Carbon Balanced Printer program offers printers in North America who have measured their own carbon footprint, then offset those emissions with World Land Trust to become a certified carbon-balanced printer; more than 70 printers signed up in UK

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October 3, 2023 (press release) –

Recently launched in North America, the Carbon Balanced Printer program offers printers a sustainable nature-based solution that helps protect the planet's biodiversity and balance their carbon emissions.

Many companies are looking closely at their environmental record. Whether it’s energy use, recycling, packaging, or transport, businesses understand that sustainability can have a direct influence on their bottom line. Printers, in particular, are looking for ways to further improve their environmental record and also prove to customers that they understand climate change and actions needed to mitigate it.

The Carbon Balanced Printer program offers its partner printers the opportunity to contribute to biodiversity protection and carbon balance their paper and print services. Members of the program are printers that have measured their own carbon footprint, then offset those emissions with World Land Trust to become a certified carbon-balanced printer. This also allows them to use the World Land Trust logo on their printed communications, and benefit from customized marketing materials to promote their efforts.

Over 70 printers already carbon balanced
In the UK, the Carbon Balanced Printer program has been running since 2010, and currently over 70 printers are signed up.

Carbon balanced printers have received significant attention from the UK print industry for their environmental values, including the PrintWeek awards featuring many in their 2022 list of award nominees. Go Inspire, a long-standing carbon balanced printer, won the overall Environmental Company of the Year award, showing the value the industry places on sustainability.

World Land Trust
To offset the emissions of printer partners, the Carbon Balanced Printer program works in partnership with the global conservation non-profit World Land Trust (WLT). Backed by a host of environmental experts and prominent spokespersons, including Sir David Attenborough, WLT protects some the world’s most biologically significant habitats by funding conservation areas for permanent protection for habitats and wildlife.

Since its formation in 1989, the organization has played a key role in the purchase and protection of over two million acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats, with another two million acres managed under active protection around the world.

Carbon Balanced Printer projects
The Carbon Balanced Printer program currently funds four projects around the world, each one protecting a vast range of threatened animal and plant species. These projects include the purchase of land in the Nangaritza Valley of Ecuador to protect it from agricultural expansion and gold mining, and the preservation of the Khe Nuoc Trong forest in Central Vietnam, one of the most biodiverse areas in the world in terms of ecology and wildlife.

“These projects are enabling these forests to recover and restore, as well as accrue the carbon benefits,” says Richard Cuthbert, Director of Conservation at WLT. “All of our projects are funded through donations. We don’t receive any government support, so it’s incredibly important that programs such as Carbon Balanced Printer continue their work to enable us to fund these incredible projects.”

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