How well do the processes inherent in the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of this product sustain nature?Biospherically Correct
Our greeting card packs incorporate two important milling/manufacturing criteria:
- Pulp processing from PCF, TCF, or ECF mills (in that order preferably- see below)
- The use of vegetable based inks to ensure low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs -see Green Ingredients).
- PCF means "processed chlorine free" (includes recycled and virgin fibre bleached without chlorine or chlorine compounds)
- TCF means 'totally chlorine free' (non toxic bleaching processes for virgin fibre e.g oxygen, peroxide, and ozone bleaching)
- EFC means "elementally chlorine free" (free of chlorine in its elemental form, avoiding the formation of dioxins and other toxins)
"A mill using standard chlorine bleaching (elemental chlorine) realeases about 35 tonnes of organochlorines (dioxins and chlorinated toxic pollutants) a day. An ECF releases 7-10 tons per day, a PCF or TCF mill releases none." Worldwatch Institute
Our greeting cards and boxes are made from card that is processed ECF - Elementally chlorine free. Our envelopes come from 100% recycled pulp which is PCF - processed cholrine free.
Summary: The manufacturing and production of our greeting cards incorporates valuable eco processes.