Use A Certified Green Printing Service

What Is It?

A green-certified printer adheres to strict environmental standards. Green printing services use paper from well-managed forests or recycled paper, and use environmentally-friendly materials such as vegetable-based and alcohol-free inks. A green printer can become certificated from a number of different accrediting organizations, such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).


Green printing minimizes deforestation as well as land and water pollution associated with virgin paper production. Businesses that engage in certified green-printing services minimize their ecological costs while improving their environmentally-friendly image.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Au Bon Pain
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Community Servings
  • Boston Copley Marriott
  • Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
  • Meister Consultants
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
  • Putnam Investments
  • The Colonnade Hotel
  • Veolia

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

Examples of Certified Green Printers in the Boston Area:


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