A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. This means materials constantly flow around a 'closed loop' system, rather than being used once and then discarded. In the case of plastic, this means simultaneously keeping the value of plastics in the economy, without leakage into the natural environment. This model extends the life cycle of our products while helping minimize waste and generating additional value.
Dakota firmly believes in sustainable building practices. We are committed to the development of our circular economy while also carry out production processes using industrial and consumer waste - with no compromise to quality.
Since January 2019, the Dakota Group adheres to the Green Building Council of Italy: the network of national GBCs is present in more than one hundred countries around the world. The World GBC is the largest international organization operating in the global sustainable construction market.
GBC Italia promotes a process of transformation for the Italian construction market, promoting the culture and practice of sustainable construction. This step paves our way towards greater environmental sustainability and a "green" future for the future generations who will inherit this planet.
At Dakota Group, we have been operating using self-produced photovoltaic energy thanks to the installation of panels for both our production and logistics departments. Furthermore, we recognize the value of plastic waste materials from a production and environmental standpoint. Where possible and without compromising product quality, we reuse plastic that would otherwise pollute our planet. Finally, we invest in the latest equipment possible, like our electric injection machines that guarantee energy efficiency - decreasing power consumption and limiting CO2 production.
Dakota is committed to reducing its use of virgin plastics, pulling away from a traditional production model, and introducing innovative techniques and uses of recycled materials higher upstream in its production chains.
These regenerated materials mainly come from industrial waste products and, increasingly, from post-consumer plastics.
Is it thus important to note that a circular economy for plastics expands beyond recycling. Dakota Group has been devising and implementing a series of strategic changes to reduce the use of plastics in the past years. These changes occur at every stage of production, starting at product design and ending at packaging and deliveries.
To date, Dakota produces its products using the following types of plastic polymers:
It was only in 1980 when the first plastic presses were put into operation for the molding of construction products. Today, over forty years later, the Dakota Group remains committed to innovating within the construction industry. We consistently expand our product range and innovate on our production technologies - making our products increasingly advanced, performant, and occasionally unique.
Innovate to evolve. The only way forward.
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