Printing Services

Sustainability Initiatives

Printing Services provides papers that have been certified by forest programs striving to stop damage to the world's forest by promoting environmental responsibility. Many of the papers purchased by Printing Services also feature recycled paper content.

Print Shop:

  • Use of FSC/SFI certified paper and/or recycled paper
  • Reusing press setup sheets multiple times before recycling
  • Recycle paper to scratch pads for free distribution on campus
  • Recycle empty metal ink cans
  • Used press imaging oil goes to an EPA approved recycler
  • Preference is given to eco-friendly consumables
  • Utilize reusable equipment cleaning rags
  • Approximately 400 lbs. of trim paper, etc. per week are recycled

iPrint Business Center:

  • Use of FSC/SFI certified paper and/or recycled paper
  • Recycle paper to scratch pads for free distribution on campus
  • Approximately 15 lbs. of trim paper, etc. per week is recycled
  • Copier replacement parts are frequently remanufactured

Copier Program:

  • Use of FSC/SFI certified paper and/or recycled paper
  • Recycle empty plastic toner bottles on campus
  • Participate in manufacturer recycling programs for used imaging units
  • All machines have 2-sided copying capability
  • Migrating to multifunction copier/printers to reduce UNCW's carbon footprint

iPrint:

  • Use of FSC/SFI certified paper and/or recycled paper
  • Default to double-sided printing.
    (While students are using iPrint stations for their printing more than ever, the stations actually have experienced a 35 percent reduction in paper usage for the Fall 2008 semester because of the double-sided default.)
  • Participate in manufacturer recycling programs for used imaging units
  • Migrating to multifunction copier/printers to reduce UNCW's carbon footprint

All Printing Services Areas:

  • Reuse empty boxes for delivery or recycle
  • Streamline delivery processes by actively seeking out alternate delivery methods