Chocolate and Ink

28th September 2018

At Paint the Town Green, we strive to carry through eco-mindfulness across everything we do. We are an environmentally-friendly decorating company, we sell eco-paint, we recycle where possible, we minimise our packaging and we try to operate as much as we can in a paperless way.

We were shocked therefore to learn from eco-company Green Printing Solutions, who re-manufacture quality, affordable cartridges, that only 15% of the 65 million cartridges sold in the UK each year is diverted from landfill!

Sadly, ink (unlike our lovely paint) contains high levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and heavy metals which can lead to soil and water pollution. As well, the plastic in cartridges can take an astonishing 1,000 years to decompose!

When you join forces with a company like Green Printing Solutions, you not only help prevent cartridges from being thrown out, you prevent a new one being made. It takes almost a gallon of oil to make new cartridges and that’s just for one single laserjet!

Additionally, for every cartridge returned, they will donate an amount to your chosen charity of choice. With a choice of over 1,000 to choose from, their cartridges carry a less than 1% faulty rate and they won’t invalidate your printer warranty.

To boot, Green Printing Solutions give presents! Today with our order, we got chocolate! Ink and Chocolate. It was a happy Friday at Paint the Town Green HQ!

It’s a no brainer.

Every little effort helps. If everyone made the effort to live eco-consciously, imagine collectively the positive impact we would have on this world.

For just this reason, we had to give this company a supportive shout out.

Happy weekend!

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