Sustainability

The COLOURFORM™ CIRCULAR STORY IS FOR REAL

Rise above the greenwashing. Our COLOURFORM™ CIRCULAR STORY is for real – a new opportunity to dramatically reduce your impact throughout the packaging lifecycle and ensure your packaging leaves no trace.

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*Source: An independent consulting firm, compared the environmental performance of three different packaging materials in a Life Cycle Analysis; Colourform™ and two typical plastic materials, Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and High impact polystyrene (HIPS)

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Renewable natural fibres

All COLOURFORM™ natural fibres come from renewable, well-managed forests – always FSC®and PEFC®certified, Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF®) or Totally Chlorine Free (TCF®).

High quality recycled fibres

Thanks to our own world-class reclaimed fibre plant, COLOURFORM™ can also be made using high quality recycled content, giving new life to waste from a variety of sources including used coffee cups.

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Responsible manufacture

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we carefully control energy consumption, invest in renewable energy technologies and are proud to hold a zero waste to landfill policy that sees water being recycled then returned clean to the river and waste fibres being recycled or composted on local farming land.

In an independent Lifecycle Analysis when compared to Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), COLOURFORM™ showed the lowest primary energy demand in production.

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WHEN WE SAY LEAVE NO TRACE, WE REALLY MEAN IT

Packaging landfill is one of the major challenges of our time, and consumers are recognising it too. Often though, even packaging that could be recycled ends up in landfill. COLOURFORM™ is different. It’s easily recycled with household paper – and our precision embossing enables clear information to help your customers do the best thing. Even if they don’t though, COLOURFORM™ is also 100% naturally biodegradable.

LESS THAN 50% GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL OF PET OR HIPS

A full, independent Lifecycle Analysis showed COLOURFORM™ to produce less than 50% of the global warming potential of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS).

In this comprehensive analysis of materials, manufacture and disposal – COLOURFORM™ also had the lowest impact for primary energy demand, freshwater consumption, acidification and photochemical smog potential.

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