Environmentally Conscious Design | deSter

A SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
APPROACH

Today, more than ever before, designing food packaging and tableware goes far beyond optimizing functionality and looks. It’s about transforming a linear economy into a circular one. This however takes more than just good intentions alone.

Our ECD philosophy  follows the new plastics economy movement (Ellen MacArthur Foundation) as well as the European Commission’s directive on single-use plastic.

 

MOVING TOWARDS A
CIRCULAR ECONOMY

A common misinterpretation is that products made from sustainable materials are undoubtedly eco-friendly. Developing a truly sustainable product however encompasses a lot more than just using eco-materials to produce it.

That’s why at deSter we are committed to developing sustainable products from the bottom up. Taking into consideration not only the materials they are made of, but most importantly, optimizing their entire life-cycle and recycling options.

For all our new developments we make it a priority to find the perfect balance between material use, logistics and recycling. This way we aim to provide products that supersede the impression of being eco-friendly, but actually deliver what they promise.

KEY FOCUS AREAS

USE LESS MATERIAL TO PRODUCE PRODUCTS

Using less material to produce a product equals less material entering the waste stream, which in turn reduces the risk for environmental contamination.

FOCUS ON RECYCLING AND USE OF RECYCLED RESOURCES

We focus on using materials with a good recyclability to make sure that the products we develop maintain their value throughout their whole lifecycle and use recycled materials where possible.

REDUCE THE USE OF FOSSIL BASED RESOURCES

Why reinvent something that’s already there? By using renewably-sourced and bio-based materials to produce our products, we aim to contribute towards fully phasing out the use of fossil based resources.

USE OF RENEWABLE COMPOSTABLE RESOURCES

Complementing our existing sustainable products portfolio, we are spearheading the development of products made from renewable and compostable resources which can return to nature without being a burden on the environment.

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Development team

“deStudio”, our multidisciplinary in-house team, comprises among other designers, engineers, sustainability experts and product developers, all collaborating to deliver environmentally conscious products and sustainable production methodologies.

In order to drive innovation and complement our own expertise where necessary, we collaborate with internationally renowned institutions and universities. This way we make sure to provide our customers with future proof solutions that do not only deliver on today’s requirements, but also anticipate the needs of tomorrow.

Esteemed partners:

 

SOME OF OUR LATEST
DEVELOPMENTS

All our ECD products are designed in such a way that they are 100% resource efficient, have an enhanced life-cycle and a significantly improved recyclability.