At Bostik, we firmly believe that adhesives have an essential role to play to help build a world that is more sustainable. Be it by allowing objects to last longer, to better insulate, to fix instead of replace, to reduce size and weight, or make recycling easier, we know adhesive solutions can help drastically reduce the impact of many of our industries, and of many of the objects that make up our daily environment.
Sustainability is thus at the core of our smart adhesive solutions. Using a framework developed by our parent company, Arkema, which is anchored in the UN’s Development Goals, we systematically evaluate our adhesive solutions so that a growing proportion contributes to the emergence of a more circular economy, and a more sustainable world.
We know achieving this goal will only be possible if we join forces with our ecosystem. In order to share our expertise, learn from others, and generate the innovations we need to create a more sustainable world, we develop partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, ranging from customers and industry partners to independent bodies, public institutions, and academia.
APCO - the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation - has a vision to build a packaging value chain that collaborates to keep packaging materials out of landfill and retains the maximum value of the materials, energy and labour within the local economy.
We use the official Australian Packaging Covenant tool, PREP, to assess each product's packaging components, and we're currently updating each product to have the correct Australian recycling logo on pack and product. This allows us to better communicate that our glue sticks can be curbside recycled (when cap is left attached) – potentially diverting 5.5m units from landfill.