ChromoTek is getting greener
ChromoTek has set itself the goal of operating more sustainable. Therefore, ChromoTek ships its products in recycled or ecologically degradable packaging as far as possible.
Sustainable, resource-saving, climate-neutral, environmentally friendly – the goals of our time. ChromoTek has decided to do its best to become greener. From this year, ChromoTek is shipping its products in more eco-friendly packaging material. Instead of shipping in plastic boxes, ChromoTek now ships its reagents in cardboard boxes.
The cardboard boxes are made of recycled paper and 30% grass. This is low-protein grass, which is unsuitable for animal feed. It comes from compensation areas or fallow land and is FSC certified.
To reduce Styrofoam waste, ChromoTek focuses on insulating materials made from straw and hemp. These natural products have similar cooling and insulating qualities to Styrofoam. However, they are carbon-neutral, compostable, and sustainable. The natural materials come from regional or European farming. While straw is a by-product of farming, hemp sustainably improves soil quality. Hemp also absorbs significantly more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than is released during its cultivation, harvest and up to processing. Green energy is used in the further processing of the straw and hemp. This means that the entire manufacturing process for the insulating elements is climate-neutral. Once the straw panels and hemp fleece have done their job, they can be composted or used in the garden bed, for example.
For shipments requiring blue ice or dry ice, we mainly use eco-friendly shipping boxes with hemp panels for insulation. These are replacing conventional Styrofoam boxes. Shipping boxes with this type of insulation meet high quality criteria for safe and eco-friendly shipping.
Reliable: Very good insulating properties similar to Styrofoam confirmed.
Sustainable: The cultivation of hemp improves the soil quality. The hemp used comes from Germany or Europe. It is 100% compostable. (DIN EN 13432 certified)
CO2-neutral: The manufacturing process of the panels is climate neutral. In addition, hemp absorbs significantly more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than is released during cultivation, harvest and up to processing.
In some countries, the importing of plant components is restricted or banned by law. For these countries, ChromoTek must therefore continue to use traditional packaging materials.
How to dispose
The cardboard box can be disposed according to local standard recycling guidelines. The hemp insulation panels are biodegradable. Please dispose of them as organic waste.