On 30th November 2020, the EcoLine range was announced as a winner of the German Federal Ecodesign award. Since 2012, the award has been presented annually by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the German Environment Agency, in cooperation with the International Design Center (IDZ) Berlin. The award recognises sustainable products, services and concepts which are outstanding in their design. Its goal is to promote environmentally friendly changes in development and production, as well as in consumer behaviour. The EcoLine range took the honours among a field of 334 entries in the “Product” category!
EcoLine Production Now Certified as Climate-Neutral
Since the beginning of 2020, edding are proud to announce that the products in our EcoLine series are now climate-neutral. Production of the sustainable range in Bautzen, Germany, has been ISO 50001 certified, meaning that its production process is energy-efficient. Measures taken to guarantee this include investment in new machinery with shorter heating times. This has allowed edding to eliminate CO² emissions or reduce them as much as possible. Where it hasn’t been possible to eliminate CO2 emissions, despite all these initiatives, edding is now offsetting them by investing in a climate-protection project for reforestation in Brazil.
The edding 24 EcoLine highlighter
The first of its kind to be awarded the Blue Angel ecolabel.
Anyone trying to find new ways of looking after the environment will often find that the solutions come from nature itself. Here at edding, we’ve worked hard to develop the most eco-friendly product in its category. The result is our edding 24 EcoLine highlighter series, made predominantly from renewable resources such as sugar cane. We’ve been rewarded for our efforts as we have now been awarded the Blue Angel ecolabel – a first for highlighters everywhere!
Holders of the Blue Angel, Germany’s leading ecolabel for products and services, have every reason to feel proud as it is only awarded to manufacturers who genuinely care deeply about protecting resources, the environment and health.
Green EcoLine range just got greener!
For the fourth year in a row, edding’s EcoLine series has been honoured by the international brand marketing organisation, GREEN BRANDS, as a “Green Brand” and has also been awarded their three-star seal. The award acknowledges the brand’s commitment to climate-protection, sustainability and environmental responsibility.
GREEN BRANDS run environmentally-friendly production processes and consistently demonstrate shared responsibility towards the protection of natural resources. In addition, they are highly committed to sustainability, preserving the natural environment and safeguarding the balance of nature.
Environmental awareness. Even in the office!
Market research shows that over 80% of consumers place great importance on companies dealing with raw materials responsibly. That’s exactly what we think. When it comes to protecting resources and preserving our environment, our edding EcoLine in particular shows how we want to be visionaries in the truest sense of the word. That’s why we are always consistent in our use of recycled materials and renewable resources for the EcoLine range.
We can’t change the world overnight, but we strongly believe that our day-to-day work is just one way of making an active contribution, however small, to a sustainable way of thinking in keeping with our times.
Making new things from old. With post-consumer recycling.
Thanks to continuous research and development, we are now successfully using post-consumer recycled material in our products. This means that empty yoghurt pots, old watering cans and discarded plastic buckets can be turned into new raw materials for use in the products we make. Post-consumer plastics are obtained from plastic waste recovered from households or industry, for example.
The permanent, whiteboard and flipchart markers in our EcoLine range are made from 83% post-consumer plastics – which means they are made from 90% recycled material in total. As well as using sustainable materials, edding is also reducing its production of virgin material.
Green all over. Even the packaging!
The concept of using raw materials responsibly is put into practice at every stage of our operations – from production right through to the finished markers and the consistent use of sustainably designed packaging, which is totally plastic-free. All EcoLine sales packaging is 100% cardboard, including sets and blister packs.
For the sake of the environment, we’re saving 126 tonnes of CO2!
Thanks to edding's sustainable use of post-consumer plastics, we're recycling plastic waste and significantly reducing our production of new material, thereby saving up to 126 tonnes of carbon emissions every year!
This amount of CO2 would be enough for a car to travel around the world 15 times!