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Printing with Vision: RMI Printer Recycles Solvents

By Molly Miller

RMI partners with a wide variety of entities to help fulfill our mission, including ESCO's, utilities, policy leaders, and business leaders. But we also choose partners to help us conduct our own internal activities. For example, this magazine is printed on Forest Stewardship Council-certified, recycled paper with a vegetable-based ink by Visions Graphics in Loveland, Colorado.  Vision was the first commercial printer in the region to become an FSC-certified Chain of Custody printer.  This assures us that our paper comes from a forest the stewardship council has certified.  The Council certifies forests based on sustainable forest management principles. 

While many printers now offer FSC-certified papers, not many have installed a solvent recycler on site.  In 2003 Vision Graphics purchased an EcoClean solvent recycler, which they use to recover and reused press cleaning solvents.  According to Vision graphics' Mark Steputis,"We're doing all that we can to reduce volatile organic compounds and waste that would otherwise end up in landfills."


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