Our Environment Policy

Prestige Print is committed to continuing the family legacy of running a sustainable business while being a responsible contributor to society. Our business is providing a service which results in high quality printed articles. We encourage integrity and pride in our work, respect for all people and continual innovation.

Prestige Print is committed to preventing pollution and reducing our effect on the environment.

We will achieve this by:

 

  • Continually reviewing and improving our environmental performance

  • Setting environmental objectives and targets

  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation and any other requirements relating to our environmental aspects

  • Promoting awareness and encouraging participation of all staff

  • Documenting and implementing an Environmental Management System

  • Minimising all waste paper, ink and water

  • Minimising and responsibly disposing of all hazardous waste

  • Minimising environmental risk

  • Minimising the consumption of energy and raw materials

 

Alec Walker and Mervyn Walker

Directors

We are proud to have joined the Low Emissions, Electric Car movement. Vinchy is the lucky driver of this car which he can charge using our own Car Charger. In addition we also have an EV delivery van for Wellington region deliveries.

Inks

We use vegetable (oil/mineral free) inks as recommended by the Ministry for the Environment.

Environmental benefits of mineral free inks include:

  • the reduction and/or elimination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released into the atmosphere. Mineral free inks are classified as ‘containing less than 1% VOCs’. VOCs are unhealthy to breathe over long periods of time. They also harm the environment by contributing to smog

  • they do not contain the following metals or salts: antimony, chromium, selenium, arsenic, mercury, cobalt, cadmium, manganese, lead

  • improved degradability because of the absence of heavy metals

  • healthier work places for printing staff

  • manufacturing from a renewable resource.

Paper

It is easy to get confused when considering the environmental choices of paper.

It’s not only the source of the paper, but also whether it will be successfully recycled.

There are advantages and disadvantages to recycled paper and that has to be weighed against using paper sourced from sustainable forests.

Our Account Managers can guide you in your choice which will vary according to the job.

All of the papers we use a FSC accredited.

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72 Abel Smith St

Wellington

New Zealand

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Monday to Friday

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