Our environmental focus

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MCRL is committed to sourcing materials and producing products with the least environmental impact possible.

Our printing processes and facilities are ISO certified. We are regularly audited and inspected to ensure environmental compliance.

Our local and overseas teams only work with suppliers who adhere to the strict FDA requirements for safety in our printing and packaging.

MCRL only prints with safe, soy ink.

Soy-based ink is better for humans and the environment than phthalate and lead-based inks. Soy ink also offers a more vibrant color and is often less expensive than petroleum inks. Head over here for more info on the benefits of soy-based ink.

We highly recommend our clients consider the following eco-friendly material options.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified Paper

MCRL Overseas Group encourages clients to print on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified Paper stock. FSC certification means materials are harvested and manufactured in a sustainable manner from responsibly managed forests, meeting the highest environmental and social standards.

Tree-less Paper

In an effort to protect our forests, MCRL recommends using bamboo paper stock. Bamboo paper is used increasingly by consumers because the carbon footprint is smaller than paper made from wood pulp. Bamboo paper is also comparable in strength, brightness and printability to standard paper. For more reasons to choose bamboo paper, click here.


MCRL Overseas Group is a big fan of Eska®board, the gold standard in solid board construction. Eska®board is made from 100% recycled raw materials and has one of the smallest carbon footprints due to its innovative production process. Eska raises the knowledge and use of sustainable processes to a higher level. Eska®board also comes with a clear promise – to lay flat and stay flat.


The anatomy of Eska®board
Eska book

RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate), unlike other plastics, is a clear, strong, lightweight and 100% recyclable plastic material. We have added RPET fabric as a cover material option for custom Planners, Journals and Books! Contact Us or Request a Quote to see if your design is a good fit for an RPET cover.

rPET badge: Cover Made from Recycled PET BottlesClick to enlarge

Helping People and the Planet

Planting trees, changing lives | MCRL Overseas Group over 38,858 Trees Funded

As a Trees for the Future sponsor, MCRL helps this amazing organization plant trees and change lives in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.