See Sustainability Policy from Owners
Service Litho-Print voluntarily tracks VOC emissions monthly, going above and beyond DNR requirements. The monitoring and tracking of air emissions allows SLP to not only ensure EPA and DNR compliance, but to set a benchmark for lower emission goals each year.
USING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES
Renewable energy is here to stay, and Service Litho Print is excited to be part of it. SLP is a Champion Member of the NatureWise program through Wisconsin Public Service. WPS uses the money from the NatureWise program to maintain renewable energy resources, as well as to pursue new renewable energy opportunities.
Service Litho-Print performs an air leak test annually to catch and correct air leaks. Correcting the air leaks reduces energy usage at the facility.
BACK TO THE BASICS —
Service Litho-Print is committed to reducing waste up front, reusing materials when possible, and recycling what we can at our facility. In this effort:
- All scrap metal is collected for salvage
- Florescent lights are disposed of in a safe manner, applicable portions are recycled
- Computers and electronics are either safely recycled, or donated
- Skids are recycled
- Silver that is recovered from Plating Process is recycled
From 07/08- 06/09, SLP recycled:
- 500,000 pounds of plastics
- 230,000 pounds of cardboard and paper
- 10,000 pounds of aluminum
THE BIG “C”
Transportation is a major contributor to Carbon in the atmosphere. SLP has greatly reduced the carbon footprint due to our operations by:
- Using a local plastic supplier
- Using a local plastic recycler
- Utilizing a shipping company that follows the EPA SmartWay Program. The SmartWay Program educates shipping companies on best environmental practices, and tracks their processes to ensure proper maintenance of the program
PROTECTING OUR WORLD
Silver that is leached from the plate and film process is collected in a silver recovery unit. The unit is checked and the waste stream beneath it is monitored regularly. SLP continues to be in compliance with our local regulators of wastewater discharge.
SUPPORTING OUR FAMILY
SLP utilizes local businesses:
- Local plastics supplier
- Local plastics recycler
SLP keeps our Associates, Customers and Suppliers educated on Sustainability by:
- Training associates annually on Company Initiatives, as well as how they can make a difference outside of SLP.
- Providing information and education to associates, customers and suppliers.
VOC (Volatile organic compounds)
SLP primarily runs a UV process. UV inks and coatings have insignificant amounts of VOCs. A VOC is a chemical compound that has high enough vapor pressures under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the atmosphere. Although ubiquitous in nature and modern industrial society, they may also be harmful or toxic. VOCs, or subsets of VOCs, are often regulated.
Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin State Agency. See www.dnr.state.wi.us for more information
A Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) program that offers renewable energy from wind and biomass. It is an investment that demonstrates SLP’s commitment to clean, safe energy — and makes the most of the environment. Participation helps bring the date closer when WPS can build more sources of renewable energy.
Recycling the listed materials does more than just save on landfill space. By recycling plastics, paper and aluminum, the manufacturing from virgin materials was avoided, which in turn, conserves natural resources. The following natural resources were conserved due to SLP’s recycling efforts: 2,594 mature trees, 277 barrels of oil, 2,270,109 Kw-hrs of electricity and 807,660 gallons of water*.
* Information derived from Waste Management, Recycle America, L.L.C., Green Sheet Calculator.
Defined by the total set of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event or product. For simplicity of reporting, it is often expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2), or the equivalent of other GHGs, emitted.
SmartWay SM Program
In 2004, EPA launched SmartWaySM — an innovative brand that represents environmentally cleaner, more fuel efficient transportation options. See www.epa.gov/smartway for more information