25th Feb 2016
Packaging is a critical business necessity, but it doesn’t have to put a strain on the earth’s natural resources and can actually help improve your company’s environmental performance.
What is your company’s main aim when it comes to being more environmentally friendly? We have provided solutions to the 6 most pressing challenges companies are facing to reduce their environmental impact.
Our Solution: GreenPE is polythene produced from sugarcane also known as plant plastic. Carbon is captured during its growth so switching from fossil based polythene to plant plastic (GreenPE) has a positive effect on your carbon footprint – reducing it by 2.15kg of CO2e per 1000kg of material used.
Reduce the number of journey’s and road miles to fulfil whilst efficiently managing your operation by taking advantage of Duo’s ePortal. The ePortal is a stock management tool which monitors usage, stock planning and enables you to track and trace deliveries 24/7.
Reduction of waste to landfill
Our Solution: Polythene waste is readily recycled in the UK in a closed loop recycling process. The waste is derived from landfill and used to produce new packaging products.
Regular packaging audits ensure your range of packaging products remain best suited for purpose to help optimize business performance and reduce waste.
Protecting natural resources
Our Solution: Decouple from fossil fuels for your polythene packaging by switching to renewable plant plastic GreenPE.
Encouraging re-use and recycling
Our Solution: Use clever packaging designs to communicate how to re-use and recycle.
Consider simple design enhancements such as twin glue lines on your mailing bags to make it much easier to reuse the bags for returns!
Using recycled products wherever possible
Our Solution: Switch your polythene packaging to recycled polythene material without compromising on product performance or quality.
Our recycled polythene is produced from UK polythene waste that would otherwise go to landfill.
Do you have polythene waste? Duo values this resource and as such, we offer a free collection service to our customers for waste polythene and also pay a revenue per tonne for polythene scrap.
Our Solution: Polythene is a valuable resource that can be recycled and manufactured into a new product again and again.
Choosing products produced from recycled material significantly reduces dependency on natural resources. For every 1t of virgin LDPE material use avoided, the embodied carbon saving is 2.617TCO2e.
How about choosing a material that is renewable and also reduces greenhouse gases? Plant plastic, GreenPE is a sustainable alternative to your fossil-based polythene packaging with proven environmental credentials throughout its lifecycle.
Whatever your environmental target is our team are here to advise and help you implement a green solution that’s good for business and good for the environment.