With environmental concerns shaping our industry, Loxleys and The Sherwood Group are leading the way with their commitment to providing environmental solutions.
The two leading greeting card manufacturers have recently launched a pioneering eco-friendly greeting card range; which provides the greeting card industry with environmentally responsible alternatives to traditional processes. Including biodegradable and recyclable glitter, biodegradable and recyclable cello bags, a plastic free alternative to traditional plastic gems and mineral based toner inks. These processes mean one-use plastic is completely eliminated from all finishes, offering a greener way to produce cards.
Their Eco-Glitter range boasts a portfolio of 10 colours including the much sought after biodegradable Crystalina. Ensuring publisher’s designs maintain their ‘sparkle’ whilst sustaining the environment; the eco-glitter conforms to ISO 14851 approved for Fresh Water Biodegradability, ISO 17088 approved for Industrial Composting, ISO 15985 approved for Soil and Waste Water Biodegradation and is also certified for home composting.
With reducing single use plastic at the top of the industry agenda, our Eco-Bags now offer high quality packaging with a lower carbon footprint. The film is biodegradable certified with the ability to disintegrate within six months under controlled conditions and can be recycled or incinerated.
Loxleys have now perfected a solution that keeps the card and envelope together whilst completely removes the need for a cello bag. Loxleys Bagless Bagging uses the latest glue dot technology that holds the card and envelope together, whilst being completely removable and leaving no residue.
Richard Bacon, Loxleys CEO, commented “Being able to offer environmentally friendly solutions that allow our greeting card customers to reduce and remove plastics has been a key priority for the group. Throughout the year we have made continuous incremental improvements, within our internal and external efforts, and we will continue to do so long into the future to ensure we are working to protect the environment.”