TRUE Zero Waste Platinum certification

PrintForest and parent company, Posty Cards, are the first printers in the U.S. to be certified for TRUE ®  Zero Waste Platinum for diverting more than 90% of waste from the landfill.

TRUE® (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) is a nationally recognized program of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). To achieve it, PrintForest and Posty Cards:

  • Reduced trash collection and costs by 83 percent
  • Recycled more than 2.7-million pounds of materials in 10 years
  • Replaced office trash cans with “sort me bins” that employees sort at recycling stations, nearly zeroing out office trash and eliminating trash bags
  • Saved more than 32,000 tons of paper in 2019
  • Composted all food and yard waste
  • Replaced all single-use disposable plastics with compostable and reusable wares
  • Engaged employees in reuse and recycling, and encouraged them to bring in glass and electronics for recycling, while taking home non-recyclables like pallets for repurposing
  • Repurposed previously owned office furniture, supplies and even a shipping container for a solar-lit shed
  • Purchased recycled products