The environmental impact of the Ekspress Group mainly concerns printing – the newspapers, magazines and books published by our companies and the activities of Printall at large.
The cost-effective organisation of the inevitable environmental impact arising from printing is an important prerequisite for operation in export markets while environmentally-conscious production is also becoming part of customer requests in our home countries.
Printall uses paper produced from wood residues not suitable for construction timber but instead of using it for heating enables to create more additional value through paper products; quality technology and continuous upgrades of work processes ensure more efficient use of resources; 100% of outsourced energy comes from renewable sources; buildings are heated with the residual heat from machines; 98% of all waste is recycled. The environmentally-friendly solutions of the printing house Printall are suitable for both our own companies as well as foreign customers, therefore, environmentally sustainable production is one of the prerequisites for Printall to stay competitive.
According to various studies, online reading of articles for 15-30 minutes has the same environmental impact as the paper newspaper. Therefore, for both formats it is important to monitor which sources of energy are used in the infrastructure required to maintain production and online platforms, and what is the environmental impact of the devices of the consumers of digital media.
For paper newspapers or magazines, the positive contribution is made if the reader shares it with a family member or a colleague and later recycles it as waste paper.