barnwell print

Sustainable Printing



9 million


Our Carbon Balanced Credentials

Ever conscious of environmental issues, Barnwell Print’s responsible approach to the environment has seen a 90% reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill – waste that is now recycled instead.

Since May 2018 Barnwell Print has been powered by electricity that is 100% generated from renewable sources also introducing energy saving lighting throughout the site. 2013 saw investment in a Bio-Mass heating system which combined has resulted in a 20 tonne reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. The Bio-Mass heating system alone reduced our carbon footprint by 17 tonnes of CO2 per annum or 102 tonnes of CO2 to date.

Balancing our unavoidable emissions for the period March 2012 to July 2021 as a Certified Carbon Balanced Printer and using Carbon Balanced Paper through the Carbon Balanced Paper scheme delivered through the World Land Trust. Barnwell Print has offset 2534 tonnes of carbon dioxide and preserved 172 Acres of critically threatened tropical forests. This is equivalent of 9,000,000 car miles neutralised.

Barnwell Print was the county’s first Carbon Balanced Publication printing pioneer, where the carbon impact of the whole production of a printed item is estimated and then offset. Verified by the Edinburgh Centre of Carbon Management and facilitated by their key paper supplier, these carbon emissions are then balanced, or offset, by the World Land Trust through the purchase and preservation of endangered areas of natural forest.

The World Land Trust is an international conservation charity based in Suffolk, which protects the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats. Since its foundation in 1989 the WLT has funded partner organisations around the world to create reserves and give permanent protection to wildlife and their habitat. To date they have assisted in the purchase of more than half-a-million acres of critical land.