World trend for everything “green” - natural and ecological - has swept Ukraine. And if some people are looking for safe products in the first place in order to protect the health of their family, others look further and choose products in such a way that they produce as little waste as possible. For example, plastic packaging is avoided and packing are handed over for recycling. Or they do without packaging, buying goods in their bag or other packing.
Problem of pollution concerns not to only our country, it is theme to talk about it in all over the world. The only chance not to allow garbage to overrun the planet is to prevent its formation and safe processing. Therefore, Zero Waste life philosophy (“zero waste”) or more realistic cocept — Low Waste (waste reduction) is becoming increasingly popular.
Last concept is very close to the philosophy of our Company. And in 2019, we decided that "DeLaMark" company will work under the slogan "Overcome waste!" This is very natural when biodegradable products, which does not harm the environment during its using, are safe during production and after using. Reducing the amount of waste from the production and use of DeLaMark ecological means became our social initiative. We do it ourselves and want to help you with this.
Three steps to reduce waste from DeLaMark products
Each product has at least three main stages of its life cycle:
- ● production
- ● application
- ● recycling
"De La Mark" Products are developed in such way which helps to create a minimum load on the environment during the production process. This is confirmed by the international ecological certification according to ISO 14024, which guarantees that certified products complies with rather strict ecological criterias:
- 1. The absence of phosphates, EDTA (Trilon B), non-biodegradable SAS’s and other doubtful components.
- 2. The introduction of energy-saving technologies, water treatment, the possibility of reuse of waste and their sorting.
- 3. Non-toxic finished products.
- 4. The absence of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and other non-recyclable materials in the packaging.
- 5. Optimal logistic routes to reduce the transport trace.
- 6. Availability of information on packaging and eco-labeling, which does not misinforms customers.
We are proud that in 2014, first in Ukraine among the manufacturers of household chemicals were certified for these requirements, and legally call our products ecofriendly. And if we are sure that when applied, DeLaMark products does not harms the environment and costumers, then recycling of packaging is at the discretion of our customers.
Most of people will agree that cardboard packaging is not difficult to hand over to waste paper or to give it to the person who delivers these recyclable materials. At least it is biodegradable waste. But plastic bottles under DeLaMark liquid means are more likely to fall into the landfill or even into the ocean, and will pollute the environment for hundreds of years if you do not take care of their return to recycling.
Until now, not every city has separate sorting dumpster. And not everyone wants to spend time in order to take plastic recyclables to the receiving point. Therefore, in 2017, “Return Empty Container” program was launched, first for Kiev residents, and since October 2018 - for all Ukraine residents. Empty containers can be sent to us for recycling by UkrPochta and receive a discount that compensates your costs. So, now at all three stages of the existence of "DeLaMark" products you can be sure that the amount of waste from it is minimal.
Towards Zero Waste
In Europe, there are corners similar to the Garden of Eden. And in some countries garbage has ended, therefore for their waste recycling plants they purchase valuable recyclable materials from their neighbors. So, we have something to strive for. Therefore, until our country has become a flowering garden and landfills have not disappeared, "DeLaMark" Company does not plan to stop. We are expanding our eco-initiative to overcome waste.
To prevent and reduce waste in 2019, we introduced:
- ● replacement of plastic club cards with virtual ones
- ● instead of paper bags in which we delivered your orders (they also have a large ecologic, although they are biodegradable), we use reusable bags sewn from old advertising banners
- ● office waste sorting
This year we also planned to reduce using of consumables and resources in production and provide the opportunity to buy our products in bulks, in the buyer's containers.
We realize that recycling plastic waste is an extreme measure that also requires resources, and recycled plastic products will also become waste sometime, so we are looking for an opportunity to replace plastic packaging with biodegradable cardboard.
If you feel that we are with you on the way to the goal of Zero Waste, join us! So you can make contribution to the protection of environment and use safe means with low eco trace.
And we will be grateful for your ideas and advices to overcome waste together.