Perfect Plastic has over 55 years of card manufacturing experience and a long history of environmental stewardship. To reduce the impact of PVC products, we have enhanced our printing & manufacturing processes over the past several decades and made it a policy to conduct business in a manner that is environmentally friendly.
Perfect Plastic not only offers eco-conscious products but has environmental impact in mind; from individual recycling programs to our state of the art production processes, every aspect of our organization is focused on reducing our carbon footprint.
Perfect Plastic Printing is continually searching for alternatives to the standard PVC card. Our product development is designed to produce ISO compliant and secure card approved alternatives – including recycled, biodegradable, wood and PLA. We offer several “green” alternatives with our line of renew® products. Our success in developing “green” alternatives allows our customers to achieve their environmental initiatives.
Our current renew®/recycled product line includes:
- 50% & 99% recycled PVC, rPET/rPET-G
- These products offer all the convenience and functionality of traditional cards in a more responsible package. Made with renewable resources aimed to: reduce waste, minimize carbon footprints,
and make the earth a more sustainable place. Reduce – reuse – renew®
- Contact Perfect Plastic for more information regarding our current and future product offerings.
- Perfect Plastic currently offers 50% and 99% post-industrial recycled PVC product.
Post-industrial material diverts manufacturing scrap from the waste stream and is blended with virgin PVC resin to create recycled material for card production.
PET/-PETG are good, environmentally friendly alternatives because the material displays similar properties to PVC and is highly recyclable. It is typically used in food, beverage, medical and cosmetic packaging.
PRACTICES THAT KEEP PERFECT PLASTIC GREEN:
Solvent Emissions Reduction
Perfect Plastic has achieved 100% production of lithographic output using UV curable inks which produce no volatile organic emissions. Additionally, our use of solvent-borne screen inks has been reduced to 5% (95% waterborne or UV curable technology).
Sheet and Card Scrap Reduction
Perfect Plastic has a comprehensive scrap reduction initiative in place. Sheet stock is allocated per customer order to the presses. All waste schedules have been reduced several times in core stock allocation. Maintenance programs are built into the schedules further improving waste reduction.
Scrap Plastic Shredding & Recycling
All plastic scrap generated in card production, such as plastic skeletons from cut sheets and shredded card waste, are turned over to a plastic recycling firm. Local recycling facilities transform them into stock used to manufacture other plastic products such as composite decking & spacers.
Recycled Packaging Materials
We receive our raw materials packaged in paper, cardboard, and plastic. These materials are separated, collected, and turned over to recycling firms.
Scrap Metal Recycling
Credit card production generates scrap aluminum print plates, scrap stainless steel lamination plates, and steel stamping dies. When these have reached the end of use, they are turned over to a metal recycling firm.
Facilities Energy Savings Initiatives
Energy intensive equipment are routinely serviced to improve energy efficiency and reliability. We are systematically replacing electrical devices in the plant with more energy-efficient versions. The plant illumination system has been upgraded to high-efficiency CFL technology.
Overs Shipping Policy
To meet order fulfillment requirements, we plan a percentage of overproduction. This can result in additional cards above that which the customer ordered. It is our policy that we will ship up to 10% over the Customer’s order quantity, thereby saving these additional cards from immediately being put into the waste stream.
Expended Card and Obsolete Inventory Return Program
Perfect Plastic Printing is authorized to destroy secure credit cards returned through financial customers. Arrangements can be made through the Customer Service Department.
Growing Even Greener
Perfect Plastic’s 2021 expansion was built with the intention of meeting your card needs while still upholding our environmental stewardship. The expansion incorporates solar air heating with a SolarWall. Independent monitoring data indicates that SolarWall systems displace between 20-50% of heating fuel consumption. A 800 KW Solar Panel Array, installed mid 2021; generates 1,000,000 KWh of electricity; enough energy to power 1200 homes! This not only helps Perfect Plastic run on clean energy, but also helps combat greenhouse gas emissions & shrinks our carbon footprint. The expanded facility also features eco conscious motion detection lighting that reduces power consumption and saves energy. To reduce the impact of vehicle pollution and oil consumption, eco-conscious electric car charging stations are available at Perfect Plastic.