National Recycle Day

Today is National Recycle Day in the United States.  Close To My Heart is committed to green initiatives within its product lines as well as other parts of the business.

 All Close To My Heart printed papers (including cardstock, B&T Duos®, and My Stickease®) are SFI (sustainable forestry initiative) certified. We work with vendors who maintain the strictest standards in quality and environmentally responsible printing.

We have an eye to reducing our own waste, and recycle approximately 80% of all waste generated at the corporate office. Additionally, all our lighting and ventilation systems are on timers so they minimize resource consumption during non-business hours. The office/warehouse facilities are OSHA compliant and offer a safe and clean work environment to all employees.
Our shipping boxes are partial post-consumer recycled material, but they do contain some new manufactured content to make the boxes sturdy enough to withstand shipping.

We also have an innovative material reclamation process that helps us recapture the vast majority of the polymer used to produce our stamps. It’s fast, clean, efficient, and also helps keep our stamp costs competitive. All of our stamp manufacturing processes are extremely clean, and are cleaned only with environmentally-friendly soaps and water-soluble chemicals; we don’t use any harsh chemicals or bleaches to clean our machinery and production area.

We do use some soy-based dyes in our paper printing. Because of some limitations with soy, we can’t use it exclusively, but it is an important component of our ink processes.

I am proud to be a part of a company that remembers that the health and well being of our family's future generations depends upon how the current one lives.

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