A worthwhile and future-oriented concept for achieving environmental as well as economical sustainability is the circular economy: a world where recycling puts an end to waste, especially to toxic waste.
One important step in this direction is the right choice of materials to work with.
While some materials are easily replaced by more sustainable options, others offer few eco-friendly and efficient alternatives, such as adhesives for bonding processes. In fact, our ALFAPURA® is the only line of adhesives in the world that was certified for its full recyclability with the Material Health Gold® Certification. Because this aspect is essential: Some raw materials are already scarcely available on earth and should therefore be used sparingly. Others contain toxic ingredients and pollute the environment and the people during extraction and processing. Toxic ingredients also harm the recyclability of the end product. To achieve more sustainability, recycling is a must.
Only if all products and their ingredients are reusable to some extent, the economy can function in a circular instead of linear manner and thus become sustainable.
This concept of circular economy is represented by the Cradle-to-Cradle Innovation Product Institute. Their certification program stands for sustainability that takes social, ecological and economic perspectives into account. All adhesives by ALFAPURA® are certified and we can guarantee that our whole value chain has been thoroughly tested – from the extraction of the raw materials to the recyclability of our end products. In this blog post, we will talk about some aspects regarding sustainable production and products. First, we will inform you about eco-friendly materials and how and why to achieve a Cradle-to-cradle Certification®. And second, we will present sustainable solutions for printed products and the packaging industry.