DDI has initiated and ongoing program to reduce
our corporate carbon footprint for a heathier
environment and work place.


  • All conference rooms and rest rooms have motion sensor lights which turn on when someone enters the room and turns the lights off 5 minutes after they leave.
  • Blue recycling baskets are in place for waste paper.
  • All office equipment is Energy Star rated and go to energy saving mode after 5 minutes of inactivity.
  • Air conditioning (summer) and heat (winter) are turned off on weekends to save electricity and fuel consumption.
  • Our employees are encouraged to carpool and conserve wherever possible.
  • 86.3% of all employees are paid via direct deposit— no checks, no trips to the bank.
  • Converted all fluorescent lights to High Performance Low Wattage T-8 fixtures as defined by CEE (Consortium of Energy Efficiency).
  • Design Distributors, Inc. is an active participant in PowerPay! The New York Energy Saving Program.Through careful planning and recycling we are doing our part to help.


  • By supplying our customers with Virtual proofing (PDFs), we save trees, ink and fuel to deliver them.
  • By reconditioning and reusing printing blankets, we help save energy by not needing to buy newly manufactured blankets.
  • Refiltering and blending of any leftover inks from press fountains helps to reduce waste going to landfills.
  • Using only vegetable based inks on our sheet-fed and jet presses reduces our dependence on petroleum based products for printing.
  • Our continuous form presses use vegetable based inks on 65% of their runs.
  • By mixing our own ink we reduce waste and the fuel to have them delivered.
  • Our Solvent recovery system limits the disposal of spent pressroom chemicals and the need to ship them to a recycling plant, thus reducing fuel and electric usage.
  • Our re-use of waste paper for setup of next print job, saves trees and manufacturing costs.
  • We recycle all wood pallets, plastics and scrap paper.
  • All cleaning solvents are biodegradable.
  • Registered member of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.


Design Distributors is always looking to the future, presently we are looking into the following GREEN TECHNOLOGIES:

  • Roof mounted Solar Panels
  • Wind Turbine Power
  • More energy efficient electric motors
  • Energy Star heating and air conditioning systems
  • Looking to purchase a clean emissions natural gas fuel truck for our local pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Quarterly meetings of Continuous Improvement Team keep us
    moving toward a lower impact on the environment.


  • Don’t Buy Aerosols
    Look for alternatives like powders, spray bottles and liquids.
    The propellant in aerosols is harmful to the environment.
  • Plant a Tree
    Call your town and see if they have a tree planting program you can contribute to.
  • Support Green Companies
    Check their websites to see if they have a Green Initiative and support them by purchasing those products.
  • Turn off the lights
    When you leave a room turn off the light switch, TV, radio, even your computer.
  • Chargers
    Don’t forget that when you are not charging something unplug the charger from the wall, it still uses electricity when not charging.

Helping to Save our Forests.

DDI is a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified company.

The mark of responsible forestry.



“We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.”

-Ancient Indian Proverb

Copyright Design Distributors, Inc. 2015,
300 Marcus Blvd., Deer Park, NY 11729 . Phone: (631) 242-2000 Fax: (631) 242-7367