Following the likes of US giants Climbing Magazine and Alpinist, Gravity Magazine has gone Green. Below is a statement issued by the editor Brian Darby: We have changed the printing firm we use for a more efficient, greener printer. In competition with printers nationwide Buxton Press has this year won ?Environmental Company of Year? and ?Printing Company of the Year?. This follows their result of being ?Highly Commended? as Environmental Printer of the Year at the Printing World Awards and ?Highly Commended? for Best Environmental Printer. The decision to move to one of the country?s leading, multi award winning environmental printers was taken after serious consideration. We, like many other magazines, are very aware that we hold a duty to the environment due to the large amount of paper and inks we use and that this unattended fact could become very damaging. We explored fully the possibility using recycled paper but found the actual quality was left wanting and the amount of chemicals used and pollution made during the recycling process all but counteracted the benefit. We then set about looking for alternative solutions, which ultimately led to a better outcome. Buxton Press, our new printers, have environmental issues at the top of their agenda and are working their way through an implemented £12 million investment plan not only ensuring that they solely use sustainable forestry but also reducing their carbon footprint at all turns. We feel this is the more beneficial way forward for the planet and will allow us to continue using the best quality paper for Gravity. ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–