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Prime Data launches carbon-neutral direct mail service


April 12, 2022
By PrintAction Staff

Prime Data launches “Carbon Neutral Direct Mail – From Tree to Mailbox,” a net-zero carbon direct mail service that offsets all emissions from the tree through to the mailbox.

For the first time, a direct mail piece can be produced and mailed with a net-zero carbon impact.

The program was made possible with the results of a study commissioned by Prime Data to account for the full scope of direct mail emissions. It included not only their employees’ commute to work and their production facility, but also the papers they use, and emissions reported by Canada Post.

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Steve Falk, CEO of Prime Data, said, “A year ago it was anyone’s guess what the carbon footprint of a letter and envelope were.  With the study results, we better understood the impact of the paper, the production, and the delivery to mailboxes. With that, we are able to take the first step and start a carbon offset program. At the same time, we will be reducing where we can.”

A growing number of organizations are setting Environment Social and Governance (ESG) targets with the goal of addressing the impacts they make on the environment. Fundraising organizations, banks, healthcare, and financial organizations can now better understand the impact of their mail programs and have carbon-neutral options.