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Sustainability

Caffeine Magazine’s commitment to sustainability in the production of its magazine and digital assets is paramount. We believe that to be sustainable, we have to be economically viable, minimise our environmental impacts, and be socially responsible.

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Our Paper

All paper purchased for the printing of Caffeine Magazine is sourced from either FSC(r)  (Forest Stewardship Council) or PEFC(r) (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) accredited suppliers. All paper waste from production is 100% recycled.

Key Environmental Printing Elements

  • We use chemical-free printing plates, manufactured from aluminium, which are 100% recyclable after use.
  • We are printing with soy-based inks.
  • We use PDF soft proofing and FTP uploading of files to reduce materials and resources.
  • All hazardous waste created in the printing process is collected by accredited waste disposal experts in compliance with Hazardous Waste Regulations, and over 90% is recycled.
  • We fulfil mailing in-house to reduce the carbon footprint of extra transportation.
  • Mailing film (plastic polythene wrap) is a hot topic, but in most cases our polythene (LDPE) mailbags are recyclable.

Our Printer’s Environmental Certifications

Our printer is Pensord and they have the following environmental certifications:
ISO14001:2004 since 2007
ISO9001:2008 since 1995
These certifications cover areas such as: Prevention of Pollution; Reduction of Raw Material Use; Reduction in Energy Use; Landfill Avoidance; Control of Air Emissions; Recovery, Recycling and Reuse of Waste Materials wherever practicable.

Distribution

Our business model is to provide a widely accessible magazine to anyone who wishes to learn more about speciality coffee. As part of this, we need to deliver these physical copies to cafes and coffee shops around the UK. As part of our commitment to cutting our carbon footprint, we are making bulk deliveries to roasteries where the magazine can be moved with other items to their final destination, rather than doubling up journeys. This may mean that it takes longer to find the magazine in your favourite speciality cafe but we hope to be making a small step towards cutting the number of couriers on the road.