Australian paper and board packaging manufacturer Detmold Group has announced that it is increasing efforts to contribute to its broader environmental sustainability targets.
Some of the primary sustainability objectives of Detmold include eliminating waste from the environment, conserving natural resources, and minimising emissions.
The company is committed to implementing Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs) for all its products by 2025.
SPGs are a central part of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s framework that guide the domestic industry to follow sustainable packaging design and manufacturing practices.
Detmold also aims to divert 95% of the waste produced at its facilities, thereby preventing it from reaching landfills.
Another objective includes ensuring that 80% of the fibre used by the company for manufacturing products is forestry-certified or is made using recycled content.
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Detmold CEO Sascha Detmold Cox said: “Using recycled or renewable materials, particularly in food packaging, is becoming a growing priority for consumers and businesses.
“The same applies for medical products and other packaging. We are working towards being a market leader in more than just packaging – it’s about how we manufacture our products and present them to markets here and internationally.”
In another sustainability milestone, the company introduced solar energy at its first of multiple facilities.
The company has installed the first 99kW 243-panel system, with photovoltaic modules from Australia’s exclusive solar panel manufacturer Tindo Solar, at its Regency Park facility.
Cox said: “We will be expanding our implementation of solar each year as we know this is important not just locally, but in our production facilities across Australia and internationally.”
The installation of this system will further allow the company to prevent up to 81 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from being released every year, Cox noted.
By the end of this year, Detmold is planning to provide its first annual report measuring against its sustainability targets.