Sustainability is aimed at avoiding the depletion of natural resources, with the goal of maintaining ecological balance.
There are many methods for ensuring our future, mainly with a focus on reducing Fossil Fuel usage, Synthetic Chemical usage and Environmental destruction. Reducing these core elements is achievable, but the true challenge lies in doing so without impacting our thriving industry. Coleman Group’s Sustainability Commitment aims to progress our business from that of a Linear Economy into a Circular Economy. We have devoted ourselves to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle all materials possible and have implemented practises that align with our values.
Through the combined effort of our management team and floor staff, Coleman Group upholds the highest values towards sustainability. This effort is supported by the constant promotion of sustainable values, continuous innovative thinking and a genuine drive to reduce our carbon footprint. Additionally, we go beyond just keeping ourselves sustainable. Clients are provided with eco-friendly material alternatives and are given the ability to make a choice. These materials are made from recycled resources and can be used in place of plastic-heavy stock.
Coleman Group is devoted to recycling as much as possible. All scrap cardboard and paper is loaded into designated recyclable-specific hydraulic compressors located around our factory. This compressed recyclable material is then wrapped with bio-degradable straps and picked up by our local recycling waste collectors weekly.
Additionally, we repurpose all useable framing that is returned to us from jobs to minimise waste. If it cannot be repurposed it is cut down and sent to an aluminium recycling plant. All textiles are kept post-use. If the client does not wish to save their graphics Coleman Group has an alternative process to handle the waste. All textile waste is sent to a Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) where it is shredded, co-mingled with wood-pulp, and then bailed to produce Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF) that can be used in place of environmentally sourced fossil fuels.
A Carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to both directly and indirectly support human activity. Coleman Group offers the most minimal footprint of all event framing systems. What our competitors can offer with a truck, we can provide with a ute. Our REXframe framing system enables us to stack, pack and transport entire shows in small, easy to load boxes. Gone are the days of multiple trips. Our one-trip system minimises greenhouse gas emissions, through the use of smaller more eco-friendly vehicles and allows for efficient and timely installations.
In conjunction with the RFF recovery program,
Coleman Group has helped take part in the recovery of:
> 380,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard.
> 15,5000 tonnes of plastic.
> 25,000 tonnes of steel and aluminium.
~ 6,250 tonnes of e-waste.
> 115 million litres of used oil.
By diverting a total of 90% of our ongoing waste from landfills, we are reinforcing a sustainable future.
A Brighter Future
Additionally, we at Coleman Group plan to upgrade our facility to house a Photovoltaic System (PV). Projected to be completed and functional by the end of 2020, this cutting-edge 140kW system will enable us to utilise solar energy to minimise our carbon footprint is a step towards a greener future.