We recycle the following products:

Lubricating oil – used oil is cleaned and reused

Metal – banding wire, steel and aluminum

Plastic – no. 2, 4, 5 and 6 plastic containers

Paper – uncoated and coated bond, text and cover

Cartridges – laser cartridges are returned for reuse

Corrugated – used cartons are recycled

Computers, monitors and keyboards – sent to specialized recycler

Ink – waste inks used in cement kilns for fuel, never to landfills

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Other actions that help the environment:

Lights – conversion to LED lighting with motion sensors to be completed in 2016

FSC® Certified – FSC® C103525

Inks – all process inks contain soy oils

VOCs – lowest possible VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) levels possible emitted during production

Waste – solid waste stream reduced over 50%

Workflow – complete digital workflow

Press – Richards uses CIP3 technology that allows the file information to be sent to the press to pre-set the ink settings; this reduces the make-ready time and paper waste by 30%

Temperature Control – Richards uses web-based controls that monitor and adjust heat and light in the plant and office

Shipping – Richards coordinates shipments so that multiple shipments are delivered at the same time to minimize fuel usage

Richards Graphic Communications has been certified as an Illinois Great Printer by the State of Illinois. Additionally we are FSC® certified.

What is FSC®?

The primary focus of the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) is Environmental Protection. FSC®'s forest management standards expand protection of water quality, prohibit harvest of rare old-growth forest, prevent loss of natural forest cover and prohibit highly hazardous chemicals.

Please let us know if you would like to add the FSC® logo to your printed piece and we will submit the necessary paperwork.

Once we receive the approval we can either send you the FSC® logo to include in your design file or we can add the logo here once the print files are uploaded

FSC-logo,, FSC- C103525, The mark of responsible forestry.