This is your new improved Echo

Notice something different?

In keeping abreast of the times to reduce our environmental footprint, The Northern Rivers Echo is now being printed by an award-winning, environmentally-friendly company.

The first obvious improvements youll notice with your new Echo is the quality grade of paper which is easier to read and allows for some great colour reproduction.

As a result, pictures and advertisements are much brighter, sharper and full of living colour.

Horton Media is Queenslands first specialist printer of high-quality, short-run publications with unique ways of producing better.

The company was established in Narangba, Queensland, in April this year, building on 10 years of success in New Zealand, and is dedicated to minimising its environmental footprint.

Its purpose-built plant includes two 5000-litre rainwater tanks connected to the press for its water needs. Water produced by the companys air compressors is filtered and fed back to the fresh water cycle, while grey water is diverted to the companys landscaped gardens.

Those efforts, along with the recycling of paper and plastic waste, have earned the companys New Zealand plant that countrys top environmental honour and helped its Brisbane plant win Queenslands commercial building awards this year.

And Horton Media is independently owned and operated just like The Echo.

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