We Keep Getting More ‘Green’

Finding new sustainable ways to save the earth and your budget

According to Greenpeace, human consumption of natural resources has doubled over the last 30 years. Since raw materials and natural resources are finite we have good reasons to manufacture better and more efficiently. Dot Design is always working on ways to be a more environmentally-focused business, and with so many ‘Green Wash’ offerings out there, we were finding it challenging to align our business with the best fit. So after multiple discussions, we decided to take this into our own hands, and the first step was ridding our offering of plastic.‍ 

How we are changing

Our cartons and shippers were already recycled board, and our pallets were re-purposed timber, however, it was the plastic packaging around individual products that were hardest to remove. We looked at moving to bio-degradable bags and yet, these still had a very negative impact on wildlife itself before they start to break down. Packing materials traditionally used for product shipping consist of styrene and expanded foam, however, our team in China has found multiple shredded board and paper products to fill out the empty spaces in our cartons, to ensure delivery is safe and intact when it arrives in the warehouse. We have also used recycled paper for slip sheets, dividers, and wrapping individual products.‍

This is not a one-off, but a total cultural shift in the way we approach our product and design work. Whether we’re working with brand activations for a B-EV Bar, product display stands, Halo Jugs and plenty more. It’s important to give back and preserve, and this is the kind of corporate responsibility Dot Design are not only adhering to, but also exceeding. 

Going green usually costs more, and unfortunately plastic is cheap and very effective. Green design is a process for designing products that consider the whole life cycle of the product and its impact on the environment. It does not only improve the environmental outcomes but it can also reduce your costs in the long run. At Dot Design, we have managed to remove all of our plastic packagings and keep prices in line with (or sometimes better than) previously supplied. On top of that, we make sure to still provide you with our high-quality services which are equally a win for our customers and important for the environment. 

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