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Newspaper Praises Printers Tree Planting

The Western Telegraph has acknowledged Modern Prints tree planting program in Tanzania, Africa. The article was published on 12th October 2010 and went as follows –

A Pembrokeshire company has helped plant 150 trees in Zanzibar, Tanzania, in the last 18 months.

Pembroke Dock-based Modern Print is paying to plant a tree for every new customer it gets. The guava and mahogany trees will help repair the environment, offset carbon emissions and provide resources for future generations of local villagers. Modern Print has been working with Suzani Associates to improve the environment of Nungwi village, as the island has been devastated by deforestation over the years.

Modern Print’s managing partner Trevor Collins said, “This is a worthwhile project for the people of Nungwi village. I am so grateful to Pembroke Dock’s Suzani Associates for making it all possible. However, there is no truth to the rumour that I am personally planting the trees as an excuse to go on holiday!”

Money sent by Modern Print is channelled into the Labayka Development Fund, which is committed to the sustainable socio-economic development of the village. The fund, run by the local community also supports education and better health care.

For more information about the project call 01646 682676.

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