We support the goals of sustainable development•
The idea of sustainable development assumes such actions which, while satisfying the needs of contemporary societies, ensure sufficient development conditions for future generations. The concept created in the 1980s implies reasonable management of the available resources in every area of life.
At DOT2DOT, we have made it our goal to make all of the activities we undertake as sustainable as possible. Every day we strive to minimize the environmental impact of our operations and products throughout their life cycle, from sourcing of raw materials and production technologies, to delivery and final product disposal. This is what underpins the DOT2GREEN concept.
8 key areas of DOT2GREEN•
We use FSC® and PEFC certified raw materials. By adhering to the principles of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), we make sure that our raw materials are sourced from verified manufacturers, who manage paper production in a controlled and sustainable way. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), on the other hand, ensures the traceability of wood at each stage of processing and flow.
We produce cardboard packaging that is environmentally friendly by design. We introduce alternative recyclable materials, including PET-FREE lamination, patch windows or plastic-free barrier board.
We support customers in optimising their packaging constructions, in order to include less material, fewer integrating parts, which leads to savings in packaging logistics and generates less waste. We replace complex constructions with simpler mono-material solutions making the product easier to recycle.
We help replace plastic packaging or a combination of plastic and paper with eco-friendly designs made entirely from cardboard. Continue reading The DOT2GREEN section to discover some of our Plastic to Paper project examples.
We use sustainable technological solutions, such LED printing, cold foil technology or our new ECOLURE technology that allows us to create beautifully gleaming metallized packaging that is recyclable and commpostable.
Our packaging is certified for safe direct food contact. It is free of mineral oils and hazardous substances.
At DOT2DOT, we feel responsible for our planet, which is why our greenhouse gas emissions target is to reduce CO2 emissions to net 0MG by 2050.
The packaging we produce is part of a closed loop system, meaning that most of the production waste is reused. Packaging manufactured in ECOLURE technology is also recyclable and compostable.
At DOT2DOT we manage waste responsibly, taking steps to reduce the amount of waste we generate during the production process. We also implement solutions to help reduce the consumption of raw materials.
Having well-planned processes and taking conscious actions, such as reducing overproduction, improving paper-waste segregation or optimisation of board usage, are all factors that contribute to the reduction of the so called “paper waste”
Sustainability is our priority•
We are one of the European market leaders in implementing complex solutions for environmentally friendly packaging.
As part of a research project, co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund in the framework of the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020. we have been implementing the “GREEN PROCUREMENT” procedure, cooperating with suppliers whose offers are the most beneficial in terms of their environmental impact.
We use the latest generation cellulose board after the so-called ‘lightweighting’. This means that we generate less waste while converting the same number of sheets. This reduces the shipping weight of the finished making their transport have less negative impact on the environment.
Plastic to Paper•
We help our customers implement solutions to replace plastic packaging or plastic-paper combination packaging with more sustainable alternatives, without compromising on the safety of the product inside. A biodegradable cellulose acetate film used for window patching being one example.
We replace the substrate with a polyethylene barrier substrate with its plastic-free counterpart which has similar properties.
We support our customers in solving challenges of substituting multi-material packaging with full cardboard packaging constructions.
Some of our plastic to paper alternative constructions
At DOT2DOT, we maintain the highest quality standards confirmed by ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications.
BRC PACKAGING CERTIFICATE
The BRCGS Packaging certificate confirms that the packaging we manufacture is safe for contact with food.
FSC® and PEFC CERTIFICATE
Cooperating with FSC® and PEFC certified suppliers, we make sure that the paper we use is traceable to its place in the forest, and that the forests are managed and harvested responsibly.