We recycle the following products:
Lubricating oil – used oil is cleaned and reused
Metal – banding wire, steel and aluminum
Plastic – no. 2, 4, 5 and 6 plastic containers
Paper – uncoated and coated bond, text and cover
Cartridges – laser cartridges are returned for reuse
Corrugated – used cartons are recycled
Computers, monitors and keyboards – sent to specialized recycler
Ink – waste inks used in cement kilns for fuel, never to landfills
Other actions that help the environment:
Lights – conversion to LED lighting with motion sensors to be completed in 2016
FSC® Certified – FSC® C103525
Inks – all process inks contain soy oils
VOCs – lowest possible VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) levels possible emitted during production
Waste – solid waste stream reduced over 50%
Workflow – complete digital workflow
Press – Richards uses CIP3 technology that allows the file information to be sent to the press to pre-set the ink settings; this reduces the make-ready time and paper waste by 30%
Temperature Control – Richards uses web-based controls that monitor and adjust heat and light in the plant and office
Shipping – Richards coordinates shipments so that multiple shipments are delivered at the same time to minimize fuel usage
What is FSC®?
The primary focus of the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) is Environmental Protection. FSC®'s forest management standards expand protection of water quality, prohibit harvest of rare old-growth forest, prevent loss of natural forest cover and prohibit highly hazardous chemicals.
Please let us know if you would like to add the FSC® logo to your printed piece and we will submit the necessary paperwork.
Once we receive the approval we can either send you the FSC® logo to include in your design file or we can add the logo here once the print files are uploaded