Ryman and the Environment

The people who work for Ryman have a strong consideration for the environment.

Ryman has worked with the Carbon Trust to help to assess and reduce its carbon footprint

Ryman is fully committed to reducing carbon emissions wherever possible and realises that this commitment is also important to its customers.

Ryman has biodegradable carrier bags which - due to their light weight - have a smaller carbon footprint than an equivalent sized paper bag. These bags will also degrade in landfills when buried in soil, when inadvertently disposed of as litter, or in compost facilities, therefore saving valuable land fill space.

All Ryman Stores have recycling points for used cartridges and customers are encouraged to recycle their printer cartridges. Customers who do this receive a maximum of 50p off their next cartridge.

Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Ryman are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. Recycling boxes can be found in all our stores, alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.co.uk. Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points. End-users may find stores in their local area more accessible.

Both cardboard and plastic waste from the Company’s warehouse packaging and logistics operations are compressed and recycled.

The Ryman delivery fleet uses Euro4 vehicles to reduce carbon emissions and the Company continues to monitor developments in eco-friendly fuels. Routes are also analysed to lower fuel consumption where possible.

Ryman is working with suppliers to develop low carbon products using new technology, including paper products from recycled paper or sustainable forests.

Ryman requires that all suppliers comply with the code of ethical trading (The Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code) and continues to monitor these standards on a regular basis.


Ryman Eco - the world’s most beautiful sustainable font

Ryman have launched Ryman Eco - the world’s most beautiful sustainable font

Ryman Eco uses up to 33% less ink than standard fonts, meaning that if everyone switched to this font, we could save 490million ink cartridges and reduce CO2 emissions by 6.5million tonnes every year.

We love printing. But we don't love what printing does to the environment. So we've worked with world-class font experts, Monotype, in an attempt to create the world's most beautiful sustainable font. We didn't want to compromise legibility for sustainability; after all the font will only help the environment if people actually use it. And of course, it must be completely free to download. The result: Ryman Eco, which uses 33% less ink than standard fonts. So download it, use it, and share it. Because it isn't just what you write that can make a difference. It's how you write it. For enquiries: [email protected]

View the Ryman Green Range


WEE Requirements (The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment)

Recycling your old electricals is easy!

Recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More [embed www.recycle-more.co.uk] website and type in your postcode.


Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste.

Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

We’re proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment.

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin.


What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.


How are we helping?

In the UK, distributors including retailers must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).

To find more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit the Recycle More website.