At Alter Ego Graphic Productions the inks we use contain no solvents, are environmentally-friendly, and free of volatile organic compounds.
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are the main precursors in the formation of tropospherical ozone and atmospheric particles that create the most important atmospheric pollutant, smog. We know that smog is a serious health risk for Canadians and has noxious effects on vegetation.
In Canada, solvents used in the printing and publishing industry represent one of the main fixed sources of volatile organic compound emissions. The industry produces approximately 10% of the total VOC emissions from solvents in the country.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Clean Air Act of 1996 aim to eliminate VOC emissions in the atmosphere.
We are proud to contribute to this goal and be a part of those actively involved in safeguarding our environment. We believe it is the responsibility of each one of us to develop ideas, trends, and technologies in ways that respect the environment and its inhabitants.
For more information on volatile organic compounds found in commercial and consumer products please go to www.ec.gc.ca