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Enviornment For Linked In

  1. 1. Printed Marketing Is Environmentally Responsible <ul><li>Burning a CD produces 4 times as much </li></ul><ul><li>CO2 as printing a single annual report </li></ul><ul><li>Spam emails sent annually have the </li></ul><ul><li>footprint of driving a car around the globe </li></ul><ul><li>1.6 million times </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 million items of e-waste are </li></ul><ul><li>thrown away every year in the US </li></ul><ul><li>70% of toxic waste in US landfills comes </li></ul><ul><li>from e-waste </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>CTP system (Computer to Plate) with non-hazardous water based developer and replenisher </li></ul><ul><li>Non-alcohol fountain solution that provides safe separation of water and ink </li></ul><ul><li>Soy based inks for conventional, Biolocity and UV inks for UV press (very low to no VOC’s) </li></ul><ul><li>All conventional waste ink is now mixed together into one to make black which is then reused </li></ul><ul><li>Aqueous (water based) coatings that can safely enter the waste stream </li></ul><ul><li>Zero hazardous press wash status (auto wash units on modern presses, very little hand wash) </li></ul><ul><li>VFD's (Variable Frequency Drives) allow for ramp up or down of electricity. On demand for savings </li></ul><ul><li>Radiant heat PLUS utilization of excess heat from KBA press UV lights to heat the entire pressroom </li></ul>Production Initiatives
  3. 3. Facility Initiatives <ul><li>Achieved the goal of &quot;zero production landfill&quot; and are working towards a &quot;zero landfill&quot; goal </li></ul><ul><li>T8 energy efficient lighting throughout (42% savings while increasing illumination by 12%) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficient emergency lighting using LEC's (Light Emitting Capacitors) with day glow green </li></ul><ul><li>Economizers installed on all HVAC units/others units replaced to 80% or better </li></ul><ul><li>A computer programmed HVAC system for energy management </li></ul><ul><li>Vending misers installed on vending machines shut down after predetermined time limit ($380 annual cut in half) </li></ul><ul><li>Installed energy efficient humidification system saving $68K in 1st year ($75K startup after $22K tax rebate) </li></ul><ul><li>An on site Management Representative for Quality, Environment, Safety and Security </li></ul><ul><li>External and internal audits conducted for Quality, Environment, Safety and Security </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Recording </li></ul>
  5. 5. CARBON FOOTPRINT <ul><li>Bolger’s benchmark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural gas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel for fleet vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could be more but we chose a more simpler approach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expense vs. Revenue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure benchmark expenses against recycling revenue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selling tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides incentive to continual improve </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Certifications <ul><li>Charter member of Great Printer Program through PIM (Printing Industry of Minnesota) </li></ul><ul><li>FSC (Forest Stewardship Council SW-COC-002059) </li></ul><ul><li>ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Standard) </li></ul><ul><li>Compliant to (non-certified) </li></ul><ul><li>ISO14001:2004 (Environmental Standard) </li></ul><ul><li>OHSAS 18001: 2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Standard) </li></ul>
  7. 7. AFFILIATIONS <ul><li>Minnesota Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Rohn Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Do It Green Publication </li></ul>
  8. 8. FUTURE INITIATIVES <ul><li>Change out HID and incandescent spot and flood lights to LED. Is this practical for the balance of our lighting? </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, a “house air” study is being conducted, the $2,500 cost will be reimbursed by an Xcel Energy rebate program </li></ul><ul><li>A recent meeting took place discussing rooftop photo voltaic solar panels to supplement our electrical needs. Incentive programs make this attractive but it is still a large expensive </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ Every dollar we save drops directly to the bottom line and reduces our environmental footprint.” dik Bolger/October 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a win/win situation for business and the environment </li></ul>
  10. 10. THANK YOU! Bolger is also an advocate of environmentally sound practices through our annual seminar series on graphic arts topics and a program entitled, The Right Marketing Strategy for Managing Our Environmental Footprint, which is available for companies and community groups.

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