Active has a long-standing commitment to being environmentally and socially responsible. We believe that ‘going green’ is not a one time event...it’s an ongoing process.

Some of the steps we have taken over the last few years include:

  • Becoming one of the first printers to receive Forest Stewardship Council® Chain-of-Custody Certification.
  • Being rated by the EPA as a low emitter of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Our careful handling of all chemicals is aimed at limiting any exposure to the environment.
  • We use no petroleum-based inks; we’ve been using only vegetable-based inks for over twelve years.
  • Recycling all of our aluminum printing plates and paper waste.
  • We dispose of all fluorescent bulbs and computer equipment in an environmentally-responsible way.
  • Our printing presses use automatic washing systems for blankets and rollers which dramatically reduces the solvents used in cleaning.
  • All pallets are purchased used and are recycled.
  • Rather than offering only traditional solvent-based varnishes, we offer water-based aqueous coatings.
  • Printing plates are developed using non-solvent, aqueous-based chemistry.

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