As well as being a key business goal, we know how important sustainability is to our customers.
At VGL we have been working hard in conjunction with our various suppliers to create a range of printed materials that meet the increasing demands for a more sustainable print solution.
MetaStream™ is a process designed to capture and recycle a range of vinyl, overlam or paper to give them a secondary life, such as plastic barriers, road cones and greeting cards, for example.
- Manufacture of Polyester Yarn
Digital Print Media, one of the suppliers we collaborate with to make a positive impact on reducing our carbon footprint, has a process to reuse Deco and Solarbrite process waste. DPM collects this waste from VGL for conversion into polyester yarn. This yarn is then re-used to produce heavy-duty workwear.
- Recycling of AllPrint Products
AllPrint, supplier of consumables to VGL, regularly collects the boxes and end-caps supplied with materials delivered to VGL to return them to their facilities for re-use. This is another way in which we offer a secondary life to the products used at VGL.
- Reuse of Supplier End Caps
We have an agreement in place with two key vinyl suppliers to capture all plastic core end-caps, these are directly reused based on condition, or alternatively they are processed for recycling.
- Recycling Pallet Waste
Recycling pallets is one of the most sustainable ways to dispose of our unwanted wood. Where pallets are damaged and are no longer fit for use, they will be collected, broken down and refurbished into new, durable structures where they remain in the pallet network.
- Secondary Use of Miscellaneous Fabrics
We deliver fabric process waste to a recycling contractor for secondary use in the equestrian menagerie. This is a catch-all for any printed products that do not fall into any of the above reuse or recycling methodologies.