Polythene manufacturer cuts waste by one third

Posted on 14 Aug 2014 by The Manufacturer

Polythene manufacturer BPI has announced a one third reduction of its packaging waste as a result of its reduction efforts of the last six years.

Measured as part of the company’s drive to cutting waste resulting from its manufacturing, BPI has confirmed a 33.4% reduction since 2008.

BPI achieved the saving partly by minimising the amount of material used to package its own products by nearly 25,000 tonnes in the past three years.

BPI group energy manager John Haddow said: “We’re extremely proud to have cut waste so significantly in the past six years. It wasn’t easy to achieve this milestone figure but it’s a testament to the commitment to innovation and sustainability that runs through our business that we were able to do so.

“We won’t be resting on our laurels and will continue to look for ways to cut our packaging waste further in the coming years.”

Last year, BPI used and converted the least amount of packaging since the company’s records began by replacing single-use packaging with reusable packaging. In addition, BPI stated that two of its sites achieved zero waste to landfill.

The company also announced that its subsidiary, bpi.recycled products, had recycled up to 70,000 tonnes of waste polythene in recent years as part of a closed loop recycling system designed to reduce waste being sent to landfill.