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The Green Program.

Energy Savings

  • Exit Signs changed to LED lighting
  • Light Controls upgraded to new construction code regulations
  • Focus skylights designed to increase foot candles
  • Incandescent lighting changed to energy efficient fluorescent lighting
  • Pre-programmed thermostats on all air conditioning units saving energy during non-production hours
  • White cool Roof installation realizing a 15 degree reduction of air conditioning energy costs
  • Power Quality and Conditioning System has shown a 14% annual reduction of electrical expense
  • Power factor improvement to 98% from pre-installation rate of 77%
  • Improved voltage and stability with significant reduction in kW and kWh demand

Chemicals

  • Water based inks
  • No heavy metals with ultra low copper
  • Well below AQMD VOC guidelines
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Realized 40% reduction in wastewater cost by switching to single Floccin product resulting in a drier filter cake
  • Chromium, copper, mercury and zink regularly test as ND (none detected) from certified lab
  • Non toxic dextrin (Corn Starch) glue used for laminating
  • Non toxic baking soda formula used to bioblast anilox rolls
  • Biodegradable degradable degreaser used in print die wash up
  • 99% environmentally friendly chemicals used at our facility

Fuel

  • Fuel saving, electric carts and forklifts used throughout warehouse
  • Low sulfur content diesel fuel
  • Transportation efficiency by ensuring full truck loads resulting in fewer trips, saving fuel
  • Flexible delivery hours enabling delivery at nights and early morning hours when roads are clear avoiding idling, reducing diesel emissions
  • Toyota forklifts-compliant with 2011 California emission standards three years early
  • 8-Series lift truck completely eliminates the use of harmful hazardous materials such as cadmium, mercury and asbestos; also increases the amount of recyclable parts used
  • Smog forming emissions are well below the FEPA standards

Recyclable

  • Used oil is recycled
  • E-waste and ink cartridges are recycled
  • Pre-consumer baled waste recycled
  • 7 to 8 flatbed trucks per week
  • Recycle over 340 tons a month of pre-consumer corrugated waste
  • Cuir Press Die Cutter
  • Tooling components are reused in house
  • Martin Rotary Die Cutter
  • Die mounting tooling are reused in house

Inks

Eekoflex

“BCM’s Eekoflex inks and varnishes meet the needs of companies looking for a cost effective way to offer customers a more “sustainable” printed product. The inks and varnishes are made from paper residue, contain no heavy metals, have little to no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) and are shipped in reground plastic buckets, reused 55 gallon drums, or returnable totes. Eekoflex prints the same as other water based flexo inks with the added benefits of improved lay and minimal bronzing. Eekoflex inks and varnishes save 3 gallons of petroleum and 60 pounds of carbon dioxide per 450 pound drum of ink. Eekoflex is a viable alternative to soy or other vegetable commodity based inks. Eekoflex’s sustainability claims have been validated by a third party auditor (visit the Greener Package Database at www.greenerpackage.com/database to learn more).”