Our first step towards a more sustainable and ecological product line.

WE’VE PLANTED THE SEEDS

We at Ultimate Guard have carefully considered our ecological responsibilities. Our commitment to protecting the environment includes the use of new materials and the creation of new products with an additional focus on sustainability. We have now woven this commitment to sustainability into our DNA.

 

Made from 97% renewable resources

Made in Germany

FSC certified grass paper packaging

We are introducing our Return to Earth series with one of our best-selling products. Our handy, solid RTE Boulder 100+ is developed and produced in Germany, consists of 97% renewable resources and comes with FSC certified grass paper packaging.

Boulder 100+

The deck case is recyclable and holds up to 100 double-sleeved or 120 single-sleeved cards when using Ultimate Guard Sleeves.

97% FULLY RENEWABLE RESOURCES

Having considered our ecological responsibilities, we have sourced a material which is both high quality and sustainable. The RTE Boulder 100+ consists of 97% fully renewable resources, is recyclable and produced completely with green energy. There are no animal-based materials, plasticizers or melamine used in its manufacture.

MADE IN GERMANY

The main materials used come from forests in Bavaria and the Black Forest, with everything from planning to production made in Germany. We are establishing a sustainable supply-chain and production process by keeping things local.

With the purchase of this product, you directly support global reforestation. Together with OneTreePlanted we are planting 10 trees a day, starting with the market entry of the first Return to Earth product, the RTE Boulder 100+.


SUPPORT OUR PROJECT. IT’S TIME TO CHANGE!

  trees already planted

(since June 2021)

What’s coming next?

The Return to Earth series is our first step towards sustainable production and we are working actively on expanding this series in the near future as well as improving our operations in general. We are aware that becoming fully sustainable is a long road, which we are confidently committed to taking.

Environmentally-conscious production is a topic we consider carefully daily, and we are actively promoting this in a number of ways, for example, by demanding a fair work environment at our partner facilities, as well as by building a new Campus with a green heart to significantly reduce our carbon footprint.

But there is more to come!

 

FAQ

Our RTE Boulder is neither degradable nor compostable under domestic or industrial conditions.
When properly disposed of, our RTE Boulder is 100% recyclable.
Yes, the packaging consists of 80% waste paper and 20% grass paper. The raw materials used are obtained in the Bavarian forest. 
The material consists of a waste product from paper production. The basic component is wood from the local Black Forest.  
The production of our RTE Boulder follows the German Fairtrade standards. You can find more information here: https://www.fairtrade-deutschland.de/was-ist-fairtrade/fairtrade-standards 
The production of our RTE Boulder takes place exclusively in Germany. From there, all Return to Earth products are distributed to our other locations.
Our RTE Boulder is produced in the South Palatinate, based in southwest Germany.
Because climate change is a real threat to our planet. We are aware that becoming fully sustainable is a long road, but we are confidently taking it. This is a topic we've carefully considered in our everyday business not only recently, but for some time now.
Our RTE Boulder offer will be expanded with additional colors in the future. Adding sizes other than 100+ is not yet determined.
Our RTE Boulder is primarily made from natural and renewable resources. Coloring irregularities can occur during the processing of the materials and do not affect the functionality of the product. Just as in nature, every Boulder is different in its appearance and composition, making your product a truly unique possession.
Because climate change is a real threat to our planet. We are aware that becoming fully sustainable is a long road, but we are confidently taking it. This is a topic we've carefully considered in our everyday business not only recently, but for some time now.
Our RTE Boulder is completely vegan. No animal products are processed during production. 
At the beginning, we will add the RTE Boulder to our product range in addition to our regular Boulder assortment.  
Both Boulders offer excellent protection for your cards in everyday use, although under extreme conditions the normal Boulder can be a bit more resistant due to its material properties.