Green Printing Options at ABC Printing & Signs
What does Elemental Chlorine Free Mean?
Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) pulp is bleached without chlorine gas. In the ECF process, chlorine is replaced by chlorine dioxide and the lignin content of pulp is reduced to as low a level as possible before bleaching.
What does Process Chlorine Free Mean?
Process Chlorine Free (PCF) is recycled paper in which the recycled content is unbleached or bleached without chlorine or chlorine derivatives.
What does Post-Consumer Waste Mean?
Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) is recovered material that has served its intended use as a consumer item and been discarded for disposal or recovery. Post-consumer material is part of the broader category of recovered material, which includes paper, paperboard and fibrous materials, such as corrugated boxes, newspapers, magazines and cordage, originating in workplaces and homes.
What is FSC?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international certification system that guarantees you are protecting forests when you buy FSC certified paper. The FSC logo is your guarantee that any new fiber in paper comes from a well-managed forest operation. FSC assures that the recycled content of the paper is accurately post-consumer waste. Visit:www.fsccanada.org
What is SFI?
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is a North American certification system that is committed to responsible management of wood and paper products. SFI has a chain of custody certification (COC) that tracks the wood fiber on the path it takes from a certified forest to the end consumer. Visit: www.sfiprogram.org
What is Green-e?
Green-e is the leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and green house gas reductions. Green-e offers certification and verification of renewable energy and green house gas mitigation products. Visit: www.green-e.org
For more information on any of these certification programs or on how you can help by purchasing greener paper please feel free to contact us at ABC Printing.