Hi, Simon here. At my previous sign business the team was sorting accumulated scrap and there was a big piece of polycarbonate I finally decided to throw out. As two people hefted it in the dumpster, I had a vision of all this plastic sitting in a landfill completely unchanged hundreds of years from now and was sick to my stomach.
The signage industry makes durable, custom products that pollute from start to finish. ADA signs are almost always made of fossil fuel derived acrylic plastic. Signage production often results in up to 50% wasted material. At end of life, most room and door signs go to a landfill due to municipal recycling limitations. The plastics used in braille signage don’t biodegrade, so pretty much every office sign you’ve ever seen leaves a mess for future generations to deal with.
I started thinking about how to overcome this environmental challenge and noticed an ADA room sign trend to use printed faux wood or real wood veneer behind plastic. I thought, why not just get rid of the plastic?
Reduce plastic use, consolidate production steps, and make some darn beautiful signs. I had Green Dot Sign’s “why”.
Our “how” developed as I put steps and materials together for sustainable manufacturing. After intensive trial and error, I eventually created signs more beautiful than any other ADA sign I had ever seen. I then worked to diminish input and operation costs to ensure our unique room and door signs can compete with products made by other high-quality sign companies.
Now Green Dot Sign is gaining steam on the “who”, by which I mean you. Our team of experienced sign professionals is committed to the success of our customers’ projects and will work hard to earn your business. Whether it’s for one sign or your master specification for future building projects, contact us at anytime to discuss what you have in mind.