Tagit is committed to doing business in a more enlightened way, where we take responsibility for the impact of our work on the world around us. It is our quest to become a truly socially responsible business and we are working with our customers and suppliers to combat the effects of climate change, reduce waste, safeguard natural resources and trade ethically in all we do.
Tagit is committed to developing ways to make its packaging solutions more environmentally friendly and where possible will advise you on methods and materials that will help us all make a difference, no matter how small.
Recently we have seen resurgence in clients requesting cardboard packaging, a trend which reflects the current climate we all work in. Where possible for these projects we will use FSC or NAPM accredited material.
For plastic packaging we are currently replacing PVC with recyclable materials like Polypropylene and PET.
All Tagit's paper for printing and photocopying is 100% recycled and throughout our offices and factories we operate recycling collection schemes to recycle our general waste.
The environmental cost of all of our business flights is offset by contributions to Climate Care.
At our China centre we produce all of our own Polypropylene on site; this allows us to return any waste back into our plastic extruders, thus minimising waste sent to landfill.
We are constantly exploring ways to ensure that we reduce our impact on the environment.
Tagit ensures that all our factories are fully regulated and conform to our internal and major customers' environmental and ethical policies. If you have any further queries, please speak to a member of our team.
Paper and board qualities seeking to be certified with one of the NAPM Recycled Paper Marks must be manufactured from a minimum of 50%, 75% or 100% genuine paper and board waste fibre, no part of which should contain mill produced waste.
The NAPM defines genuine recovered fibre in the following terms:
1. Converters Waste: waste that has left the mill and is waste from a cutting or slitting operation
2. Printers waste: printed or unprinted - waste collected from a printing operation and may be either 'trimmings' (guillotine waste), 'overs', 'rejects' or any other similar waste received direct from a printer.
3. Domestic/Office waste: waste collected from either of these places - it may be printed or unprinted.
4. Newsstand Returns
5. Other - for example industrial waste, agricultural waste etc
Any combination of the above can go towards the 50%, 75% or 100% genuine
recovered fibre minimum.
Under no circumstances can Mill Broke, Virgin Wood Fibre or Virgin Non-wood Fibre contribute to genuine recovered fibre.
With regard to the NAPM Certified Recycled mark, we would prefer no reference to be made to the A, B, C or D classifications of waste.
It is not always easy to determine the recycled fibre content. Currently, a number of labeling schemes exist to inform consumers of the composition of recycled paper and the source of the recycled content. An example of this is the A, B, C & D classification system (table 11), which was agreed by a group of recycled paper suppliers. Although widely used, this system has not been adopted by the whole of the industry but it is a valuable guide and enables the right questions to be put when specifying recycled paper.
A - Woodfree (chemically pulped), approved own mill waste. This paper has required no de-inking and contains no post-consumer waste. This paper would have been used in products not labelled as recycled. No real environmental benefits.
B - Woodfree, unprinted waste. The paper has not been used or written on. It is called post-industrial or pre-consumer waste. This does not contain any post-consumer waste. Only marginal environmental benefits.
C - Woodfree, printed waste. This includes computer printouts, white copier and printing papers, top class printed literature, usually de-inked. Almost all of this paper is post-consumer waste. Significant environmental benefits through waste reduction and conservation of energy and forests.
D - Mechanically pulped printed waste, such as newsprint. All the paper is post-consumer, low-grade waste, much of it from domestic sources. Greatest environmental benefit.