Reduce, Re-use and Recycle Custom Framing in Portland and Vancouver

Frame Shops, Manufacturing and Corporate Office:

Eliminate the use of paper cups, lids and other disposable items. Store files on the computer, instead of in printed format when possible. Turn off all appliances & lights when you leave a space. Manage heating and air conditioning use at a reasonable level. Rebuild existing computers whenever possible.

Recycling:

  • Recycle 90% of all metal scrap.
  • Recycle 85% of all paper waste.
  • Recycle all printer toner cartridges.
  • Recycle 90% of all clear plastic film, shrink film, cellophane and bubble wrap.
  • Recycle 80% off all wood waste scrap.
  • Recycle 95% of all rigid plastic scrap.

Reduce:

  • Encourage electronic invoicing with key suppliers to eliminate paper copies.
  • Consolidate ordering with key suppliers to reduce the frequency of deliveries.
  • Centralize custom product inventories to reduce waste.
  • E-mail documents instead of printing and mailing.
  • Review documents on screen, instead of printing.
  • Reduce internal deliveries seasonally to eliminate the number of routes and time on the road.
  • Copy and print on both sides of the paper.

Re-use:

  • 85% of all boxes, packaging material and foam are re used to transport products internally.
  • A portion of Fall off mats and foam products are donated to schools for art projects.
  • Small format moulding and mat board products are converted into Fall Off frames and Mats for resale and donations.
  • 90% of file folders, boxes, internal mailing envelopes are recycled and reused.

Proper Disposal:

  • 70% of batteries are disposed of at a proper hazardous material facility.
  • 100% of all e-waste is reused, donated or disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.
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