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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...

  • In August, 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!

  • In January, 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.

  • In 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! Now they're fully installed and in use, our solar panels are close to providing all of Kamset's total electricity needs.

  • 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 more than 80% 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 with the exception of food waste.

  • 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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