Yes! Our US supplier abides by the 4 R’s of environmental stewardship: Recycle, Reuse, Respect, & Reduce.
Recycle & Reuse
Waste linked to the synthetic paper production
- The production waste is regranulated and recycled in our production processes.
- Production scrap that cannot be reused in the production process is collected by a recycling company to be reprocessed as raw materials for other plastic items.
Waste produced by printing processes
Minimizing End-User Waste
- All production sites comply with ISO 14001 environmental standards.
- Have their own water treatment plants to handle the water used in their processes. Waste water is therefore already clean when it leaves the production sites.
- The manufacturing process does not use ozone-depleting substances such as CFCs.
- The manufacturing process does not include any dangerous or polluting components.
Health and Safety
- In addition to complying with the ISO 14001 EMS standards, our supplier has taken the following health and safety initiatives:
- Components are fully compliant with the following legislation dealing with heavy metals:
- The 1994 standard of the Coalition of Northeastern Governors’ Model Toxic (CONEG).
- Part 3 of the 10988 European EN71 standard stipulating upper limits for toys and film coatings.
- The requirements set out in the EC directive 94/62/EC relating to packaging waste.
- Does not contain phthalate, chlorine, or other halogens.
- When incinerated under the right conditions, the paper is non-toxic and does not produce dioxins or other highly toxic materials.
- It has no impact on forest resources.
- The manufacturing process uses five times less water that traditional paper production, thus preserving water resources.
- It has a long service life in its applications (maps, tags and manuals, for example), thus reducing the need for source materials.