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ProCopy® CourseWorks® Sustainability Statement

ProCopy® is committed to sustainability and has taken the following actions to make the production of your CourseWorks® product environmentally beneficial.

Our Paper: Using print grows trees.

We use paper from sources that are verified to be responsible, sustainable sources. This means our paper should be viewed as a responsibly managed crop that is harvested rather than a resource that is expended.

While growing in forests and tree farms, those trees and plants farmed for paper provide a habitat for wildlife, consume carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce oxygen for us to breathe. Then when harvested, new growth is planted and the cycle continues making the forestry industry one of the most important renewable industries on the planet.

Your use of paper and print creates economic value for this process, and therefore it renews, benefiting the environment as a result.

Our Toner: Renewable components, Recycled Waste.

Our specialized production printing equipment uses a unique plant-based polymerized toner called Simitri®, made from a biomass resource that is a renewable. The affixation process for Simitri® uses less electrical energy and is solvent-free. Other toners are commonly made from pulverized plastic and have traditionally relied on a more atmospherically unfriendly solvent-based fusing process.

ProCopy® is the only local supplier of coursepack and custom textbooks to Penn State using this specialized toner.

For more information on Simitri® toner, click here.

Our Process: Using Renewables and Recycling Waste.

We collect paper waste within our facility and recycle it using our local recycling authority.

Our printing equipment collects waste toner in PET containers and is returned to the manufacturer for recycling.

We reuse the cardboard case boxes from our paper comes to ship finished products to our distributors.