Duggal has been a leader in photographic printing services and visual displays for decades. Along the way, we have also been a leader in another important arena: sustainability.
We see sustainability as a philosophical commitment to innovate, detoxify and recycle across all aspects of our supply-chain and production processes. In the printing industry, recycling is crucial—not just when it’s convenient, but every day, all the time, with measurable goals and detailed reporting. In 2019, we actively maintained an 80% or better recycling rate across our facilities, recycling many materials including:
Recycling one ton of paper saves 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. In 2019, paper accounted for over 21 percent of the 580-plus tons of materials recycled at our Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 25 headquarters.
When we recycle wood, we reduce the need to cut down trees and simultaneously allow new trees to grow. Wood made up nearly 28% of our Building 25 recycling hauls in 2019.
Being a global printing company brings a lot of cardboard boxes, totaling 29% of Building 25 recycling in 2019. Along with recycling paper and wood, recycling the cardboard boxes in which our materials are often packaged is another important habit to reduce pollution and deforestation.
From metal prints to fabricated displays, any scrap metal we use is recycled to conserve both energy and natural resources. While metal makes up a small percentage of our materials, it’s still an important material to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Plastic, Vinyl, Textile
We group plastic, vinyl and textile into one category in our recycling reports. Together, these materials totaled over 18 percent of Building 25 recycling in 2019.
In addition to over 580 tons recycled at our headquarters, other facilities at our corporate campus recycled a combined 200-plus tons of materials in 2019. Recycling is just one component of our mission to provide Visual Solutions for a Sustainable Future™. Learn more.