Loxleys and The Sherwood Group have added some extra eco-sparkle to its offer for its greeting card publisher customers.
The Sheffield and Nottingham-based specialist greeting card printing group have launched its new Eco-Glitter swatch, which showcases a range of 10 different colours of biodegradable glitter, including a popular super sparkly Crystalina option.
This Eco-Glitter is made largely from eucalyptus cellulose and is 92% bio-degradable (although the Crystalina is 85% biodegradable).
In addition, the print group is also launching a suite of environmentally-responsible alternatives to traditional processes, such as biodegradable and recyclable cello bags, a plastic-free alternative to plastic gems and mineral-based toner inks.
“With reducing single use plastic high on the industry agenda, our Eco-Bags offer high quality packaging with a lower carbon footprint. The film is biodegradable certified with the ability to disintegrate within six months under controlled conditions and can be recycled or incinerated,” said Tony Lorriman, managing director of Loxleys.
As Richard Bacon, ceo of Loxleys and managing director of The Sherwood Group added: “Being able to offer environmentally-friendly solutions that allow our greeting card customers to reduce and remove plastics has been a key priority for the group. Throughout the year we have made continuous incremental improvements, within our internal and external efforts, and we will continue to do so long into the future to ensure we are working to protect the environment.”
Loxleys has also just perfected its Bagless Bagging solution that keeps a card and envelope together thereby removing the need for a ‘cello bag’. The process uses the latest glue dot technology which is strong enough to hold the card and envelope together, while being completely removable and leaving no residue.
The Sherwood Group has also enjoyed a successful launch of its Puracoat® sustainable barrier coating for packaging, helping food manufacturers, retailers and brand owners banish plastic.
Top: Loxleys and The Sherwood Group’s Eco-Glitter swatch.