Paper instead of plastics

07/19/2019

Environmental protection is a major issue for our company. For this reason, we endeavour to use sustainable and/or recyclable products in almost all areas of the company. 
Currently, we have replaced our delivery note adhesive bags made of plastic foil with an alternative made of paper from Biobiene®. This company has developed a "green delivery note bag" (protected as European design patent no.: 002627638) which is 100% recyclable. The paper types used here are bleached without chlorine and meet the sustainability criteria of forest management according to the standards of FSC® and PEFC.

Our shipping cartons are made of recyclable corrugated cardboard.

Safe shipping currently still requires the use of plastic foil. At the beginning of 2017, we decided to use a very stable, thin stretch foil. This change led to an almost 50% reduction in our stretch foil consumption. In addition, we do not use plastic strapping if safe shipping can also be carried out using alternative measures.

We also largely avoid the use of plastic labels to design our products. We have been using high-quality and certified paper labels for many years.
By using aerosol protective caps with reduced weight, we were able to achieve a 30% reduction in plastic consumption for our caps.
The company's paper requirements could be reduced by 20% through the use of technical means. We now only send invoices on a case-by-case basis and only on paper at the customer's request.
From August 2019, our delivery notes will be printed on a lighter paper with a high recycled content in DUPLEX- printing (2-sided). Our goal is to save approx. 40 % paper here. 
Improved environmental protection measures as a challenge and a self-imposed goal: We face up to the challenges of the future!