November 15th, 2019 is National America Recycles Day and we here at Prisma would love to take the time and let our loyal employees and customers know all of the ways we are taking the initiative to be an environmentally friendly and sustainable business not only today but every day of the year!
Over the years Prisma has continued to increase our offerings in green-alternative products and services to our customers. A great example of reusable and recycled paper that we promote is seed paper! (btw seed paper is a type of handmade paper that includes any number of different plant seeds. The seeds themselves can still germinate after the papermaking process and they can sprout when the paper is planted in soil after use, so cool)
Implementing sustainable business practices and making our print processes more efficient is important to us and is achievable through AC units and a custom ventilation system that uses 15% less energy than standard systems, and using special web press dryers that release 100% clean air and reduces natural gas consumption by 30% over other dryers!
We encourage all of our employees and the community around us to support environmental stewardship by collecting paper, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard waste from the office and home to be recycled. Prisma also reuses shipping boxes and allows our employees the opportunity to have old boxes when needed. Plus, all of Prisma’s recycling efforts are collected and sent to International Paper to be shipped to paper mills and made into new recycled paper! These are just a few simple processes we have implemented on our way to becoming better environmental stewards and we will continue to keep finding more ways to have a strong impact for sustainability on our community, our state, and the earth as often as we can!
Can you imagine how long it would take Michael Phelps to swim laps across 18 Olympic sized swimming pools!?