One Step Closer
to a Sustainable World
The Growing Demand for Sustainability
Decowraps is committed to developing more circular packaging solutions. Our goal is to promote recycling and increase the use of renewable and recycled materials. In turn, this reduces the environmental cost and impact of packaging, while maintaining the important functionalities in product preservation and protection.
We aim to create packaging that will successfully represent your target consumer as well as represent your own brand. With the environmental challenges our world is facing today, massive branding opportunities are emerging simultaneously.
By gaining efficiencies in the production methods or achieving material reduction, we not not only advancing towards our sustainability goals, but we are also creating room to implement more circular materials like recycled plastics.
Innovation is the seed from where our sustainability tools emerge. The key factors for success will be innovation combined with an open mindset on re-thinking how and why we use packaging.
Taking Passion into Action
Decowraps is committed to developing more sustainable packaging solutions in order to combat environmental issues.
ISO 14001:2015 helps Decowraps achieve the intended outcomes of our environmental management system which provides value for the environment, the organization itself, and interested parties.
Creating a Sustainable Future
Decowraps has added regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) to our Colombian and Chinese factories in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint as well as provide cleaner air for the environment.
Trim & Crop Method
How do we reduce material waste?
The first step when exploring packaging options is to ask the question whether packaging is actually required. And if so, how we can move forward with minimal material use.
The topic of saving material has only recently come to the forefront of sustainability conversations, but is now more important than ever.
What is the Trim & Crop Method?
No matter which material you choose, one way to effortlessly adopt a more sustainable packaging policy is by using the Trim & Crop Method. Trim down your packaging in terms of thickness by reducing it's microns, while simultaneously cropping the length, width and height.
By using this method, you will reduce all unnecessary waste and secure the most competitive pricing possible.
What does 'Post Consumer Recycled' mean?
Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) films are made from recycled materials that have already been used by the end user. This helps companies get closer to their sustainability goals, without relying on the consumer to recycle or compost the package after use.
Technology has improved, elevating the performance of PCR films to offer comparable levels of protection, barrier performance, and strength as virigin plastic films.
Lastly, and quite possibly the most obvious benefit, is that using PCR films can help companies reduce their carbon footprint. This lessens their impact on landfills, and helps meet their overall sustainability goals.
A Real Recyclable Solution
PE plastics are currently being collected for recycling. There are approximately 18,000 drop-off locations currently collecting PE films for recycling in the US.
Our work with 3 SKU’s for a leading mass market retailer is moving 19 tons of plastic away from landfill and into the circular system.
What is PE?
Polyethylene film is a plastic film made from ethylene, a hydrocarbon which is mainly obtained from natural gas or petroleum. BOPP has been the most common used plastic film in our industry however, BOPP is not currently being collected for recycling. PE Plastics, on the other hand, are widely accepted by Store Drop Off programs all over the country.
With the current state of our recycling system and production of waste, it’s important to focus on better solutions for plastic use. Using easily recyclable PE plastics will help us reduce the impact of the floral and potted industry on our environment.
FSC® Certified Paper
Paper products originate from nature and are therefore, considered renewable resources.
Paper is 100% recyclable with regular paper recycling, therefore making it suitable to be used within the existing paper recycling processes.
Please note, in order for paper to remain recyclable, the use of laminations must be avoided, as these processes inhibit a product’s recyclability.
What is FSC® Certified Paper (FSC-C153487)?
FSC® is an important global partner in realizing the ambition of protecting and using forests as an effective climate solution. The organization has a code of conduct designed to achieve their goals by balancing ecological, economic and social aspects related to forestry, all of which are strictly monitored through their chain of custody.
This makes the FSC® certification not only a reliable tool for promoting sustainable forest management, but also a step towards the sustainable production of bio-energy that will help minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
In reference to Global Warming, deforestation is one of the greatest threats to the world. Simply said, trees serve as CO, warehouses which keep from warming up the earth's atmosphere.
Irresponsibly produced paper will lead to trees being cut down for paper production without any thought or concern for replacing these trees. This is why Decowraps offers stock designs utilizing FSC® certified paper (FSC-C153487), thereby guaranteeing sustainably produced packaging.
What are Eco Wraps?
Eco Wraps are specifically designed to protect roses during transit. Made from virgin White Top Kraft Line Paper, this product utilizes a new biobased material which provides our planet with yet another sustainable packaging alternative.
Made with an FDA approved fluorine-free, water-based coating, Eco Wraps create a strong barrier between the paper 8 humidity which ensures the protection of your flowers.
This innovative product is recyclable, and made from biodegradable 8 compostable materials. Unlike other eco-friendly wrapping solutions already on the market, Eco Wraps save up to 55% of the materials used when compared to products like single-face corrugated sheets.
According to AFIF (the Association of Floral Importers in Florida) in 2019 alone, a reported 2.3 billion stems of roses were imported into the United States. In most cases these flowers are packed 8 transported using PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) or PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) plastics which ultimately harm 8 pollute the earth.
By transitioning to Eco Wraps you can make a positive impact in our world by diminishing plastic production 8, waste, as well as reducing carbon gas emissions.
Eco Wraps are customizable in size & artwork. This sustainable material is available in Bogotá in 175gsm with an 8 week lead time.