Low Knob Press / Barrel Cards
Cloverdales Hometown Print Shop
109 East First Street , Cloverdale CA 95425
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Low Knob Press's Environmental Statement

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Protection of the environment in which we live and operate is part of Low Knob Press’s values and principles and we consider it to be sound business practice. Care for the

environment is one of our key responsibilities and an important part of the way in

which we do business.


Our Environmental Policy is to be a responsible corporate citizen in protecting the environment. We are committed to complying with accepted environmental practices, including the commitment to meet or exceed applicable legal and other requirements, to strive for continual improvement in our environmental management system, and to minimize the creation of waste and pollution. We are committed to working hand in hand with FSC/SFI to preserve our natural forest resources. We will, therefore, manage our processes, our materials, and our people under the defined scope of commercial printing, in order to reduce the environmental impact associated with our work.https://mail.google.com/mail/images/cleardot.gif


We incorporate sustainability into our core business operations through internal and external efforts. Specifically, we shall adopt the following policies and practices:


  1. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  2. Purchase environmentally preferable products
  3. Conserve energy, water and natural resources
  4. Practice green business policies on checklist


Employee Education


We educate employees on resource conservation and pollution prevention through –

  • Hosting only zero waste events i.e. ensuring that no waste is generated during company picnics, meetings.
  • Inform employees of environmental issues in company training material and staff meeting discussions

·         Providing training for our staff so that we all work in accordance with this policy

and within an environmentally aware culture


Reduce, Reuse and Recycle


We –

  • Reduce waste at the source by printing double sided, buying in bulk, and eliminating disposable products such as dishes and single serve water bottles

·         Reuse equipment such as desks, lamps, furniture, or donate usable items to charities

  • Strive to reach Zero Waste by recycling all resources such as paper, plastics, cardboard, glass, and aluminum AND composting all food and plant discards.



Toxics Reduction


We reduce the use of toxic materials to protect employee health and the environment. Specifically we –

  • Only purchase low toxic janitorial cleaning products accepted on SFapproved, Green Seal or have an 8.1 rating or above on Good Guide.
  • Lamps – Purchase T8’s or T5’s, low mercury fluorescent lamps, LEDs and/or low wattage halogen lights. 
  • Implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program when controlling pests.
  • Have disposed all toxic products safely such as old paints or non approved cleaning products and recycle CFL’s, fluorescent tubes, and batteries.
  • Avoid purchasing toxic substances and any aerosol cans.

·         Have removed our oil based printing machine’s to Digital Presses


Environmentally Preferable Purchasing


We purchase/use -

  • Office paper with minimum of 30% post consumer recycled content
  • Paper towels with 35% post-consumer waste
  • Permanent dishware and use bulk items in the kitchen or break room
  • Energy efficient lighting fixtures
  • The most water efficient toilets, urinals, showerheads and faucet aerators
  • Energy Star rated appliances and office equipment
  • EPEAT certified computers (http://epeat.net/)
  • The most environmentally friendly vehicles



We conserve fossil fuels by –

  • Promoting the use of public transit and commuter alternatives
  • Offering commuter benefits
  • Participating in spare the air campaigns
  • Using energy-conserving hardware programs and unplugging equipment
  • Reusing and refusing packaging materials
  • Emphasizing repurposing of items in lieu of purchasing new items


We strive to remodel using LEED Green building standards.





DATE OF ADOPTION : August 2nd, 2013

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