Sustainable packaging with ARTICONA.
Rethink. Reduce. Recycle.
We at ARTICONA are committed to finding sustainable alternatives for our packaging materials.
In doing so, we want to reduce our impact on the environment by keeping our waste to a minimum.
There are three key values that are very important to us:
We have strict packaging requirements and only work with manufacturers that can fulfil them. Sustainability is a concern as early as the packaging design phase. Our manufacturers are contractually obliged to produce this in accordance with our requirements. Adherence to these requirements is checked and guaranteed by our regular audits.
Our packaging is reduced to a minimum meaning it is never oversized and any unnecessary elements are removed to save valuable resources. Extra plastic bags for protecting products are not used. Cardboard within cardboard is avoided wherever possible. Products are packed in bulk whenever possible.
We predominantly use recyclable materials in place of plastic. We prefer recyclable cardboard in place of plastic and paper labels in place of plastic bags for cables.
We made it our aim to be using alternative packaging materials for 85% of our products by the end of 2022, and we are proud to have achieved that goal. But we’re not stopping there! By the end of 2024, we want that number to be 95%.
ALL packaging for our approx. 380 ink and toner cartridges has already been changed to recyclable materials. Our Recycling Programme has also helped us significantly reduce our greenhouse gases and raw materials.