Sustainable use of resources includes the purchase of raw materials from proven ecologically responsible producers who use only renewable resources, such as planting new trees to replace used ones.
In a circular, or closed-loop economy, all production processes aim to reduce resource use, recycle and use materials, and recover natural raw materials.
A classic production economy system in which a product becomes obsolete over time and is discarded.
Products which break down into natural elements within 90-180 days during processing in commercial enterprises as defined in European standard EN13432. They are suitable for processing at an industrial composting plant where products are exposed to an optimal level of temperature and moisture.
A comprehensive report of the company to the State authorities on the impact of production on the environment.
Fast-moving consumer goods
These are typically products that people buy on a regular basis, such as groceries from supermarkets, shops, etc.
A product that retains its original properties for a long time and can be reused.
Possibility to recycle the packaging into another with the help of special equipment, having first cleaned the container. Recycled materials include cardboard, paper, single-layer mono-plastics. For example, the described approach refers to the reproduction of raw materials for transparent lids of 1EA containers.
A product which can be degraded naturally by microbes.
It is important to note that the term is often used for a variety of products that do not actually possess this property fully, so it is always worth verifying the material from which the product is made.
The best biodegradable products are those made from minerals, plants or natural components.
Most 1EA products comply with the type of recycling and material characteristics described.
Waste management hierarchy
An internationally recognized set of priorities for waste management.
The Hierarchy has 5 items, 3 of which are the most favourable to the environment.
- Waste prevention
- Reuse of materials
- Recycle into a new product
- Energy production, alternative applications
- Waste disposal