One of our fastest growing range of products is the ECO RANGE. Our goal is to produce products with the least impact on the environment and can also be returned safely back to nature.
We care about producing greener products, this means foregrounding environmental concerns in the materials we use and their source, the design, the manufacturing process and assembly, distribution and most importantly the recyclability and biodegradable capabilities of products after use.
Our goal is for all our products to be made from recyclable material, able to be recycled and biodegradable, and using less water, chemicals and energy.
Rudholm have now developed an Eco Collection which cover many products in our range:
ECO FINISHES The new Eco Finishes do not use any electroplating during the manufacturing process, this means hazardous chemicals are not used. It is possible to save an estimated 70% on energy and also reducing the amount of water used. All finishes pass the 60°wash test, (see INTERTEK Wash Test Report). With our new Eco Finishes you will be using less energy, chemicals and water than conventional electroplating.
OCEAN WASTE RECYCLED PLASTIC This uses recycled PA 6 fishing nets that are worn, have been abandoned or have been collected directly from the oceans, minimising the hazard of “Ghost nets”, and reducing the effect on the marine environment. Recycled PA 6 or DEHP from fishing nets means the physical strength is not strong or as fresh as ABS or POM resins, so if necessary, a small amount of natural glass fibres are added for reinforcement purposes.
100% RECYCLED WOVEN YARN LABEL Made using 100% recycled woven yarn and post-consumer chips. Recycling post-consumer chips like plastic bottles reduces the amount of rubbish and the demand for oil-refined polyester which saves water and energy. Prices will be higher than a normal woven label as the raw material is expensive. Recycled satin woven labels will be duller than a normal satin woven label.
KRAFT CARD/PAPER. Kraft Card/Paper is made from natural ingredients such as wood pulp, recycled paper or FSC paper and is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. It is low-impact and environmentally friendly whether it’s recycled or sent to a landfill. Kraft paper or card is very versatile and can be made into a whole range products from hang tags to all types of packaging.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards. The FSC label guarantees that the trees it uses are harvested and replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally. We are certified to produce products using FSC paper/card. FSC certification helps forests remain thriving environments for generations to come.
FSC® MIX PAPERETTE FSC® Mix Paperette is made using FSC®-certified forests, recycled material, or controlled wood. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards. The FSC® label guarantees that the trees it uses are harvested and replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally. We are certified to produce products using FSC® paper/card. FSC® certification helps forests remain thriving environments for generations to come.
RECYCLABLE/BIODEGRADABLE/LANDFILL PLASTIC An organic additive is introduced during the manufacturing process that accelerates the biodegradation of treated plastics in anaerobic landfill environments. The end result is the microbes excreting the same waste as organic matter; which is Humus, CO2 and CH4 that can be captured to produce clean, cheap energy. If this organic technology is added to recyclable plastic, it won’t effect its recycling capabilities. The actual rate that the plastic biodegrades depends on the plastic itself and the disposal environment conditions. This makes our plastic perfect for most single use plastics like bags and packaging.
Please note: Each Country has different laws on labeling plastics as ‘biodegradable’. Please refer to the country guidelines for consumer packaging laws.
BAMBOO PAPER Bamboo is both a sustainable and renewable alternative for making paper. As compared with traditional wood sources, bamboo is ready for harvest after 2 to 3 years while traditional wood materials can take 5 to 8 years. Additionally, bamboo doesn’t require replanting after harvesting, reducing the time to harvest as well as helping save the environment.
STRAW PAPER Agriculture Straw is an environmentally friendly alternative source for making paper. Improved technologies have enabled the scalable production of paper using this alternative source to wood. It helps reduce waste by using surplus straw from agriculture thus reducing the reliance on trees.
STONE PAPER An environmentally sustainable solution, this revolutionary stone papermaking technology enables the production of paper without the need to fell trees, pollute water or release harmful gaseous wastes during production. By replacing 1 ton of wood pulp paper with 1 ton of stone paper, we can save 20 trees, save 7480 gallons of water and reduce 900kg of CO2.
ECO ORIGINALS Eco Originals are buttons made from earths natural materials, wood, horn (as a by-product), coconut and shell. These products are manufactured using pre-consumer waste and have a natural beauty only the earth can produce. A true eco original.
ORGANIC COTTON LABEL These are made using Organic Cotton with oil-based ink. Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.