NORWOOD SUSTAINABILITY

Norwood is committed to employing sustainable practices and solutions in all of ourday to day operations. We are also at the forefront of innovating and establishing sustainable initiatives with a goal of creating and pioneering sustainable industry standards.

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Norwood applies best practice in each step of the printing processfrom digital proofing to most effective substrate use, by ensuring that laydowns are done in a way that utilises the maximum amount of the printed substrate. This is accomplished while still maintaining a high quality and price competitive product.

Any polypropylene waste that is generated is 100% recycled in partnership with GCP. This approach to sustainability is made possible through comprehensive staff training and the shared culture of environmental impact awareness that has been created at Norwood.

We approach each project with the view of implementing the below:

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REDUCE

Maximise the substrate usage to reduce waste. Environmental practices are employed throughout the entire production procedure – such as digital workflow from design to plating.

RECYCLE

Full recycling of all possible material associated with the printing process.

REUSE

Research into new, high quality and more sustainable substrates that reuse waste products.

REPURPOSE

At Norwood, this translates to being purposeful. We are compliant with all relevant environmental legislation and industry best practice guidelines. We share a strong culture of environmental concern and responsibility and focus on production managers being at the cutting edge of environmental practices.

REFUSE

We refuse to remain still by adapting to changing conditions and finding environmentally sustainable substrates that provide excellent performance. We refuse to make do with solutions that may appear better and be more palatable but are not sound solutions. We work with and alongside customers to reduce the footprint of our business by refusing the easy and quick options.

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PP5.COM.AU

PP5.com.au was developed by Norwood through our own industry insights and recognising a need for a sustainability focused shift in industry standards regarding the recycling and reuse of PP5 plastic.

WHO ARE PP5.COM.AU?

A nationwide recycling service for your PP5 plastic plant pot and label waste, with collection points at around 30 locations Australia wide.

WHY DID WE DEVELOP PP5.COM.AU?

Largely, in Australia, plant pots and labels are made from PP5 plastic – a plastic that can be recycled over and over again. However, currently only 8% of this plastic found in plant pots gets recycled*.

As an industry operating within the current, horticulture production model where waste is ingrained – we saw an opportunity for significant change.

HOW IT WORKS

In developing PP5.com.au we wanted to create a service that is simple to use and accessible for consumers. With QR code technology, consumers can simply scan and locate their nearest PP5 collection point.

*www.greenlifeindustry.com.au/communications-centre-content/media-releases-1/closing-the-loop-on-polypropylene-pp5-1