REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
The Ovid Bell Press partners with PrintReleaf.
The certified reforestation service offered by PrintReleaf gives our clients an option to participate in reforestation efforts that directly offset the paper used for their publication. Products printed with PrintReleaf Certification bear the PrintReleaf logo, which enables publishers and their readers to see details about the number and location of trees planted on their behalf.
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Along with adding the opportunity to use the services of PrintReleaf, The Ovid Bell Press has a longstanding commitment of being good stewards of the environment. We are committed to reducing our impact on both our local community of Fulton, Missouri as well as the environment in general.
We generate a lot of aluminum plates each month, more than 10,000 plates per month! Instead of putting those plates into a landfill, we collect and recycle them. This allows the plates to be used for another purpose as well as reduce our impact on the local landfills.
Ever wonder what we do with all the small trimmings from our bind lines? Maybe you don’t, but we do! We collect all those trimmings into large bales and then send them off to the recycler, along with the ends of the rolls of paper from press, and all other paper waste that we collect throughout the plant.
We also use a lot of pallets. The ones we cannot reuse, we recycle. The wood can be used for other things and keeps them out of our landfills.
The printing process creates volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. We take very seriously the amount of VOCs that we emit into the atmosphere. We strive to be at or below the federal limit and every time we’re tested, we are consistently below our limit.
These and other environmental initiatives at The Ovid Bell Press ensure that we use our resources wisely and greatly reduce our impact in our community and the world. We want to leave the world a better place for future generations and we are constantly looking at ways to reduce our impact on the environment.