The Wilmot-Budgen Design Team are committed to incorporating sustainability into the design of our products.

Our strategy for sustainable design is focused on two main principles – Waste minimisation & a life-cycle approach to minimise the long-term environmental impact of what we design.

Waste Minimisation

The Design Team will:

Use 3D visualisation techniques to obtain approval from clients before making a sample, thereby reducing raw material consumption.

Design to specific sheet sizes to reduce waste.

Design the size to optimise the distribution of the product through our clients distribution chain.

Apply the waste hierarchy to our design approach, thereby designing waste out of the product as far as is reasonably practicable.

Recycle any waste that is generated from the design process.

Life-cycle approach

The Design Team will:

Not over-engineer the product.

Wilmot-Budgen design point-of-sale & retail display merchandise and so the average lifetime of a product is between 2 – 4 weeks. Our products are therefore designed for this lifespan and are not over-engineered.

Where any additional components are required for a hotspot or an FSDU that are not produced from cardboard, these components are to be designed so that they can be easily detached from the product to be recycled.

Material sourcing:

Wherever possible use materials which have been recycled and can themselves be recycled so as to create a continuous cycle of material use.

Where we need to use virgin materials ensure that they are FSC, PEFC or from responsibly managed sources.

Minimise the use of plastic, balanced with the functionality of the product.

Future-Proof Dies:

Produce dies that are “future Proof” with interchangeable locator blocks enabling their re-use on different jobs.