Eco-friendly graphic design is a growing trend in the industry, with many designers adopting sustainable approaches to their work. This has been driven by clients asking for more eco-friendly options (and paying more for them), as well as an increase in awareness of the impact that design can have on the environment. I’ll cover the top four ways designers can make their work more eco friendly: reducing waste and consumption, reusing materials whenever possible, recycling as much as possible, and using paper from sustainable sources.
Eco-Friendly Graphic Design
Graphic design is a creative industry that uses different mediums to create designs. Designers use different materials and processes to create their work, each of which has its own environmental impact.
The rise of eco-friendly graphic design can be attributed to an increased awareness among designers about the impact their choices have on the environment. As more people become aware of this issue, more designers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint through more sustainable practices and materials.
1. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
- Reduce the amount of paper you use.
- Reuse the paper that you have already used.
- Recycle any other materials that you have used.
2. Avoid Water-Based Inks
- Avoid water-based inks.
- Water-based inks, while they may be more eco-friendly than older, oil-based inks, still contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and humans who use them. These chemicals are a major source of pollution in our oceans and lakes.
3. Print on Recycled Paper
- Print on Recycled Paper
Printing on recycled paper is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, and it’s also good for the environment. The best eco-friendly graphic design firms will use 100% post-consumer recycled paper in their printing process and soy inks instead of petroleum-based pigments or dyes. If you … Read the rest