Environmentally improved – what does it mean?

The Duni ecoecho™ line is about offering products that have been developed with the environment in mind and that have been chosen for having one or more environmentally improved characteristics. These can be focused on different environmental aspects and parts of the product’s life-cycle, which we describe here.


Resource Efficiency

Raw-materials that show clear resource efficiency compared to standard alternatives. Includes materials from recycled material and by-products that would otherwise have been regarded as waste, as well as low-processed filler material such as Chalk.

Example:

  • rPET: recycled water-bottles
  • Bagasse: by-product fibres from sugarcane
  • Chalk: environmentally harmless, low processed and abundant mineral

Renewable

Raw-materials that are from the biosphere: wood or plant material. Renewable materials are part of the biomass CO2 cycle and do not contribute to global warming as opposed to fossil based carbon materials such as mineral oil.

Example:

  • PLA: processed corn starch
  • Bagasse: by-product fibres from sugarcane
  • Cardboard: wood fibres

Compostable

Materials that have been shown to biodegrade in industrial composting facilities under the standard EN 13432. To take full advantage of this characteristic the end-products need to be sorted with other bio-waste (food) for industrial composting which is accepted in some areas. The local waste regulations need to be followed or agreements made with local waste handlers.

Example:

  • PLA: processed corn starch
  • PBS: compostable polymer
  • Bagasse: by-product fibres from sugarcane

Responsible Forestry

Raw-materials that are part of a certification scheme to assure responsible social and environmental practice in forestry or plantation.

Example:

  • FSC® – Forest Stewardship Council®

 

 

Duni ecoecho™ product

Resource Efficiency

Renewable

Compostable

Responsible Forestry

Salad Bowls

 

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Deli Trays

 

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Dressing cups

 

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Hot Drink Cups

 

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Lids for Hot Drink Cups

 

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Glasses

 

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Cutlery

 

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Fibre Plates

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Sandwich Boxes

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Serving Platters with Lids

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Cardboard Trays

 

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