Green accreditation for print firm

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KCS Print has been presented with an award in recognition of its green credentials.

The Launceston-based firm was awarded the international ISO 14001 certificate for its high environmental standards.

To obtain the certificate, KCS developed an environmental management system at its factory, which is externally audited.

Both the factory itself and the materials used by the company from paper to lighting are the most energy-efficient available.

Paper, batteries, cardboard and plastic are all recycled, while the aluminium plates for printing are reprocessed.

Rainwater from the factory roof is stored and reused to flush the toilets, while aerating taps are used to reduce water use.

Director Terrye Teverson said: “We take our green credentials seriously, so I am very proud to receive this certificate.

“We built the factory in 2005 and paid close attention to the environment, ensuring that 30% of aggregate in the concrete was recycled.

“All our paper is sourced by the Forest Stewardship Council, and where possible we use vegetable-based inks for our printing processes.”