At Lucent Imaging, we are a 100% carbon neutral print and digitisation studio. Focusing on preserving memories and creating prints that last, sustainability and longevity are at the heart of what we do.
We’ve put our environmental sustainability values into practice by minimising our environmental impact and offsetting our emissions to become a carbon neutral studio.
Reducing our environmental footprint
Standing with our clients
We have supported a range of environmental impact organisations in Australia as part fundraising exhibitions and events.
If you’re planning to fundraise for the environment using your art & photographs, get in touch and we’ll donate 10% of your project value back into doing good.
Organisations we support
Our Commitment to Carbon Neutrality
We’re minimising the environmental impact of our studio by better understanding the carbon footprint of our day to day resource use and by improving our workflow to prevent emissions.
We purchase carbon units to offset the difference after doing what we can to reduce our overall impact.
Our offsets are invested in Western Australia’s Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.
Visiting our studio?
We offset your travel emissions through Australian reforestation projects when you visit our studio.
Our offset commitment is based on an average 40km round trip (10kg CO2e) per visit.
Our Emissions History
At Lucent Imaging, we’ve considered our environmental footprint since day one, measuring, reducing and offsetting our emissions as we’ve grown.
By documenting our emissions history, we want to educate our clients on the impact of the projects we complete and stay accountable to our environmental sustainability values.
As our business grows, we are always aware of the additional impact on our environment and work to minimise that contribution.
|2017/18||4 t CO2e|
|2018/19||10 t CO2e|
|2019/20||12 t CO2e|
|2020/21||42 t CO2e|
|TOTAL||45.0 t CO2e|
Managing Our Physical Footprint
We’re finding ways to be more efficient in a smaller space to minimise our impact on our environment.
We work in a flexible workspace, sharing resources with other businesses to reduce unused spaces.
Our focus on direct-to-client shipping reduces our storage requirements.
Being efficient with our spaces has reduced our carbon impact by ~15 tonnes a year.
Diverting waste from landfill
In partnership with Keep Co Workspace, we divert over ten separate waste streams from landfills, including batteries, polystyrene, printer cartridges, e-waste and delivery pallets.
We donate proceeds from ACT Container Deposit Scheme eligible recyclables to local charities via RecycleAbilities.
Since 2018, we’ve diverted over 3,000 kilograms of waste from landfills.
Paper & Cardboard
Carbon Neutral Print Delivery
With our prints travelling from Canberra to clients across Australia and around the World, we ship each print with its environmental impact in mind.
We’ve considered our printing, packaging and delivery methods to offset the carbon footprint of each parcel.
Your prints are delivered by Australia Post who are committed to carbon-neutral delivery.
Our Operational Impact
Below are the CO2e impacts of key operational resources.
|Electricity||6,200 kWh/year||05.2 t CO2e|
|Water||35 kL/year||0.30 t CO2e|
|Transport||5,000 Km/year||0.80 t CO2e|
|Inbound Freight||50 Kg @ 9,600 Km/year||0.51 t CO2e|
|New Paper||360 Kg/year||0.40 t CO2e|
|TOTAL||7.21 t CO2e|
Our Waste Impact
Below are the CO2e impacts of our main waste streams.
|General Waste||650 Kg/year||0.63 t CO2e|
|Paper & Cardboard||1,275 Kg/year||3.23 t CO2e|
|Mixed Recycling||300 Kg/year||0.50 t CO2e|
|Organic||50 Kg/year||0.10 t CO2e|
|Soft Plastics||30 Kg/year||0.10 t CO2e|
|TOTAL||4.66 t CO2e|