commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly business
practices at PSB, Inc.
Responding to the global climate concerns and sustainability issues, PSB, Inc. has taken a proactive step in contributing to practices that benefit the environment. Below are some of the ways we manage our operation in an environmentally-conscious manner:
As a printer that uses paper as a primary ingredient to
create our products, we are keenly aware that we must
protect our resources. We utilize FSC (Forestry Stewardship
Council)-approved stock where appropriate and make a point
to recommend and suggest this stock to clients. The FSC
is an advocacy group that ensures responsible harvesting
of forests, appropriate economic practices in the indigenous
logging communities, and educates consumers on these important
issues. You can learn more about the Forestry Stewardship
Council at: www.fsc.org.
Electricity Reduction - Self Generation
In 2003 PSB reconfigured the pressroom heating and cooling
system to natural gas-powered electrical generators. This
allows significantly savings during the summer months
by employing a "peak shave" process to reduce electricity.
We routinely recycle in excess of two tons of paper each
week. Virtually all the waste paper that flows through
here is recycled.
Our operation uses aluminum plates for our printing presses.
Each week these spent plates are recycled through a metals
Many of the chemicals we use in our production processes
require special handling for disposal. Each week we send
out our pressroom cloth wipes to a service that extracts
all the chemicals from the fabrics and either recycles
or disposes these chemicals in certified landfills. The
cloth wipes are returned to us for reuse.
As a company we encourage carpooling where it makes sense.
We post a carpool list showing the city/area of each employee
broken out by zones (i.e. South County Coastal, North
County Coastal, etc.) and then recommend that those interested
in carpooling coordinate with other employees in their
With recycle bins located throughout our offices, automatic
lights that turn-off when a room in unoccupied, and an
employee kitchen devoid of one-way utensils, PSB is encouraging
a more responsible mind set among its 90+ Lake Forest