Ink Firm To Offset Emissions By Planting Trees

2012-04-03 09:12:18

Published on 2012-04-03 09:12:18

Recycling ink cartridges is well-known for being a positive environmental move and one printer in Springfield, USA, has also taken up the idea of 'greening up' its printing operations.

However, instead of recycling cartridges, Springfield-based firm 3G graphic solutions will plant around 5,000 trees to try and offset the emissions put out by the company.

The company which has around 90 employees and does around $6 million (£3.7 million) in business annually has planted hundreds of trees already with the hope of helping the environment.

Sales rep Tim McGhee told the Springfield News-Sun: "I hate to say it, but printing is one of the biggest offenders to the environment

"My life’s work in sales won’t be remembered. But long after I’m gone, those trees will be standing tall somewhere."

This April, 3G plans to plant 670 assorted types of pine trees bringing the total so far to 3,450 trees.

Posted by Johnny McMaster.

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