At FlawGiven, we're great believers in reusing and recycling materials. That's why we pride ourselves on using 100% post-consumer recycled paper and environmentally friendly inks in all of our greeting cards.
We use 100% post-consumer recycled paper sourced from 100% post-consumer waste for our greeting cards.
The paper is processed and manufactured in a chlorine-free environment under the ISO 14001 environmental management system and is made carbon neutral.
Post-consumer waste such as paper and cards, from items like juice containers, is gathered together and processed to make reusable and recyclable items again. Instead of using virgin fibre (from trees), we use recycled fibre, which uses less water and energy to produce recycled paper.
Due to the recycled paper manufacturing process, the paper we use is not 100% white or speckle free, meaning small pulp speckles may appear on the surface of the card.
We source the paper from our supplier who sources it from a manufacturer. We do not manufacture or produce any recycled paper.
Inks & toner
We use dry toners (for digital printing) rather than liquid ink to fuse our designs to the surface of the paper. Dry toners are regarded as environmentally friendly as the toner is non-toxic and has a high-efficiency transfer rate. Plus, water, solvents and printing plates are not required for digital printing with dry toners, meaning very little waste.
The toners can also be de-inked in commercial recycling and recycled once the cartridge is empty.