Power to the printers!
Indianapolis-based Harding Poorman Group (HPG) earned a spot on the most recent Top 20 Printers List released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes commercial printers with the largest green power purchases. HPG placed No. 9. According to the EPA, it was the first company in Indiana – and the fifth nationwide – to buy 100% green power.
Green power is electricity generated from renewable energy resources (such as solar, wind, geothermal and biomass), which produce electricity without increasing carbon dioxide emissions.
The EPA reports that the four million kilowatt-hours of green power that HPG purchases annually equals the amount of electricity used to power more than 400 average American homes each year.
HPG’s focus on green power is part of an environmentally friendly initiative it launched last July. Already, it has cut the waste it sends to landfills by more than 24% (with a goal of reaching 76% by year’s end). In addition, the company purchased a UV press (which generates 0% volatile compounds) and is continually experimenting with innovative technologies, such as biodegradable shrinkwrap.