efpa Announces New Green Certification Program
efpa (Environmentally Friendly Printers Association) has announced a new eco-friendly certification program for printers, related suppliers/partners, and all interested businesses and people who are looking for affordable, environmentally friendly printed products.
efpa is an association of printers and partners who believe in responsible, environmentally friendly printing practices that help promote a healthier environment. Print plays a very important role in everyday life, from education to communication. The association of printers, focuses on:
1. The use of recycled paper products (10 percent or better post-consumer waste paper)
2. The use of environmentally friendly inks such as, water, soy and vegetable based inks
3. Sorting and the recycling of all post printed paper products, such as make-ready, press sheets and trimmings
These three standards seek to transform and promote awareness in the way responsible, environmentally friendly printing is done both globally and locally.
efpa's goal is to increase awareness and responsibility for printers and partners, provide affordable green printing solutions, and to help protect and sustain a healthy environment through print. While there are a number of alternative certification programs available, most dealing with forestry management, efpa has more of a direct environmental impact and definitely a higher value to printers, partners, and print consumers.
For more information, visit www.myefpa.com.