Online printer Smartpress (Chanhassen, Minnesota) honoured World Nature Conservation Day Wednesday, July 28 by putting the spotlight on paper sustainability and eco-friendly papers. The company offers a wide range of eco-friendly and recycled papers that now include Hemp made of 30% hemp fibres, 40% recycled fibres and 30% FSC-Certified virgin pulp. It’s also sustainably sourced via conscious growing practices. The 100% carbon-neutral company just launched an array of nearly 20 products that can be printed on sustainable hemp stock, characterizing the addition as “another milestone that proves Smartpress’ commitment to decreasing its environmental impact and leading the industry in sustainable printing.”
Hemp paper can be recycled up to 8 times, with the plants themselves growing much more quickly and densely than trees. Plus, the plants don’t require chemical controllers since they’re naturally resistant to fungi, insects and diseases. “We are always looking for materials with compelling stories that make our planet a better place without sacrificing any of the qualities needed to produce great print,” said Matt Hazel, Senior Director of Supply Chain Management at Smartpress’ parent company, The Bernard Group. Smartpress also offers other “green” stocks such as recycled paper that’s certified as being sourced responsibly from thriving forests.