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About Eco-Friendly printing
Thank you for visiting BuyGreenSigns.com, your one-stop resource for eco-friendly banners, posters, signs and trade show display graphics. In case you haven't already heard, every material we sell falls into one of two categories: recyclable or biodegradable. In addition to our quality eco-friendly printing materials, we also use non-toxic inks that won't emit odors or harm air quality.
It's true that not all waste management companies and recycling centers support the recycling of banners and signs. This is why most of your traditional sign shops don’t even offer eco-friendly alternatives. They have simply given up on "going green." We have not given up. Instead we have decided to bring you even more eco-friendly options. If recycling is difficult in your area, you can select from the various HP products. HP will pay for the shipping so you can send it back for recycling. Our high quality biodegradable materials also provide an environmentally conscious advertising alternative.
Let’s review some of the most common “green” terminology:
Recyclable materials are every bit as strong and durable as other non-recyclable products.
Recyclable with Paper: This one is easy; these printing materials can be recycled anywhere you can recycle paper.
Recyclable Plastic Codes: Most plastics have a resin code. (Wiki) This number helps you identify the type of plastic and how it can be recycled. Many curbside pickup will take Codes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 plastics. If you’re not sure where to recycle plastic, you can contact your local recycle center or search www.earth911.com.
This is probably the easiest way to be Green with your advertising displays. When you're ready to discard the product, you can just toss it in the trash can. There is no need to worry about how to recycle it or what kind of recycle bin it should go in. Biodegradable materials are every bit as strong and durable as other non-biodegradable products. These materials will breakdown in a landfill in less than 5 years. Some materials we sell are naturally biodegradable- for example: paper or cotton. Others, like BioFlex, are plastic with a special ingredient that causes a faster break down. These materials only begin to break down once they’re in a landfill.
HP Take-Back Program
BuyGreenSigns.com is proud to be an HP Graphics Elite Partner. You will see that some of the best materials we have to offer are made by HP. All HP materials will have an HP logo on their profile page. HP is making huge efforts to help our environment. Using the HP Take-Back Program, you can send your banners and posters back to HP free of charge and they will properly recycle them for you. You simply go to their website, fill out the online form and print out your UPS label. They will take back any of HP materials sold here at BuyGreenSigns.com So if recycling is difficult in your area, pick an HP product and let them help you keep things green.
Post Consumer Content
This means the printing material was made with some recycled content from end users. All that stuff you put in the recycle bin every week ends up in some product as post-consumer content.
This means that the manufacturer of the material has done their part to not pollute while creating the product. In many cases, they are also using recycled content in their processes.
This means the product can be placed with yard compost and it will break down in a natural way.