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Lakeside Printing is offering customers the opportunity to capture the CO2 emissions from their paper used by planting native woodland, right here in the UK, through the Woodland Trust and the Woodland Carbon scheme.

How Carbon Capture works

When you place your printing order you may elect to capture the carbon. The amount of CO2 generated in the production, printing and delivery of your paper is calculated. Your items can be printed with our Woodland Carbon logo which to demonstrate your commitment to using reduced CO2 paper. 100% of all Carbon Capture charges will be paid to the Woodland Trust who will plant woodland at one of their accredited woodland creation sites in the UK

What Is The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust aims to improve the landscape of Britain by planting more trees and protecting our national heritage of precious ancient woodland. Its vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees enjoyed and valued by everyone and they work to deliver three guiding principles:

  1. To enable the creation of more native woods and places rich in trees.
  2. To protect native woods, trees and their wildlife for the future.
  3. To inspire everyone to enjoy and value woods and trees.

The Trust looks after over 1,200 woodlands which have free and easy access for everyone to enjoy. With a member and supporter base of over 400,000 people its work and influence is growing year on year. We recognise the vital role that the charity plays in securing a sustainable future through trees, improving biodiversity and protecting the habitat of native wildlife.

The UK is one of the least wooded countries in Europe, with just 13 per cent tree cover compared to the European average of 44 per cent.

The Woodland Trust has established home-grown woodland creation projects that offer companies the chance to mitigate their CO2 emissions. At the same time, organisations will also be supporting projects that improve biodiversity, enhance social well-being, help the landscape adapt to climate change and ensure the UK is no longer one of the least wooded nations in Europe. Woodland Carbon provides a strong external message but also has tangible outcomes - trees that can be seen and visited throughout the UK.




We're big on printing green because we all have a stake in this planet and it's important to protect it. We're constantly fine tuning our operation to become as efficient as possible. That means declaring war on waste. Lets face it, waste isn't just bad for the environment; it costs money and time as well and all three of these elements are precious.

Being green isn't about matching this regulation or getting that certification as proof of our environmental efforts. It's about going beyond this, instilling our passion for the environment into everything we do.



It is our responsibility to promote smart printing which means encouraging you, our customers, to order what you need, when you need it and no more.

With the unit price decreasing the more print you order, it can seem like a good idea to go for extra. Until you end up with a Hyde's forest worth of outdated leaflets sat in your storeroom.

Our digital printing is quick, easy and cost effective so why take the risk of raising your carbon footprint on something that can be easily avoided?