Going Green

Environmental Commitment

Victor Envelope Company embraces its social responsibility to manufacture a competitive product while minimizing any negative impact on the local and global environment. Our internal environmental programs include electricity conservation as well as paper and waste water recycling.

As proud members of the National Arbor Day Society, American Forests and the Chlorine Free Products Association, we are committed to contributing to reforestation and to the education of future generations.

We contract annually with an independent environmental auditor to be sure we are OSHA and EPA compliant.

Green Products

Window

EarthFirst is the premier biopolymer plastic film on the market today. EarthFirst comes in various grades and finishes.

When disposed of properly EarthFirst leaves absolutely no waste in the environment. With an adequate mixture of heat, moisture and bacteria, EarthFirst films will compost in a matter of weeks. 

Victor Envelope is an approved provider of EarthFirst window material.

Ink

All of our offset inks are soy based.

In addition, no VOC inks are used on our enhanced flexo machines. The enhanced flexo inks are UV curable.

No natural gas is required to dry enhanced flexo inks due to the fact that they are UV curable.

Left over inks are recycled and turned into black ink.

Paper

Victor Envelope offers several environmental certification products. Please click on the following links for more information.

FSCiUnkH5

FSC Certified Products
Certificate# : #TT-COC-004974

SFI

SFI Certified Products
Certificate #: #TT-SFI/COC-000013

Let Victor Envelope help you fulfill your environmental commitments and practice responsible forestry.

Recycling

  • All paper waste is separated by grade for recycling.
  • 99% of our litho plates, metal strapping, and all other scrap metal are recycled.
  • Removal of our drum waste is conducted by companies specializing in the recycling and disposal of items such as ink wash and adhesives.
  • Our fluorescent lamps and ballasts have been replaced with high efficient ones. All lamps and ballasts are recycled.
  • We provide recycling stations for bottles, cans and office waste throughout the building.
  • We use cloth shop rags that are professionally laundered for reuse to reduce solid waste.
  • Remaining gases from empty aerosol cans are recycled on site.
  • All mop water is sent through a filtration system before entering into the sewer to reduce or eliminate oil and other contaminants from being introduced to the environment.
  • In addition to the above programs and practices, batteries, oil, antifreeze, computers, monitors, and printers are all retrieved by companies specialized in the recycling or disposal of each item.

Computer to Plate

In addition to higher print quality, the computer to plate printing process saves on additional waste streams that are a byproduct of using film.

Solutions & Solvents

  • Our fountain solutions are alcohol free.
  • Our offset wash up solvents are distilled to separate the water for recycling.

Environmental Affiliations

Arbor Day Society

Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners.

American Forests

The American Forest's foundation is the nation's oldest nonprofit conservation organization, American Forests has been an influential voice for conservation and the environment since its founding in 1875. We work with individuals, communities and policy makers to protect and restore forests around the world, and raise awareness of how important these ecosystems are to all forms of life on the planet.

Envelope Manufacturer's Association

The E.M.A. was formed in 1933. The purpose of EMA is: (1) To share knowledge of envelope manufacturing among the Association. (2) To produce programs to improve manufacturing efficiency.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative®

You can be rest assured knowing that S.F.I. labeled paper is backed by a rigorous, third-party certification audit.

Forest Stewardship Council®

Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation and are responsible for proper forest management.