Big Steps Towards Sustainability
Sustainability is at the heart of everything that we do. That’s why Vistafolia are proud to sell products that can be fully recycled. We continue to innovate with our products, to help move closer to our goal of becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, all the while looking for new ways to re-purpose the Vistafolia artificial green wall panel foliage.
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Resusing & Recycling
Vistafolia’s Artificial Green Walls can be recycled and re-purposed for a different means, eliminating the possibility that any plastic will ever end up in landfill. Vistafolia will continue in our pursuit for sustainability and remain as the market leaders for innovation and setting a real precedent in the movement for sustainability.
This adds to our promise of continuing to invest into further research on the sustainability of our products which further emphasises our commitment to environmental responsibility. The recycling our product helps push us closer to our goal of reducing our carbon footprint.
Vistafolia’s products are recyclable both chemically and mechanically subject to identification of correct recycling facilities that accept LDPE with our additives.
Mechanical recycling is the process of recovering plastic waste by mechanical processes such as sorting, washing, drying, grinding, re-granulating, and compounding.
Chemical recycling is the process of converting polymeric waste by changing its chemical structure and turning it back into substances that can be used as raw materials for the manufacturing of plastics or other products.
In addition, we have long since been committed to only using responsibly sourced, fully recyclable packaging for our panels, and this is just another step on our quest to ensure our products are as green as they possibly can be.
Knowledge Transfer Partnership To Help Reduce Our Carbon Emissions
Vistafolia are also pleased to announce that we are working with the UK Government and The University of Surrey to create a formula that allows us to get closer to producing artificial plant walls that consist of environmentally friendly components, never been achieved in this industry.
Sustainability is a key buzzword in businesses nowadays but in recent times, companies have thrown around that word for their corporate social responsibility without really understanding what it means. To be sustainable means to be able to maintain the current rate of production without depleting natural resources. That’s what we aim to do here. With the news of our Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Surrey, UK Research and Innovation Professor Jhuma Sadhukhan (Professor at The Centre for Environment & Sustainability) and our very own Hanson Ting (Sustainable Process Development Associate) & Dr Elham Ketabchi (Head of Research & Development) we can now truly say that our Artificial Green Walls are another step closer to become a sustainable item.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a collaborative program between a knowledge base, a forward-thinking business and UK Research and innovation (UKRI) that has been running since 1975. This program aims to transfer scientific knowledge from an academic base to a company, through a graduate(s) with a specific goal in mind. Partnering with the University of Surrey has enabled access to expertise in numerous scientific fields, high-end laboratory testing equipment and machinery guiding Vistafolia towards the development of the UV/FR biopolymer formulation.
The KTP has also provided world-class expertise on Life Cycle Assessment from the Centre of Environment and Sustainability, which, as previously mentioned, will allow the company to understand and minimise our environmental impact.