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At Image Science we try and reduce our impact on the environment wherever possible.
We re-use whatever we can - this includes ink/toner cartridges in printers where colour is not critical, such as our general office printer. We also re-use packing materials from incoming deliveries for outgoing orders wherever possible.
One little recognised benefit of pervasive colour management in an imaging workflow is a vast reduction in waste - very little test printing is required by us or our clients to achieve perfect results. This vastly reduces waste in paper and ink, both of which require significant resources to manufacture.
Image Science is also an ink/toner cartridge recycling drop off site - so you can bring in your used ink cartridges and we can pass them on to the right people for proper recycling (please bring only the cartridges themselves in a neat form, we can't accept cartridges that are actively leeching ink or packing materials etc).
We also try and minimise our use of cooling and heating, largely through having carefully selected offices designed with temperature control in mind - good natural ventilation, an inner atrium and so forth.
We also are actively seeking new materials that are more eco friendly - such as Hahnemuhle Bamboo - which is now added to our list of primary printing papers here at Image Science. Made from renewable bamboo fibres, this is an excellent and more ecologically friendly alternative.