'Life' publications recognised as carbon neutral

As you will already know, here at Launceston Life we produce our quarterly community magazine, as well as other publications that can be found around the town. With the addition of Bodmin Life, the first due out in November, we are growing a wonderful company and with that comes a responsibility to the environment - particularly when paper is concerned.

That’s why we were so pleased to find out that our printing company, Deltor, has been accredited as one of just a handful of certified Carbon Balanced Printers in the UK by World Land Trust. In addition to holding ISO14001 certification, Deltor has taken further steps to reduce their carbon footprint, including investing in 480 solar panels positioned on the factory roof, producing 120kw of power and meaning printed products are produced using sustainable energy.

By offsetting their remaining emissions with World Land Trust, Deltor has balanced the equivalent of 140 tonnes of CO2, helping the Trust to protect over 24 acres of threatened forest and habitat.

Carbon Balanced Print is a result of the combination of using carbon balanced paper and produced by a carbon balanced printer - which means the annual impacts of fossil fuel usage, transportation and electricity consumption are measured and balanced. World Land Trust offsets these emissions by protecting threatened habitats and regenerating degraded habitats. Patrons of World Land Trust include Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, David Gower and Chris Packham.

With carbon offsetted paper and Deltor’s accreditation, this means the whole process of the printing of Launceston Life, Bodmin Life and our other publications is offset, resulting in a carbon neutral magazine!

Director Ellie Mason said: “This is such fantastic news to us here at 'Life'. We’ve been working really hard and it’s important to us to be able to make sure we’re being responsible in our printing methods. Plus, we get a certificate to show for it too - how great is that?!”