Carbon Balanced Paper Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
Kall Kwik Welwyn Garden City has taken steps to further improve its environmental impact.
We are enrolled in three schemes, Carbon Capture, Carbon Balancing and the Ocean Protection Project. This will ensure that the paper we use in our digital printing is 100% carbon neutral and that we are helping to cleanup and protect our oceans.
To offset the carbon emitted during the manufacturing and distributions stages of paper production, the emissions are calculated, and the equivalent amount of CO2 is captured or balanced through the planting or preservation of trees.
Run by the Woodland Trust and the World Land Trust, these schemes are an important step in reversing the effects of years of releasing greenhouse gases into our environment.
The Big Blue Ocean Cleanup is one of the world's leading ocean cleanup non-profits. They help keep the oceans clean, protect marine wildlife, provide free educational resources and support the development of innovative technologies.
"The money that is given to the World Land Trust, in my estimation, has more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of."
Sir David Attenborough
What is Carbon Capture and how does it affect global warming?
Carbon capture is a scheme run by the Woodland Trust. By calculating the average amount of CO2 emitted during the manufacture and distribution stages (using Carbon Trust and DEFRA figures), the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide can be captured through the planting of new woodland, right here in the UK.
By planting new trees, CO2 emissions are offset, negating the negative effects of releasing these emissions into the atmosphere.
Our membership number: 13293497
What is Carbon Balanced paper and how can it positively impact global climate change?
Carbon Balanced Paper is a simple way for organisations to reduce the carbon impacts of their printed communications, reducing their carbon footprint and impacts on climate change. Carbon Balancing is where the carbon impacts of a product or service have been estimated and an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide is either prevented from being released into, or is absorbed from, the atmosphere.
Carbon Balancing is delivered by World Land Trust, an international conservation charity, who protects the world's most biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre. Their Carbon Balanced Programme offsets emissions through the purchase and preservation of high conservation value forests. Sir David Attenborough is a key patron of the trust. With the aim to protect the world's most biologically significant and threatened habitats, the charity purchases and protects land which is under threat of clearance.
By preventing this loss of trees, an important carbon sinkhole is preserved, helping to address the impact of greenhouse gas emission on the environment.
Our membership number: CBP003312
What is the ocean protection project
Kall Kwik WGC are proud to to partner Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, supporting their mission of cleansing our beautiful oceans of plastic waste.
Big Blue Ocean Cleanup is an international non-profit foundation that is cleaning the oceans and coastlines. They envision healthy oceans in which humanity is forever committed to caring for and appreciating our blue planet, our global marine biodiversity, for the long-term benefit of people and all life on Earth. Their mission is to drive positive change towards clean oceans and coastlines that support all marine wildlife and sustainable living.
We need to stop rubbish entering our oceans. Big Blue Ocean Cleanup works to prevent and cleanup ocean pollution and to minimise disturbance from human development and climate change.
They have removed over 500,000KG of rubbish from the oceans. They are on a mission to end ocean pollution.
For more information on Big Blue Ocean Cleanup please visit www.bigblueoceancleanup.org.
Do I, as a customer, have to do anything and how will it affect my carbon footprint?
No. We are now using carbon balanced paper for all of our digital printing and are absorbing the cost of this ourselves. There is no additional cost to our customers. This means you will be able to help towards your own green targets and reduce your carbon footprint just by using Kall Kwik Welwyn Garden City to provide your print.
In addition, you can use the Carbon Capture/Balancing logos on any of the printed materials which you have had digitally printed by us to show your own customers how much you care about the environment.
Why have we chosen to support these schemes for our printing?
Addressing global climate change has never been more urgent. Recent documentaries by David Attenborough have highlighted the negative effects of single-use plastics on our oceans, while the recent Australian bushfires have undoubtedly been worsened as an effect of warmer temperatures.
We believe that now is the time for all businesses to act on their green credentials.
As well as enrolling onto these Carbon Capture and Balancing schemes, we are also looking into other ways to make our business more environmentally friendly. We have already replaced all disposable plastic cups with glasses and taken steps to reduce fuel emissions when delivering your print.
Do you want to learn more about our carbon neutral paper?
To find out more about the Carbon Capture or Carbon Balancing schemes, or to find out how you can promote the benefits to your customers, please speak to our print team on 01707 393991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.