Ace Printing is committed to the concept of "sustainable development", the goal of continuing growth without depleting natural resources while minimizing the impact on the environment. We are continually identifying and implementing improvements for conserving energy, reducing waste and recycling. We will operate in an environmentally responsible manner and in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Ace Printing uses only responsibly-forested and certified papers. We also provide recycled papers including elemental chlorine free (ECF), process chlorine free (PCF) or totally chlorine free (TCF) papers. These sheets are compatible with all of our print processes and in many cases, cost no more than virgin papers. Recycled papers reduce water pollution and air pollution. Moreover, recycled paper uses 55% less water and saves 60% to 70% of the energy required to make virgin paper.
We recycle all paper waste. We have 10 dumpsters that are picked up weekly by a recycling company. On average, annually we recycle over 143 tons of paper resulting in 2,441 trees saved, 1,005,060 gallons of water saved and 51,689 gallons of oil saved.
We use Toyo HyPlus 100 vegetable-based ink, which is formulated without any petroleum oils as ink solvents. HyPlus 100 is a high-quality, green printing
alternative in the pressroom. It replaces inks containing petroleum-derived solvents with formulations for all four basic colors that are entirely free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
We use environmentally friendly materials and processes wherever possible. That includes reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions into the atmosphere, running paper that has a high percentage of post-consumer fiber and minimizing ink and paper waste.
We have significantly reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from our plant by more than 86%.We use a solvent that is 86.2 grams per liter VOC, well
below California's South Coast Air Quality Management District's regulatory limits.
All hazardous chemical waste is routinely picked up for proper recycling.
Our prepress department utilizes computer-to-plate (CTP) technology. CTP eliminates the need for film, proofing materials, and chemicals, including heavy metal silver halide. This process also enables us to make-ready faster and electronically, using less energy and raw material.
All office lighting in the plant uses T8 Linear Fluorescent Lamps. These lights consume up to 35 percent less energy than the previous standard T12 lamp systems.
Thermostats are electronically programmed to save energy.
Our E-waste collection program allows employees to properly dispose of their computers, monitors, cell phones and batteries.
We have 10 dumpster bins dedicated to paper recycling, two for cardboard-only recycling and one co-mingled bin for all recyclable materials including paper, cardboard, glass and plastic.
All employees' personal paper recycle bins are used for co-mingled recycling further reducing office waste.
We pursue technologies and processes that further improve the quality of life for our employees, their families and our fellow citizens. As new practices are put in place at Ace Printing, this environmental statement will be updated to reflect the changes.
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