What is Carbon Offsetting?

18 January 2021
By Kim Sullivan

In 2020 POSITIVE+ captured 5,013kg of CO2e through the Antalis Future Focus Campaign.  This enabled Forest Carbon to plant 20 new trees, creating a new woodland area of 125m2  in the UK. But what is carbon offsetting?

Carbon Offsetting is the action or process of compensating for carbon dioxide emissions arising from industrial or other human activity, by participating in schemes designed to make equivalent reductions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

It has long been the case that printers could carbon balance paper products, but we’re now able to go further by offsetting the carbon on papers, packaging and plastics, thus protecting and promoting vital forestry worldwide and at home.

The Antalis Future Focus Campaign scheme enables us to offset the carbon generated across a wider product range; through a choice of the planting new indigenous woodland across the UK and Ireland, or through the protection of forestry at risk of deforestation in South America.

Forest Carbon are certified to the standards of the Government’s Woodland Carbon Code. This means that the right trees have been planted in the right place, the estimated carbon capture is conservative and scientifically sound, and the woodland is protected for the long-term. 

POSITIVE+ is proud to be part of the Antalis Future Focus Campaign.  In 2020 Positive and Colouration founded POSITIVE+ to offer clients an even wider range of creative solutions, with more capacity for larger projects, as well as access to the most sustainable design and manufacturing practices.

To find out more about carbon offsetting or to boost your sustainability email Tony Dennington, Chief Commercial Officer tony@wearepositive.com or call Tony on 020 8544 5500. 

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