During the COVID-19 battle that every company is facing these days, one of the first casualties at the workplace is the efforts to reduce waste. The constant cycle of cleaning and the reliance on single-use items put a strain on conservation efforts around the globe. According to Business Insider, the global plastic packaging market size is projected to grow from $909.2 billion in 2019 to $1012.6 billion by this year, at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%, mainly due to pandemic response.
But as always, it’s important to keep in mind the health of our environment, despite the economic and regulatory strain that we’re all under. Here are some examples from GRAPHICS PRO’s April special section featuring environmentally friendly products to help companies combat the increase in harmful waste in the workplace.
PVC recycling program
Vycom offers Celtec expanded PVC sheets, which can be reclaimed through Vycom’s Recycling Take-Back Program that captures and recycles printed and unprinted PVC sheets and scraps and drops from finishing and fabricating. The program is designed for users of PVC, acrylic, PE, and PP products to recycle used signage and scrap.
For more information, call 800-235-8320.
Lawson Screen & Digital Products offers sustainable screen-printing methods and chemicals. Drain safe and biodegradable options include stencil removers, press washes, mesh degreasers, and ink degradients.
All the Lawson chemicals work either manually, in re-circulation sinks, tank systems, or fully automatic units.
For more information, call 314-382-9300.
Trotec offers TroCraft Eco, an environmentally friendly, emissions-free material made from pure wood fiber. Its low weight and simple processing make it useful for interior design, model making, souvenirs, sustainable toys, and gift packaging, states the company.
For more information, call 844-529-0730.