JW WALLS is committed to maintaining a clean and safe environment not only for its employees, but also the surrounding community and our customers.
These are the guidelines and processes our printing company lives by to ensure we are environmentally responsible.
Our three key areas of commitment:
- Disposal of waste inks, chemicals and printing substrates. All waste inks, chemicals and printing substrates are disposed of via a specialist contractor and they conform strictly to ISO 9002 accreditation. All documents are traceable via a tight audited paper trail. Our Group have been market leaders in the introduction of UV inks, which has significantly reduced the use of solvents in our workplace.
- Waste paper and plastic recycling.
All waste paper and plastic are separated and recycled via “Sita Waste Disposal” contractors; again these are ISO 9002 accredited.
- Machine safety LEV (local extraction ventilation).
LEV`s on our machines are checked every 14 months via an independent contractor (DBMS) and all LEV`s are certified to the standards set down by law/ the local authority and meet EU standards.
DBMS also deal with side issues such as testing of water supplies for Legionellosis and a comprehensive chlorination program.
We have an on-going commitment to reduce VOCs and is well inside existing EU legislation. This is primarily achieved through the fact that we currently operate at 100% UV inks on screen processes and 70% on Litho processes.
Our company pays particular attention to waste management and have invested in two eight ton waste compactors to help their efforts. One of these is used for general waste, this is disposed of by Sita Waste at their burn for energy plant. Our other compactor is used exclusively for recycling printed material. Paper, corrugated board, display board and folding box board are streamed into the compactor and removed from site to a recycling plant. Unprinted materials are separated in the waste stream and kept either on pallets or in two ton bins for removal on a weekly basis. With exhaustive searches we have managed to source a recycling operation to recycle our PVC, a product which until recently proved impossible to recycle.