SUSTAINABILITY IS OUR DAILY RESPONSIBILITY

We are fully aware of the fact that the printing and packaging industry does have an environmental impact and we don’t claim to be no part of the problem. However, we are determined to be an important part of the solution.

Today, for 90% of our product range we can offer a sustainable alternative to the traditional product. And we aim to do better every day.

Discover our honest sustainability approach in 3 steps.

FIRST, WE THINK GREEN BEFORE WE PRINT

Sustainability isn’t a check box on our agenda, it is part of every facet of our business. From how we produce our products, to how we run our plants, to how we cherish the well-being of our employees, an honest sustainability approach demands a smarter way of working. That’s why our credo is: “We think before we print”. This is even more true when it comes to sustainability. 

Every day, we focus on reducing our direct and indirect emissions. Our energy and water management is improving year after year and the waste we produce is reduced drastically by thinking before printing. We also make sure our waste doesn’t end up in a landfill.

SECOND, WE PRODUCE RESPONSIBLY

Our production processes are designed to minimise waste and energy consumption. With cutting-edge technology, we optimise print runs, ensuring every square inch counts. Our energy-efficient machinery, combined with environmentally conscious inks, results in vibrant prints that are as green as they are eye-catching.

We like to share some or our best in class examples that have been implemented in several our sites:

CO2 neutral digital presses

Our digital printing presses are certified as being CO2 neutral. Our presses are very energy efficient and we are committed to maximising the environmental benefits of digital printing.

Careful handling of waste

Our modern machines greatly reduce waste production. In addition, our staff is trained and made aware of how to reduce waste. The raw material waste can in many cases be recycled, think of OPP. All other waste streams are shredded, compacted, and collected separately.

Strict water management

We have implemented a project at one of our sites for optimal and responsible water management. Using a water purification system, the rainwater is collected and buffered for use in production in a closed-loop system. The solvents are then collected after evaporation and distilled for reuse. The residual solvents are broken down using a biofilter installation.

Heat recovery

An energy installation has been implemented at one of our production sites to convert the heat released by the printing presses into reusable energy. This recovered energy is in turn used for internal ventilation and air conditioning.

UV led lighting for curing

UV mercury lamps are still the label industry standard for curing. We made a conscious decision to move forwards the use of LED-based UV technology at our sites: less environmental impact with increased curing quality for customers.

Solar power

As much as possible, we want to use alternative sources of energy such as solar power. For example, the installation of solar panels at one of our production sites accounts for more than 25% of its energy consumption. In addition, this results in an average CO2 reduction of 31 tonnes per year for that site only.

THIRD, WE INNOVATE WITH ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES

With Asteria Sustainable Solutions, we offer eco-friendly alternatives to 90% of all of the traditional products, including recycled, FSC®-certified, and chlorine-free options. By choosing Asteria Sustainable Solutions, you’re making a conscious choice to reduce your carbon footprint without sacrificing print quality.

  • We are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact.
  • We prioritise designing durable and reusable label solutions.
  • Where possible, we use recycled materials in our products.
  • We innovate with circular products that make a difference.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION: REUSE AND RECYCLE AT HOME

Packaging and sustainability, it is far from a black-and-white discussion. What would we be without packaging to keep our family safe, prevent food from perishing, and store valuable products? However, the use of packaging comes with a responsibility: to do our part in reusing and recycling at home. We collaborate with recycling facilities to ensure that our packaging can be easily recycled. What can you do?

Here are some simple tips and tricks that have a bigger impact than you might think!

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