Can Signs Be Eco-Friendly?

Posted by Jason Hills on December 13, 2015  /   Comments Off on Can Signs Be Eco-Friendly?

In this day and age, we can’t overlook the importance of sustainability. With this knowledge, many businesses have embraced sustainable practices as a key part of what they do. As a Nowra signwriter, John Hills Signs aims to be a part of the solution when it comes to protecting our environment. Working with tangible materials in the creation of signage, it is important for us to remain mindful of our impact on the world around us.

Using the Right Materials

One of the first ways to head toward a greener path of signage is to incorporate more environmentally-friendly materials in construction. At John Hills, we strive to use greener materials (glass vs. plastic) in our primary signage creation, as well as to use fittings and attachments that meet this criteria as well. When possible, we strive to use recycled materials. In fact, more and more clients are requesting recycled materials in their signage, as this fits with their more sustainable image and is also on trend for signage and decor. Signage on recycled materials can have an excellent appearance, whether you keep the original look of the material or transform it into something entirely new.

Sustainable Practices

In our day-to-day work at John Hills, we are constantly looking for ways to make our own practices and processes more eco-friendly. Recycling and conservation of resources is of utmost importance to us, and you’ll find we focus on these highly in our work. We also put a great deal of effort into minimising waste. As well, we encourage our customers to pursue best practices that can help them protect the environment and improve their workplace.

Considering Waste

In a sustainability approach, the longer-lasting a sign the better. While inexpensive options like corflute signs can be a nice choice for short-term or temporary signage, they are less environmentally friendly options than others. We try to incorporate greener materials into such signage, as well as steer clients toward more lasting signage materials. Glass and other durable elements can make for professional, clean, and earth-friendly signage that goes the distance. With this approach we can minimise waste.

Other Ways to Be Eco-Friendly

We work with many customers who also strive to be green and eco-friendly in their business. To this end, we try to offer options and advice for promoting these practices through their signage. For illuminated signs, we recommend using light globes which require less electricity but still achieve the lighting you’re going for. Reducing the amount of time lighted signs are powered on can also help conserve resources.

Signage to Meet Your Needs

At John Hills, we’re the Nowra signwriter that endeavours to meet your needs. If you’re after eco-friendly materials and signage, or seeking to use recycled materials, we are the team that can help. Get in touch with us today about our comprehensive design and signmaking services for your business or organisation.

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I'm Jason, Owner of John Hills Signs. When I'm not making signs for the businesses of Nowra and beyond, I like to spend my time with my family, and surfing. You can circle me on Google+ to follow more of my content.

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