How can we increase our collaboration on far more sustainable products and supply chains – already now in 2021?
We have made a small video about how far we have already come – and how much we need to help each other, to reach much further.
From the beginning of 2021, we have a special focus on opportunities for increased sustainability with our top 100 suppliers. The first initiative is to convert our packaging consumption to sustainable alternatives.
At Mekoprint, we purchase packaging for more than DKK 2 million. pr. year, part of which is specified by our customers in relation to size and packaging types. Despite this, by the end of 2021, we expect to have converted 90 % of our packaging consumption to sustainable alternatives. This change means i.a. the following:
- Recycled cardboard instead of new cardboard
- Bioplastic or recycled plastic instead of new plastic
- Lightest possible recycled pallets in FSC certified wood instead of disposable pallets
On some packaging types, there are not yet sustainable alternatives, but then we choose e.g. types of plastic suitable for recycling.
The sustainable packaging solutions are typically not the cheapest, but by standardizing and optimizing packaging consumption, we make the sustainable conversion cost-neutral. This sustainable change will lead to significant CO2 reductions, which the packaging suppliers are in the process of calculating in further detail.
In addition, we will increasingly work with sustainable material alternatives to our customers’ products as they become available in the raw materials market.
Feel free to contact your closest Mekoprint contact to tell us about your needs for increased sustainability in your products – or click here to find a new contact in the area you are particularly interested in. We would like – together with you – to invest time to find far more sustainable solutions to your needs towards the ultimate goal of sustainable balance, based on cradle-to-cradle thinking!