Checkpoint as a division of CCL Industries has signed the Global Commitment of the New Plastics Economy led by Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Ellen MacAurthur Sustainability, plastics

Checkpoint as a division of CCL Industries has signed the Global Commitment of the New Plastics Economy led by Ellen MacArthur Foundation to drive change through active partnerships and support a more circular economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy: designing out waste and pollution, keeping […]

Know your logo’s

  Navigating your way through the plethora of sustainability icons, logos, badges and certifications can be a minefield.  To help you find your way, we have created a simple guide to explain the meaning behind, and best practice usage, for some of the most widely used logos in the garment apparel and packaging industries. Most […]

Ensure tags & other packaging meet the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)

Today’s environmentally conscious consumer is looking for products that help them to minimise their environmental impact. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as […]

What is a sustainable ink?

Soy-based. Vegetable-based. Water-based. What are these inks and which is considered to be the most sustainable option? First, you need to understand the make-up of inks. They contain three main components: 1. Pigments: these give inks their colour and account for about 10-20% of the final product 2. Additives: these improve performance, like smudging and […]

Ensure tags and other packaging meet the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)

Today’s environmentally conscious consumer is looking for products that help them to minimise their environmental impact. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as […]