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First fully recyclable roller banner comes to UK

One printer has become the first to offer a fully recyclable roller banner in the UK market.

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Hatch believes that not enough printers are taking their green initiatives out of the door and offering customers a choice

Hatch, a London-based printer that celebrated its first year in business in July, has announced that it has designed the first fully recyclable roller banner, further proving its commitment to environmentally friendly working practices.

The paper-based display uses a cardboard constructed base and is printed with vegan accredited methods. The firm believes it to be fully recyclable due to the decomposable materials used. Once the banner is finished with, customers can bury the banner in the garden and watch as the seedlings, buried in the base, hatch as the banner breaks down to compost.

Running a business in an environmentally friendly way is becoming less of a choice. Nowadays, I believe it’s a necessity

“Running a business in an environmentally friendly way is becoming less of a choice. Nowadays, I believe it’s a necessity,” says Gary Toomey, managing director and founder of Hatch. The company specialises in creating printed stationery and marketing materials and offers a range of recycled stocks to support its environmental policies.

The equipment used in the firm’s production are carbon neutral, meaning the amount of CO2 produced during printing is neutralised and minimises emissions. Hatch’s factory also uses LED lighting which is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional lighting, whilst products are delivered using pedal-powered couriers from Gophr.

In March, the firm became the first print company to achieve the Vegetarian Society Approved vegan accreditation, meaning no stage of its supply chain involves animals or products derivative from animals.

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