Are the pocket profiles environmentally friendly?

Yes! Our US supplier abides by the 4 R’s of environmental stewardship: Recycle, Reuse, Respect, & Reduce.

Recycle & Reuse

Our paper is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and is therefore 100% recyclable in category 2 HDPE. Our supplier constantly strives to eliminate the waste generated by their production processes throughout the entire production chain:

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

Scrap resulting from printing processes are collected with other polymer products and reused to make other plastic items.

Minimizing End-User Waste

Our paper is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and is therefore 100% recyclable in category 2 HDPE.

Respect

Keeping our environmental impact as low as possible during the manufacturing processes.
  • 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.

Reduce

The unique characteristics of the paper also contribute to resource conservation and sustainability.
  • 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.
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