The Voegeli AG is the world’s first print shop to meet the strict requirements for the Cradle-to-Cradle GOLD® certification. To achieve this ambitious goal the company cooperated with ALFAPURA - the world's first cradle-to-cradle GOLD® certified adhesive.
In this article, Albin Kälin, founder and owner of EPEA Switzerland GmbH, talks about the success story of Cradle to Cradle® products, the circular economy, and the new possibilities with ALFAPURA® adhesives.
What happens to the raw materials once they have been used? Cradle-to-Cradle® offers a promising approach by not only looking at the sustainability of the end product but at the whole life cycle of every material that was used during production.
The online network circular plus® has set the goal to unite and document as many projects as possible and make their ideas available for everyone. ALFAPURA® has now become part of circular plus®.
ALFAPURA®'s sustainable adhesives are an important component for recyclable end products. Together, we are realizing the vision of a waste-free economy.
The Cradle-to-Cradle Certification® is a way to validate products and companies for their sustainability irrespective of their industry. During the certification process, the whole value chain is analysed.
Have you ever thought about what the printing industry will look like in the future? One of the questions that come to mind is whether we will be able to print in a sustainable way and help stop climate change.
The shipping industry not only employs millions of people worldwide, it also creates a huge and rising demand for packaging. Until recently the main criteria for packaging material were the price, the supply and how easy it can be handled.
In recent years, eco-friendliness has become an important subject in many industries, especially in the print and the post-print field.
Circular economy, sustainability, and eco-friendliness have become central issues in the production industry as well as in politics and among consumers. People are well aware that certain raw materials and production processes burden the environment.
It is no secret that extensive raw material extraction, usage of unsustainable energy and generated waste damage our planet. But achieving sustainable manufacturing is not enough anymore to reverse these developments.