ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT

Respecting and cherishing all living species on our planet.

We are as eco-friendly as possible and offer sustainable & affordable print options for those who care about this planet. We have an ethical approach to printing and printshop management. Low wastage, sustainable papers, pigment inks & modern printing equipment help us keep our footprint small. We are a reliable, consistent and creative fine art print shop exclusively printing for artists, locally and from all across Canada for over 14 years.

Art Ink Print’s mandate is based on environmental viability and has been since its inception; long before most businesses were talking or thinking about environmental sustainability, recycling and/or waste. Scott Wingfield (CEO of Art Ink Print) has been a working artist, graphic designer, photographer and printer for over 30 years in the community, Scott has always believed in respecting mother nature, being aware of wastage and chemical pollution. Consideration of human environmental impact has been a focus and theme for many of his works of art. When purchasing and using print technologies, he researches the supplies and the processes involved to find the best quality and environmental choice options.
Our business structure (and most of the artists we work with) are in-line to support the conservation of our environment. We have/do participate in environmental fund raisers, through: artists, Wild Arc, SPCA, and other organizations who value and support ethical printing and sustainable development in our community. Biodiversity – plants, animals and micro-organisms – all rely on each other, as well as the air, water and soil ecosystems. Both businesses and humans are negatively affected by biodiversity loss, and the risks of jeopardizing the health of our critical ecosystems are great. We strive to be aware of emerging technologies, and how to lessen our footprint by being aware of pollutants & reusing/recycling as much as possible in our processes.
We are active participants in local, provincial and industry recycling programs, since day one. We recycle all of our paper scraps, toners, and reuse (or recycle) our packaging. Click on tabs below for more detailed information.

Capital Regional District of Victoria

CRD – Recycling, up-cycling and proper disposal of commercial and household waste.

All of our paper, cardboard, and plastic is recycled according to CRD guidelines. The CRD provides a wide variety of recycling services and information. They are always working on new ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

As a local government, the CRD develops partnerships to facilitate and deliver projects and services to ensure a sustainable, livable and vibrant capital region. All of our paper, cardboard, and plastic is recycled according to CRD guidelines. The CRD plays a key role in providing services that can be delivered efficiently and effectively through region-wide or shared service delivery models. These include the regional water supply, solid waste, wastewater treatment, regional parks, housing, 911 call answer, and recreation facilities. The CRD strives to achieve exemplary environmental stewardship, a dynamic vibrant economy and an inclusive, caring society. Regional cooperation, mutually beneficial decision making and advancing shared interests shape the essence of the CRD.

Living Wage Employer

Living Wage Employers are employers who care about their employees and the community. They recognize that paying a living wage constitutes a critical investment in the long-term prosperity of the economy by fostering a dedicated,skilled and healthy workforce. The Living Wage Employer recognizes and celebrates employers that pay their direct and indirect employees a living wage. More and more families are working for low wages. They are facing impossible choices — buy food or heat the house, feed the children or pay the rent. The result can be spiralling debt, constant anxiety and long-term health problems.
A living wage is defined as the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs. This is not the same as a subsistence wage, which refers to a biological minimum. Needs are defined to include food, housing, and other essential needs such as clothing. The goal of a living wage is to allow a worker to afford a basic but decent standard of living through employment without government subsidies.