Panduro hearts the environment
We at Panduro have made a choice. We’ve chosen to let the environment play a role. A major role, and in things of all sizes. Whether it’s placing demands on suppliers across the world, or how we sort empty milk cartons in the lunch room. It’s about doing our part to keep the earth healthy as long as possible. We simply love the environment!
Did you know
Panduro has been environmentally certified in compliance with ISO 14001 since 2006.
Panduro’s plastic bags are made of 100% recycled plastic.
All of Panduro’s printed matter is Nordic Ecolabelled.
The majority of all paper and wood products are FSC-certified.
Most of the cartons in which Panduro’s kits are packed are manufactured by an environmentally certified Swedish company.
Panduro emphasises having an offering of particularly safe, good products in the Children and Junior assortment, which is why such products are A-marked.
Most of our gift wrap is environmentally certified.
All of our container transports from the loading dock to the main warehouse run on rapeseed methyl ester (RME), and drivers are rewarded based on how environmentally soundly they drive.
A few symbols you can find on our packaging
The Green Dot indicates Panduro’s affiliation with REPA, the business community’s packaging recycling system in Sweden. It means that Panduro does its part to help the packaging recycling system function smoothly. Of course, we at Panduro work to reduce the amount of packaging as much as possible without products being damaged in transport.
The crossed out wastebasket means the product may not be discarded with household waste. This symbol is found on electrical products or products with batteries. Panduro distributes products that are included in the collection system for recycling of electrical and electronic products.
Products for children from 3 years and up are classified according to stringent Danish criteria that were introduced by the Joint Council for Creative and Hobby Materials. When you see “A-marked” on one of our products, you know that extra regard has been taken for children’s requirements. See more at www.fffh.dk
The CE mark indicates that a product fulfils applicable laws and requirements. By no means are all products meant to be CE-marked. In Panduro’s assortment, only electrical products and products considered toys are CE-marked.
The symbol entails that children under 3 years of age should not use the product. The product is not suitable for children under 3 and may therefore be hazardous for them. For example, it may contain small parts that pose a choking hazard to small children who tend to put things in their mouths.
The so-called EU flower (which is actually called the EU Ecolabel) is an environmental standard produced by the EU. The EU Ecolabel establishes criteria for a product’s entire life cycle. Therefore, the product’s contents, how it is produced, how dangerous waste from the product will be when it is discarded etc. all matter. The flower indicates that the product meets all environmental requirements established by this EU standard. Criteria do not exist for all kinds of products, so certain products cannot even be certified. In Panduro’s assortment, you can find gift wrap with this certification.
FSC®FSC® stands for Forest Stewardship Council®. The symbol shows that the product is made of materials derived from responsible, sustainable forestry practices. Panduro’s assortment has many papers, card sheets and wood products that fulfil FSC® requirements.
The Nordic Ecolabel has been the Nordic region’s official environmental mark for over 20 years. The Nordic Ecolabel establishes criteria for a product’s entire life cycle. Therefore, the product’s contents, how it is produced, how dangerous waste from the product will be when it is discarded etc. all matter. Just like the EU flower, criteria do not exist for all kinds of products. All of Panduro’s printed matter is Nordic Ecolabelled.
A FEW WASTE SORTING TIPS
Here are some tips - go ahead and take a look at the websites for your municipality or local recycling centre. There, you will find more information about what to do where you live.
All kinds of paint (not in spray cans)
If any paint is left in the packaging, you should always bring the remainder to a recycling station that accepts hazardous waste. Recycling centres accept hazardous waste, as do petrol stations; recycling stations connected to large stores may also accept hazardous waste. Even though Panduro Hobby’s paints are relatively innocuous, there should still be no paint ending up in nature. Chemicals should be taken care of by a professional; paint should not be poured down the drain. Remember to drop off your paint leftovers in the original packaging or in a container whose contents are clearly marked, i.e., water-soluble acrylic paint. But if your container or tube is completely empty, you can sort the material as you otherwise would, i.e., plastic tubes are sorted with plastic packaging.
Everything that comes in a spray can
If any paint is leftover, you should always bring the remainder to a recycling station that accepts hazardous waste. Recycling centres accept hazardous waste, as do petrol stations; recycling stations connected to large stores may also accept hazardous waste. If your spray can is completely empty, you can sort the can as metal. A spray can is completely empty when it does not even hiss when the button is pressed. It is then ready to be sorted with metal packaging for waste collection.
Glue, varnish etc
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Concrete, plaster and similar products may absolutely not be poured down the drain! Pouring them out causes major problems for our sewage treatment plants. These kinds of products are considered bulky waste or construction waste. Plaster is sorted separately at many recycling centres.
After your pen runs dry, the empty case can be sorted according to whatever material it is made of, i.e., empty markers are sorted as plastic.
See what your municipality’s preference is. Some municipalities sort newspapers separately while others combine things more. Card, such as Panduro’s hobby card, is generally sorted with other cardboard, such as milk packaging.
Ceramics, glass mosaics
Very small amounts of materials are usually sorted as combustible waste, and can thus go in your general trash bag. Remember to wrap broken items carefully so that no one is hurt while handling the trash. If you have larger quantities of ceramics and the like, take them to a recycling centre, which typically has a place to discard such items.
We are an environmentally certified company and strive to reduce our ecological footprint.
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Michael Forsmark, CEO