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Norfolk's first carbon balanced printers

Norfolk Business Awards 2018: Finalist

We are excited to be named a finalist in the Environment & Sustainability category at the EDP Norfolk Business Awards 2018. The prestigious Archant / Eastern Daily Press awards are said to highlight ‘outstanding’ businesses, and celebrates the ‘dynamism and success of the Norfolk economy’.
EDP Norfolk Business Awards 2018: Finalist

Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards Winner 2018

Barnwell Print is proud to be a Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards winner 2018. The award, in the small/medium business category, was presented at a ceremony in The Hall in Norwich on March 20th 2018. View more here.

Norfolk Carbon Charter – Gold Level 2020

Following Barnwell Print Ltd’s remote assessment in October 2020, I am delighted to inform you the Charter Panel approved accreditation at Gold Level. The Carbon Charter is awarded to organisations that are monitoring and reducing their carbon emissions. The Gold Charter is only awarded to organisations deemed to be exemplifying best practice in terms of demonstrating significant reductions in carbon emissions and championing the environmental agenda as leaders in their particular field.  View more here.
Barnwell Print awarded Norfolk Carbon Charter Gold Level 2020

Norfolk Firm Becomes First Carbon Balanced Publication Printer

Aylsham-based Barnwell Print is Norfolk’s first Carbon Balanced Publication Printer since March 2012

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 2303 tonnes of carbon dioxide and preserved 156 Acres of critically threatened tropical forests. This is equivalent of 8,000,000 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.

Sir David Attenborough supports the World Land Trust

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Why Use Carbon Balanced Paper?

  • Reduces your carbon footprint
  • Adds credibility to your brand by use of a unique logo
  • Saves critically threatened tropical forests
  • We can produce certificates & management information to show your carbon savings and the area of land you have preserved
  • Our house sheet, ‘Novatech’ offsets 0.85 tonnes of carbon and saves 67m² of forest per tonne of paper used
  • Carbon balancing (Offsetting) is done through the World Land Trust who are an environmental charity
  • The World Land Trust buy areas of critically threatened tropical forests to preserve and cultivate

Director, Julian Barnwell explains ‘Carbon Balanced Publication is one of the highest statements of integrity and credibility for users of paper-based communications, because the carbon impacts of the whole production of the printed item has been estimated and offset. We are extremely proud that we are using Carbon Balanced papers as our ‘house sheet’ and equally proud to be leading the way.’

Barnwell Print’s contribution makes impressive reading. Their commitment to the environment has enabled the Norfolk based printer to offset 2,303 tonnes of carbon and help the World Land Trust preserve 156 acres of critically threatened tropical rain forests at WLT Carbon Balanced Paper project sites. This is amounts to 8,000,000 car miles neutralised.

Think how much we can save together…

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Carbon Balanced Printing in Norwich, Norfolk | World Land Trust Certificate 2012-2017

Editors’ Note: For more information about Barnwell Print contact Julian Barnwell on 01263 732767.

For more information on carbon balancing visit