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Another green award for 3 Dimensional Print!



3 Dimensional Print have attained level 1 of the Green Mark Environmental Award Scheme, this follows hot on the heels of their FSC accreditation received in November 2007.

3 Dimensional Print, manufacturers of specialist three dimensional point-of-sale print items received their Green Mark level 1 certificate on the 3rd April 2008. On receiving the certificate Paul Manning managing director of 3 Dimensional Print commented “We are delighted to have gained accreditation to Green Mark. It sends a clear message to both our clients and suppliers that as a company we take environmental issues seriously and in a small way are doing what we can to reduce our impact on the environment. Staff members are fully behind our efforts in this respect and we are continuing to look for ways of improving our performance.”

By achieving the level 1 Green Mark certification 3 Dimensional Print have demonstrated they are complying with the current Green Mark Environmental legislation, identified waste streams and put appropriate waste contractors in place with all waste transfer notes recorded. By taking these actions 3 Dimensional Print have reduced their waste going to landfill by 50% and increased their recyclable waste by 50%. This certifi cation in addition to the FSC accreditation achieved back in November 2007 ensures the materials used are from an FSC sustainable source and any waste is managed in accordance with Green Mark legislation. Paul Manning also added “It is surprising how simple changes to procedures can have a significant beneficial impact.”

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Editor’s note
Green Mark was developed by the London Environment Centre – part of the London Metropolitan University. Green Mark Level 1 annual renewal audit consists of 4 sections. Each section is scored separately and organisations must obtain a minimum score to achieve Green Mark Level 1.

The 4 sections are:
1. Compliance with environmental legislation
2. Demonstrating good practice
3. Awareness and communication
4. Environmental policy development

Section 1
Shown we comply with legislation.
We have identifi ed our waste streams.
Have appropriate waste contractors in place
Have all Waste Transfer Notes
Following this process we have reduced our waste going to landfi ll by 50% and have increased our recyclable waste by 50%

Section 2
Waste minimisation and resource efficiency
Waste management and recycling
Energy use and efficiency
Transport
Purchasing and procurement

Section 3
Promote ‘green’ ideas to existing and potential clients
Promote ‘green’ ideas and practices to suppliers
Promote via company’s web site.
Signage
Employee handbook
Staff training
Section 4
Company’s Environmental Policy

Reader enquiries
Diane Manning, Director, 3 Dimensional Print, Unit 37, Acorn Industrial Park, Dartford, Kent, DA1 4AL
Tel: 01322 555942 Fax: 01322 528973 Email: diane@3dp.co.uk

Editorial contact
Ashley Wallman, LAMC Marketing Communications, 222 Godstone Road, Whyteleafe, Surrey, CR3 0EE
Tel: 01883 627 500/800 Fax: 01883 626 900 Email: mail@lamc.com