At COPO Design, we love nature, that's why we make efforts to reduce our ecological impact as much as possible
Use and reuse
We reuse all the boxes we receive, repairing them from time to time so that they can withstand a new shipment
We use 100% recycled paper, which is more expensive than normal bleached paper. How ironic. That's why it's a little gray in color. The cardboard is also 100% recycled, and we use as little tape as possible to facilitate recycling. However, we encourage you to reuse them too!
Our suppliers are also committed to reducing their ecological impact: all packaging is made of recycled cardboard.
We work with a French delivery company that is carbon neutral. They optimize the loads of their vehicles, drive with electric or gas vehicles. https://www.laposte.fr/professionnel/colissimo-environnement
Our main material, our filament, is guaranteed plastic free, which we are proud of. It can be recycled very easily, because it is made from plants. It is called PLA:
PLA (or Poly-Lactic Acid) is a thermoplastic which is extruded from the starch of plants, such as corn, cassava, sugarcane, cereals, or sugar beet. By being derived from biological resources this type of thermoplastic can be biodegradable under the right conditions (such as an active compost heap, with enough presence of oxygen) and therefore has a much lesser environmental impact than thermoplastics derived from fossil fuels.
By making use of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), desktop 3D printers extrude the filament layer-by-layer onto the printer bed and the filament is fused together to build an object. So, by making use of FFF technology desktop 3D printers built objects from nothing and by adding successive layers upon each other, meaning there is no waste of filament when creating an object, as opposed to more traditional mass fabrication methods where objects are carved or stamped out a larger piece of material.
Plus, each order is made on demand to avoid waste