Sustainable solutions gaining in importance
Duni is strengthening its strategic corporate social responsibility efforts. Especially in terms of environmental efforts, which are becoming increasingly business-critical. Duni takes responsibility for being a part of the solution instead of the problem.
“Society is currently making a concerted effort to increase recycling and protection of the environment. Most people want to contribute to reducing environmental impact these days. Today’s challenges require new solutions and partnerships, and our customers want help choosing environmentally sound solutions for their business.”
Elisabeth Gierow, Corporate CSR & Quality Director
Take-away of the future
Plastic is high on the environmental agenda. Duni supports the European Commission’s proposal to create an extensive regulatory framework for preventing the negative environmental impact of plastic. Market demand for Duni’s eco-profiled assortment increased significantly in 2018, and Duni continues to develop sustainable, plastic-free alternatives to products such as straws, cutlery, plates and bowls. Duni is taking the lead in the transition to environmentally sound, fiber-based products that represent the future of take-away.
Compostable napkins on the rise
Market demand for compostable alternatives is increasingly gaining strength. Compostable items in Duni’s assortment are tested and certified for industrial or home composting. Duni’s soft paper napkins (tissues) have been approved for home composting since 2018.
Partnerships drive environmental issues
Ongoing partnerships are required at all levels and with various entities to solve contemporary environmental challenges. Duni is a part of the Håll Havet Rent (Keep the oceans clean) network, which works to reduce littering in our oceans, and also partners with RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden to increase recycling of take-away packaging. Other ongoing partnerships include organizations such as Packbridge (sustainable packaging) and Paper Province (paper manufacturing). Duni also participates in the development of standards for recycling marking.
cups of bagasse
Ecoecho® Sweet compostable coffee cups made of bagasse and paper were launched in 2018 under the “Love your city” theme. These environmentally sound disposable cups are available in a variety of sizes for both warm and cold beverages and are well suited for branding prints. They can be combined with lids made of compostable CPLA.
Sustainable products lead the way
The products in Duni’s environmentally sound ecoecho® assortment are made of fiber-based, plastic-free materials such as bagasse, compostable bioplastic and recycled plastic. The Ecoecho® product range has experienced strong growth and now accounts for 20 percent of Duni’s take-away assortment. Duni’s environmental profile was further strengthened by the acquisitions it made in 2018, as both BioPak in Australia and Biopac in the UK are companies with a focus on environmentally-sound take-away packaging.
Duni and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Both now and in the future, the UN’s 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals aim to combat poverty, protect our planet and ensure that everyone can experience peace and prosperity. Duni works toward all 17 goals, but the following are the most important:
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Consumption and Production
Fight Climate Change
Oceans and Marine resources
Ecosystems and Biological Diversity
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals at sustainabledevelopment.un.org