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Students establish environmental website

Friday, July 30th, 2010

We like to help environmental non-profits. When you support Barefoot Press with your green printing orders, you should know that some of our profits are being directed to these organizations. We recently received a request for help from a website called OurEarth.org, and we think you should check them out.

This is how the group describes it’s mission: “The OurEarth.org website began as a simple idea to make it easier for the public to find environmental information. There are outstanding environmental programs, activities, initiatives, ideas, and grassroots efforts across the country but it can be difficult to sort through all of the websites and information available. As a result, important natural resources, energy savings, and pollutant reductions are lost each and every day, causing unnecessary damage to our planet.”

Here is a tip from the site: “Look for products marked with “Post-Consumer Content” and “Recycled Content” Computer printer paper, notebooks, paper towels, toilet paper, plastic products, and many other household items can be found that are made from at least partially recycled materials.”

It’s important that we all work together for a healthier planet. Order green printing on 100% post-consumer recycled papers, and eco-friendly marketing materials, and don’t forget that we also offer many post-consumer recycled products like the ones listed above.

Global warming just a hoax – green printing no longer necessary

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

You can’t imagine how much relief your green printer feels upon learning that global warming was actually just a hoax perpetrated by a handful of agenda-driven, mad scientists intent on ruling the planet. We’ve been following the unfolding story of emails uncovered by the intrepid, “fair-and-balanced” reporters at FOX News. It’s hard to believe these “junk” scientists managed to pull off such a large-scale deception. But I have to tell you it’s a load off our shoulders.

I think everyone here at Barefoot Press is sick of that scratchy, 100% recycled toilet paper in the staff restrooms. Not to mention those stinking recycling bins cluttering up the loading dock. The company Toyota is cramped, and I always felt intimidated on the highway. I’m really tired of tending that garden in the front.

For 23 years we’ve been laboring under the belief that green printing is important, that it was our duty to do our part. We’ve used recycled papers, pushed our suppliers to develop low-VOC chemistry and soy inks, implemented comprehensive in-house recycling programs, offset our carbon emissions by supporting green energy, donated profits to environmental groups (THAT was a waste!)… The effort has been exhausting. Happily, we now know it’s just not necessary.

I don’t feel imtimidated on the highway any more, because our new company car is a Hummer! Our increased margins allowed us to buy it new. These vinyl-based inks smell really strong, but they dry super-fast. We put a huge dumpster where the recycling bins used to be, and the scrap paper gets burned once a week in the parking lot.

But the coolest thing is that we now have a lot of awesome, cheap, virgin-fiber paper choices. Most of these sheets originate from the rampant, unregulated logging in the rainforests of Indonesia and the “developing” world, so there’s no “fair labor” or regulatory costs to pass on to you. It’s much easier to print on too, having never been through the repulping process. As our International Paper rep told us years ago, “old growth trees make a fine sheet of paper!”

Yes, happy days are here again, and our collective conscience is clear. Things are cheaper and easier now. Our profits are better than ever. And we finally have some soft toilet paper.

Green printer now offers 100% recycled toilet tissue

Monday, July 20th, 2009

You might recall our post about Kimberly Clarke’s penchant for deforesting the world in order to bring you ultra soft toilet paper. Well, we received some feedback about how expensive it is to purchase recycled toilet paper at your local grocer (if they even carry it), and decided to do something about it. After researching several sources, we have found a good price on case quantities. We understand that 96 rolls is a lot of TP to buy at one time, but this stuff doesn’t go bad folks. We’ve been testing it here at the offices of the original green printer in Raleigh, NC, and find it quite adequate for the purpose intended.

So here’s the deal: 96 rolls is $67.20 + shipping. That works out to just $.70 per roll. At 16.5″x16.5″x25.5″, a case of the stuff will take up less than 4 cubic feet of storage space in your home or office. Even the carton is recycled, and you can feel good about purchasing a product that is manufactured here in the USA. To order just drop us an email at gogreen@barefootpress.com, or call us at 1-800-229-1164.

We’re committed to help you “green up” your home or office. It’s a great way to help save the planet – one flush at a time.

We’ll have information about our paper towels in an upcoming post, so keep an eye on this column, or subscribe to our RSS feed!

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