GREEN COUNTS – Caring for Our Environment

Colortrac sees the green initiative as a key requirement for the company and is constantly working to make all of its products more environmentally friendly. This extends from individual electronic components through to the running of the factory, the packaging and also an awareness of the impact of the product and the materials used in it at the end of its useful life.

A newly established project team is investigating ways to reduce the environmental footprint of the company’s CO2 production and recently began to involve all Colortrac employees. The idea now challenges each staff member to come up with an innovative scheme to improve green performance.

Colortrac is reducing its environmental impact by:

  • Changing to use of recyclable plastic as a raw material wherever possible
  • Consolidating more shipments to reduce wooden pallet use
  • Altering logistics choices to increase use of sea and rail shipping while reducing air shipments
  • Removing excess plastic from its products
  • Removing use of plastic bags from packaging where possible
  • Issuing scanner software online or in reduced packaging wherever possible
  • Reducing internal plastic foam (EPE) protective packaging and replacing this with more environmentally friendly solutions
  • Switching to cardboard boxes produced from material with a higher recycled content
  • Reorganising factory production to save energy on factory lighting, heating and air-conditioning
  • Embracing a robust common parts, waste and stock-reduction regime

Methods of travel to offices, warehouses and factories is also being looked at to see if there are areas that can be optimised. Becoming greener is very much a team effort.

Directives and environmental organisations

Here are the organistations that Colortrac aligns itself with to ensure that environmental standards, the use of resources by the company and the performance of its products are all continuously monitored and improved.


ENERGY STAR is the US government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

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REACH Compliance

REACH is a regulation within the EU and improves protection of human health and the environment from the risks of chemicals in our production.

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WEEE Directive

We follow the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) that aims to increase the recycling and re-use of electrical equipment and scarce resources used in electronics also to contribute to a circular economy.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS (Restriction of Harzardous Substances) restricts substances present in electronic equipment according to an EU Directive.

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As a member of Elretur, we take responsibility for our products when they are have served their time. Through our membership, we contribute to more and better recycling.

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