Sustainable Packaging – 8 Ways We can Help you

Do you know all the ways that Dollard Packaging can help you with Sustainability and Food Packaging Materials?

In this article, we answer this question in a handy point bullet format.

  •  Local business: Dollard Packaging is a wholly Irish owned company, based in Dublin, Ireland. Buying your packaging from us means you are supporting a local company and as well as reducing the “air/land miles” of your packaging. We appreciate your support in these challenging times.
  • Sustainable FSC-approved boards: Dollard Packaging is FSC approved supplier. What does it mean to be an FSC-approved supplier? It means that we can guarantee chain of custody for carton board from Managed Forests where for every tree cut down to manufacture cardboard or paper, another tree will be planted. Ask us about using FSC-approved boards or recycled boards. You can read more about our Sustainable Accreditations here. 
    • Repak: We are members of Repak. Repak is a business-led compliance scheme licensed by the Irish government to collectively fund recovery and recycling of packaging on behalf of Irish producers.
    • Sedex: We are members of Sedex (The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange). Sedex is a not-for-profit membership organisation for businesses committed to the continuous improvement of ethical performance within their supply chains.
  • Food grade/direct contact materials: If there will be direct contact between the product and its packaging, the choice of board is especially important, particularly for food and medical device packaging. The manufacture of cartons intended for food packaging is a specialist area. The carton board material intended for direct contact with food must be specially selected. Consideration must be given to internal functional barriers to prevent moisture or grease migration from the product and the selection of low migration inks and coatings to prevent migration from the exterior of the carton. At Dollard Packaging, we have vast experience in the manufacture of food cartons, and we will assist you in finding the most sustainable carton board.
  • Chilled or Frozen Food: Certain materials we use are suitable for chilled and freezer units.  For example, we can use food-grade boards, including sustainable, environmentally-friendly moisture barrier (freeze barrier) which guarantees the highest packaging stability even at low temperatures. We also supply Wax coated boards which further enhance the moisture barrier for products such as Ice Cream Cartons. If you are not sure about what type of board you should be using, get in touch with us or check out our blog on How to Choose Board for your Carton or Sleeve here.
  • Low migration inks: We use low migration inks where appropriate. These inks are suitable for use on the non-contact side of direct food contact board. 
  • Carton Structure Sustainability: We can advise you about the structure of your carton for new carton projects. We will help you create a structure that is fit for purpose but minimises the size and weight of the carton to reduce waste and transport costs. It is essential to build the carton structure first and then proceed to the graphic design of the carton. You can read more about Carton Structure here.

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