Environmental StewardshipPDF Download
Riot Creative Imaging’s Green Plan is a nationwide program aimed at making the visual communication industry as sustainable and environmentally forward thinking as possible. As an industry leader, our intention is to set the standard by which all other companies in our industry will be judged.
We work to reduce consumption of resource-intensive goods. We also work with our vendors and suppliers to make sure our materials, equipment, and installation practices are the best environmentally.
Let Riot Creative Imaging help you leave a lighter footprint on the planet.
Ask for our recommendations on media that will have the least impact on the environment.
For example, cornstarch-based Eco-Board is made from recycled-content materials and is 100 percent biodegradable, making it environmentally superior to foam core or foam board.
Many of our printing materials come with environmental certifications, either for supporting the development of responsible forest management or for using recycled content from post-consumer waste. Some banner materials are 100 percent recyclable and last longer, meaning less material is consumed over time, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of your visual communication.
Eco-friendly latex ink technology
Latex inks are water-based and use an aqueous-dispersed polymer technology. These water-based formulations do not use toxic solvents, and they are nonflammable and contain no hazardous air pollutants — dramatically reducing the impact of printing on the environment. Another important benefit of latex inks is a less noxious environment for our print operators. Not only are latex inks environmentally superior to other options, but they also have great image quality and durability.
Why overnight prints or other products across the country or the world? Digitally transmit them and print locally.
Riot Creative Imaging has 13 regional centers, making it possible to print close to your project’s final destination and cut down on the carbon emissions created by shipping.
Visual communication is a consumable-intensive business. As part of our commitment to environmental stewardship, Riot recycles as many materials as possible at the end of a project lifecycle.
Let us recycle your project. Recycling significantly reduces demand on forests, uses less total energy, produces fewer contaminants, saves natural resources, and cuts down on landfill waste.
|Use Recycled Paper!
Compare Virgin Paper to Recycled paper Use for 1 Ton of Paper
|100% Virgin Paper||100% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper||Savings Per Ton|
|Wood Use||3 tons||0 tons||3 tons, saves 24 trees|
|Total Energy||38 Million BTUs||22 Million BTUs||17 Million BTUs|
|Greenhouse Gasses||5,690 pounds of CO2||3,582 pounds
|2,108 pounds of CO2|
|Wastewater||19,075 gallons||10,325 gallons||8,750 gallons|
|Solid Waste||2,278 pounds||1,155 pounds||1,124|
|From Environmental Paper Newsletter, June 2007|