Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Eco-friendly ink - Soy ink

For those of you that are interested, there is an ink available that is non-toxic to the environment. It is Soy ink. Yes, is made from the soybean whereas traditional ink is petroleum based. It is available in brighter colors, and makes it easier to recycle paper.

Some disadvantages though are:
  • It is slower to dry than many inks
  • It cannot be used in ballpoint pens and personal printers
  • Soybean production is also a major source of deforestation in the Amazon basin in Brazil resulting in the release of carbon into the atmosphere and contributing to global warming.

For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy_ink


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