Imageco, the ultra-eco-conscious print and signage firm, based in Leeds have launched a brand-new promotion to help their clients stop deforestation and reduce their carbon footprint.

The printers have made it their mission to be green and are making it easier than ever for their clients to switch their traditional materials to sustainable alternatives, like the brand new innovative recycled bottle wallpaper that’s perfect for interior wall decoration in retail spaces, offices and hotels. The new initiative promises that for every 10m2 of sustainable wallpaper purchased, Imageco will plant a tree in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Leeds firm works with industry leading, eco responsible retail brands, who have each set their own sustainability and carbon neutrality targets. We’re helping them achieve their 500-tree target by 2021. 500 trees planted would be a feat that offsets an estimated 84 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere. The equivalent of taking 18 cars of the road for an entire year.

The tree planting, carbon offsetting programme is a collaboration between Imageco and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, a small charity doing big things to support the people, landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales.

Since 1996, the trust has been able to support the planting of more than 1.5 million broadleaf trees. The charity says planting trees has far reaching positives for the local community, including;

  • Absorbing carbon and help to combat climate change
  • Creating new habitats for wildlife and support biodiversity
  • Protecting the landscape against flooding and erosion and improve water quality

Imageco’s MD, Nathan Swinson-Bullough stated that, “It’s incredible to find a charity on your doorstep with the same aim as us, the Yorkshire Dales are our back garden and it would be our absolute pleasure to be able to give something back to the community as well as reduce the carbon footprint of our clients.

Our target of 500 trees in 12 months is not only achievable, it’s a fantastic opportunity to reshape our landscape for the better and provide a solution to the climate crisis that we find ourselves in.”

Sarah Hodgson, development officer at YDMT, added: “We’re really grateful to Imageco and all their staff and customers for their support in helping to restore native woodland to the Yorkshire Dales. They have an innovative product that not only is sustainable but, through our partnership will give back to the environment too.

We’re looking forward to working together and making a real difference to the people, landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales.”