June 1, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Environmentally Responsible Heritage Printing & Graphics Gets Even Greener with GreenWorks
Heritage Printing & Graphics, Inc. has been steadily building its reputation in the Mid-Atlantic region as an environmentally-sensitive printer. And now Heritage Printing & Graphics is a recognized recipient of the GreenWorks Environmental Recognition Award, a special green initiative developed by Agfa Graphics.
“By investing in products that minimize our footprint on the environment and by implementing policies that effectively reduce, reuse and recycle on a daily basis, we are leading the way to a greener and brighter future in the graphic communications industry,” says Joe Gass, Jr., president of Heritage Printing & Graphics. “We are honored to receive the GreenWorks Environmental Recognition Award from Agfa and will continue to keep searching for new ways to reduce our impact on the environment.”
Agfa, one of the world’s leading imaging and information technology companies, has bestowed the GreenWorks designation upon Heritage Printing as it is a leader in environmental responsibility in this region.
The following are among the installations, implementations and policy changes at Heritage Printing that led to the company’s current status as an environmental leader:
• Installation of chemistry-free printing plates
• Use of VOC and soy-based inks.
• Recycling of all waste paper.
• Recycling of all used metal plates.
“Many leading printers are adopting greener policies today as they realize the implications that non action will have for future generations. Heritage Printing & Graphics, Inc. has proven that they are doing their part in many decisive ways, from the products they are using to the way they run their business day after day,” says Thomas Saggiomo, president, Agfa Graphics, North America. “We developed our GreenWorks program to support and help move environmental efforts forward, and Heritage Printing & Graphics, Inc. has taken that cue and ran with it on its own, to an even greater achievement than we had anticipated.”