Dordan Sustainability

Dordan's invests in environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Environmental & Social Sustainability

Zero-waste-to-landfill, renewable energy, community activism.

  • Dordan is working towards zero-waste, it efforts include: All plastic scrap is ground onsite and returned to the plastics supplier, which re-extrudes the plastic flake into post-industrial plastic, thereby closing the loop. All aluminum scrap from our tool and die shop is collected and recycled; all material cores are collected and recycled; all skids are made from recycled material and are collected for recycling.

  • Dordan is working to reduce its energy consumption, its efforts include: Replacing all of the lights in the facility with high-efficiency LEDs; working with local municipalities to investigate incorporating renewable sources of energy into its electrical grid; measures its resource consumption as the baseline off which energy reduction targets are managed.

  • Dordan built a community garden, an on-site composter, and volunteers with the Woodstock Rotary Club and other organizations that work to preserve the health and safety of the community.


Plastic Packaging Sustainability

Packaging life cycle analysis, bio plastics, clamshell recycling.

  • Dordan subscribed to a packaging life cycle modeling tool, which allowed us to quantify the environmental impacts of different packaging types in the design phase. Download Dordan's report on how to assess sustainable packaging.

  • Dordan's bioresin R&D describes the available bio-based, biodegradable, compostable, and otherwise 'sustainable' plastics available for thermoforming.

  • Dordan's Sustainability Coordinator, Chandler Slavin, helped facilitate the inclusion of thermoformed packaging in the recycling infrastructure in North America. Learn about her efforts to recycle clamshell packaging.

  • Slavin is a contributing writer and reporter to Packaging Digest on sustainable packaging.