paper consumption has increased by almost half since 1980. These days we communicate most of the time by email and text, receive statements online and fax machines are already a thing of the past – yet the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper each year.
As part of Architeg Prints business ethos, we've begun a number of projects to minimise our impact on the environment - reducing our carbon footprint, or eliminating it where possible. We plant trees & fund the world’s best climate crisis solutions.
These 5 projects are just the beginning - we will be working on additional projects as the business continues to grow.
PROJECT ONE: CLIMATE POSITIVE WORKFORCE
For every member of staff on our team, we offset their carbon footprint via Ecologi.
Ecologi is a climate organisation based in Bristol, UK. Every month, they plant 12 trees, and offset 0.9 Tonnes of C02 are offset per member of staff to account for their personal carbon footprint.
These trees are planted across the globe via reforesting/rewilding projects, and CO2 is offset via green energy investment and clean water projects. You can find out more about these projects here!
You can also check out our Ecologi profile here, to see the impact we've had so far.
PROJECT TWO: 100% GREEN WEBSITE HOSTING
All our company's websites are hosted with Clouflare. Cloudflare is the security, performance, and reliability company that uses 100% renewable energy for its offices and datacentre.
By 2025 Cloudflare aims to remove all greenhouse gases emitted as the result of powering their network since its launch in 2010 to help the Internet begin with a fresh start.
PROJECT THREE: SUSTAINABLE PAPER, CARD, AND WOOD
FSC-certified forests are managed with consideration for people, wildlife and the environment. They are independently audited to ensure they meet the FSC Principles and Criteria for Forest Management.
Sustainably-managed forests meet the needs of wildlife while supporting livelihoods and providing many other ecosystem services, such as carbon storage and flood risk mitigation.
We ensure that all artwork and prints we produce at Architeg Prints only comes from FSC accredited sources - meaning that it comes from well-managed foresets, and/or verified and recycled sources.
100% of all packaging we use is also FSC-Accredited.
PROJECT FOUR: WATER BASED INKS
As part of our printing process, both for our in house printing and any partners, we only use water-based inks which are 100% non-hazardous, toxin-free and vegan friendly.
PROJECT FIVE: 5% OF EVERY ORDER PLANTS TREES & REDUCES CO2
For every order, 5% of the print value of the order (not including shipping) goes towards reforesting, clean water production, and CO2 reduction projects with our partners Ecologi.
These five projects are just the beginning of our eco projects. We will be working on additional projects as the business continues to grow.
If you want to check out the impact we've had with Ecologi so far, click on the image below!