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Our journey to sustainability in print

We're committed to take sustainability in print to the next level.

That's why, we've made several significant changes to our premises and production processes in order to operate more sustainably.

Here's a timeline of what we've achieved so far...

  • June 2024 - using battery storage technology we will be capturing excess solar energy generated during the day and at weekends to power Kamset during the night, completion due mid-June 2024.

  • May 2024 - we completed installation of an additional 110kW rooftop solar array now a total of 160kW powering a significant percentage of our expanded operations here at Kamset.

  • April 2024 - owner of Kamset exchanged a 7 year old petrol company car for a fully 100% electric car with zero carbon emissions - powered by their home office rooftop solar panels.

  • April 2024 - owners of Kamset installed roof top solar panels to power home office plus their company electric car and hybrid car.

  • December 2023 - during 2023 one employee invested in purchasing a hybrid car, 4 employees cycled to work,  2 employees walk to work.

  • November 2023 - owner of Kamset exchanged a 10 year old second hand company vehicle for a Hybrid with carbon emissions 28g/km  

  • August 2023 - Installed intelligent Electric Van chargers that only charge when there is excess solar, ie no grid consumption.  

  • July 2023 - Purchased our 4th Electric Van for deliveries and installation teams

  • June 2023 - Purchased ELECTRIC forklift for our new Storage facility.

  • February 2023 - purchased another ELECTRIC fork lift vehicle as backup to our existing forklift

  • January 2023 - we now use natural weather conditions to heat and cool internal areas, ie cold air from outside drawn in to cool our central communications room and the heat from this room is directed into the production area with the innovative use of ducting and fans, eliminating the need for air conditioning in the comms room and reducing the amount of heating and cooling required in the production room for much of the year.

  • December 2022 - Updated IT Servers to energy-efficient servers - retiring old server technology.

  • July 2022 - Purchased our third ELECTRIC van - Long Wheelbase for larger deliveries - powered by our rooftop solar panels.

  • June 2022 - Purchased a larger Electric forklift to replace our old Electric forklift.

  • March 2022 - Purchased a high quality flat bed state of the art, leading-edge printer - lowest and most efficient energy useage of all the large-format 3.2m wide printers on the market today.

  • December 2021, we purchased our second ELECTRIC van Citroen Despatch - powered by our rooftop solar panels.

  • August 2021, we proudly added our first fully ELECTRIC delivery and installation van to our vehicle fleet, providing emission-free, eco-friendly installations and deliveries. Furthermore, we're powering it from the sun's natural energy via our 5,000sqft of rooftop solar panels!

  • March 2020 as Covid-19 disrupted the United Kingdom, we made a brave decision to continue forward with our investment in two brand new leading edge printers, holding the same LED cold ink curing technology, however running on only half the wattage of our previous printers!

  • January 2020, we partnered with Forest Carbon the UK's number 1 in capturing carbon emissions and creating new permanent woodlands. By mitigating the impact of our greenhouse gas emissions and investing in Forest Carbon’s projects, we can restore the balance by making a contribution for the wider environment to benefit.

  • PHS pioneers removal and recycling ladies hygiene waste into fuel.

  • Replaced washing detergent for eco-ball detergent-free alternative.

  • Upgraded LED lighting in production areas to a brighter, more efficient LED alternative and installed LED lights we removed into our storage unit, replacing old fluorescent tube lighting.

  • Replaced old, leaky roof with high-spec insulated roof.

  • 50kW Solar panel system fitted to 5,000sqft of south-facing roof, generating a substantial amount of Kamset’s energy requirements

  • Replaced fluorescent tube lighting in offices and communal areas with sensor lighting with automatic turn-off after ten minutes of no activity.

  • Replaced remaining air-conditioning units with new A-rated energy-efficient alternative.

  • Further old air-conditioning units replaced with new A-rated energy-efficient alternative.

  • Replaced inefficient blow heaters in toilets and communal areas with energy-efficient heaters.

  • Replaced our oldest UV machine with new leading-edge energy-efficient, cold-curing LED technology replacing hot mercury curing of UV.

  • Replaced fluorescent tube lighting under mezzanine floor with sensor lighting with automatic turn-off after ten minutes of no activity.

  • Installed LED lights in production areas replacing old mercury lamps.

  • Replaced second large format UV printer with a brand new printer featuring leading-edge energy-efficient, cold-curing LED technology, removing mercury lamps entirely from our production process.

  • Replaced heating in the kitchen with energy-efficient radiator.

  • Organised recycling of used toner cartridges with Brother.

  • Organised recycling of used ink cartridges with Mimaki ink manufacturer.

  • Replaced solvent ink printing machines with latex printing machines to remove solvent printers from our production process.

  • Replaced air-conditioning unit for A-Rated energy-efficient alternative in reception.

  • Replaced air-conditioning unit for A-Rated energy-efficient alternative in comms room.

  • New recycling procedure implemented to ensure all waste is recycled / waste to energy / zero waste to landfill.

  • Working with the council to recycle computers and hard-drives.

  • Replaced heating in the production area with energy-efficient alternative, removing two large old-fashioned gas heaters.

  • Replaced buying plastic bottled water for staff with a water and ice dispensing fridge.

  • Purchased a compactor to compact waste.

  • Replaced air-conditioning unit for A-Rated energy-efficient alternative in offices.

  • Purchased a number of dedicated recycling bins to separate kitchen waste including; paper, card, plastic, tin cans and glass bottles.

  • Introduced recycling of cardboard delivery tubes by arranging frequent collection with our clients. Tubes are then repurposed.

  • Converted to sensor lighting in staff kitchen and toilets.


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