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Sustainable displays from GPA Global

Sustainable displays from GPA Global

A quick guide to some of the environmentally friendly materials and processes that go into our innovative in-store displays.

Sustainable displays from GPA Global
Sustainable displays from GPA Global
Sustainable displays from GPA Global

When GPA Global first started life in 2007 we were known as Green Packaging Asia. Since then our name might have changed, but our commitment to helping the environment has remained the same.

We recycle and reduce our waste, and opt for sustainable materials wherever possible. Some of the materials we use to manufacture our packaging include molded pulp, recycled greyboard, FSC-certified or wood free paper, soy inks, and water-based glues.

When it comes to in-store displays, the requirements are slightly different. Essentially the development of our sustainable displays is steered by three factors:

  1.  Materials
  2. Lifespan
  3. Shipping

In combination, the right materials and the right approach to shipping and lifespan can result in a display that scores high on the sustainability scale, reducing the product’s carbon footprint and – in many cases – saving the client money.

Sustainable display materials

One of our favorite materials for displays is bamboo wood. This is a fantastic alternative to plastic or other types of wood as it is renewable and fast growing.

Additionally, bamboo is indigenous to the area where our manufacturing facilities are based, meaning we can significantly reduce transport times – overall this leads to an extremely low carbon footprint. Bamboo wood is strong, durable and has an attractive appearance that lends a warm and organic feel to a display environment.

Recently we utilized bamboo wood in an electronic in-store display for House of Marley, and were delighted with the finished result. By using bamboo in combination with powder-coated steel we were able to significantly minimize the use of plastic, further reducing the carbon footprint for the piece.

Product lifespan

One of the best ways to reduce a display’s carbon footprint is by building it to last. Though cheap, a temporary in-store display made from corrugated cardboard might only be used for a few weeks, while a permanent display made from renewable wood and metal can have a lifespan of years.

To ensure that permanent displays remain usable within a store environment, we implement features that allow for fast updates. In our recent display for House of Marley, we added a hidden access door, magnetic product IDs and a custom-built track to ensure that products could be changed by a single store employee without the need to move or turn the display

Shipping efficiencies

Displays can be large, bulky and difficult to store. This can lead to packing inefficiencies that increase storage space, fuel consumption and transport costs.

One way that we reduce these inefficiencies is by developing innovative flat pack displays that take up minimal room and are easy to set up within retail spaces. To ensure we can ship these displays and fixtures safely we use environmentally friendly packing materials such as recycled honeycomb fiberboard.

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If you think GPA Global could assist with your retail display needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.  To learn more about our sustainable credentials, visit this page.

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