Sustainable Managed Print Services
At MJ Flood, we understand the significant impact of paper consumption on forests and carbon emissions. To address this issue, we have forged a strategic partnership with PrintReleaf, an innovative platform that allows us to comprehensively assess the environmental impact of paper usage and deliver sustainable print services. Through measured analysis, PrintReleaf accurately calculates the effects on forests and carbon emissions directly linked to our clients’ printing activities.
PrintReleaf’s track record speaks for itself. Over the past decade, they have consistently delivered sustainable printing solutions to their clients, helping them reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a greener future.
By choosing MJ Flood as your MPS provider, you can be confident in our long-standing commitment to sustainability and our dedication to making a positive difference in the world.
Why Choose Sustainable MPS?
PrintReleaf’s reforestation program was initially designed to enhance the value of managed print services, providing customers with added benefits, fostering greater engagement, and promoting sustainable printing practices. Expanding their offerings to empower MPS providers to incorporate Carbon Offsets, further amplifying their positive environmental impact. With PrintReleaf, no company is deemed too small or too large to expand their sustainability impact and contribute towards a greener future.
Sustainable Printing for Commercial Printers
In today’s business landscape, consumers and organisations alike seek sustainable solutions. What was once considered optional has now become essential. Commercial printers can now meet these demands through sustainable printing practices offered by MJ Flood and supported by PrintReleaf. Our environmental offsets streamline the process of achieving sustainability targets, making it effortless and efficient. These practices not only benefit the environment but also contribute to a positive impact on the bottom line, making it a win-win situation for businesses embracing sustainable printing with MJ Flood.
Make Sustainability Your Competitive Edge
Recognising that paper deliverables play a significant role in driving the economy, we understand the importance of responsible practices when it comes to printing. While we actively promote reduction efforts wherever feasible, we also emphasise the necessity of committing to sustainable practices for the instances where printing is required. By adopting environmentally conscious approaches to printing, we can strike a balance between economic needs and the preservation of our planet’s resources. It is crucial to prioritise sustainability in the printing industry while ensuring that necessary print materials are produced in an environmentally friendly manner.
No organisation is too big or too small to amplify their environmental impact with our solutions. Whether you’re a small local business or a multinational corporation, we are here to support and empower you to grow your sustainability efforts. With our partnership with PrintReleaf, every company has the opportunity to contribute to a greener future, regardless of their scale or size.
FORESTRY IN IRELAND
This alarming statistic underscores the urgent need to not only establish new native woodlands for the future but also to connect existing fragments of native or ancient planted woodlands. By creating wildlife corridors, we can enhance biodiversity and enable the free movement of wildlife across these habitats. It has become vitally important to take action in preserving and expanding our native woodlands, ensuring their interconnectedness for the benefit of both wildlife and our natural environment.
Glendun Oak Woodland: Increasing links between ancient woodland fragments
The Glendun Oak Woodland project in north Antrim aims to enhance the connections between two separate areas of ancient woodlands that were originally planted in the 1840s. By increasing the link between these fragments, the project will create additional habitat for the endangered Red Squirrel. The main focus of the planting efforts will be on Scots Pine, a crucial food source for Red Squirrels, as well as both species of native Oak that were once abundant in the region.
In addition to promoting biodiversity and supporting wildlife, the growth of these trees will contribute to the absorption of a significant amount of CO2, playing a vital role in combating climate change. The project recognises the importance of trees in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and emphasises their role in addressing environmental challenges. By preserving and expanding these woodlands, the Glendun Oak Woodland project aims to achieve ecological and climate benefits for the local area and beyond.
Objectives and Actions
- Enhance carbon absorption to mitigate the impacts of climate change
- Expand the proportion of predominantly native woodland in Ireland
- Enhance the protection of native Red Squirrels and other woodland species by establishing stronger connections between two existing areas of ancient woodland.
- Prepare the site by implementing intensive grazing to reduce grass height, followed by manually planting trees during the dormant season (Autumn/Winter).
- Plant trees at a rate of 2500 whips (50 to 80cm tall trees) per hectare, consisting of 50% Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), 25% Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), and 25% Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris).
The project will significantly enhance the connectivity between two areas of ancient woodland, resulting in a total connected area of approximately 32 hectares. While relatively small on a global scale, this woodland holds great importance within an Irish context. It stands as one of the largest expanses of contiguous deciduous dominated woodland in County Antrim.
By establishing stronger connections, this project will effectively link the Ancient Woodland of Cregagh Wood with an adjacent woodland fragment. This enhanced connectivity will greatly improve the overall ecological functioning of the area, benefiting a diverse range of species, including the vulnerable Red Squirrel.