Green Initiatives

We work hard to bring you high-quality documents at a low cost to you and the environment. We are dedicated to using eco-friendly products and reducing our environmental impact on UAB, Birmingham, and the state of Alabama. We invite you to contact us learn how to find the greenest document solutions right here on our campus.

In 2011 UAB Printing Services became the 13th university printing service to become FSC certified in the United States.  A certification is only as good as the body providing the certification.  We chose to pursue FSC certification because of it provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment.  FSC is an international organization represented in more than 50 countries around the world.  We are an approved provider of FSC certified papers. By choosing to print on paper that is Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certified, you help create demand for responsibly managed resources, which in turn motivates more suppliers to adopt good stewardship practices. 

We began recycling paper waste in 2008.  Last year we recycled over 100 tons of paper that would have otherwise gone to a landfill.  Recycling not only helps the environment, but also reduces disposal costs for our university.  Most of the paper we purchase contains some percentage of recycled content.  Besides recycling we do not use any chemicals that require special handling for disposal.  The inks we use in printing are soy based as well.