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BPI Recycled Products' sites achieve 'Zero Waste to Landfill'
BPI Recycled Products has achieved Zero Waste to Landfill certification from Valpak at three of its manufacturing sites across the UK. The Valpak certification recognises years of hard work by the business, which is the UK's largest producer of refuse sacks and the largest polythene recycler in Europe.
BPI Recycled Products' manufacturing sites gained ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for environmental management and each site put controls in place to reduce the amount of waste they were generating.
This was done via three methods: staff training, raising the profile of waste management on site, and increasing the segregation of waste.
BPI Recycled Products has also put in place annual waste reduction targets, and the whole process has culminated in sites at Heanor, Rhymney and Stroud achieving the Valpak certification recently following an independent assessment and audit.
A company can be awarded Zero Waste to Landfill certification when it complies with the following:
- Sending zero waste to landfill (including production, hazardous and packaging waste)
- Sending limited amount of waste to energy from waste (EfW)
- Commitment to continual improvement - waste reduction and diversion
Daryl Winder, IMS Compliance Manager of BPI Recycled Products says of the accolade: "We have worked hard to get full buy-in from staff at our sites and developed the culture within the business to ensure that staff members always think about waste on site.
"We are delighted to have now achieved Zero Waste to Landfill certification from Valpak at three of our manufacturing sites and this achievement recognises our ongoing commitment to waste management whilst demonstrating our environmental credentials to our customers.
"We believe that we can now claim to be one of a very small few, if not the only company in the UK that produces a finished product from recycled material with zero waste to landfill from the process."
The company receives 50,000 tonnes of scrap polythene per year and recycles it into finished goods. As one of the leading manufacturers of polythene products, the business supplies over 270,000 tonnes each year for a wide variety of everyday applications.
BPI Recycled Products manufactures its flagship and award winning environmental brand, Green Sack range, from 100% recycled UK farm waste polythene, chosen because of its strength, which results in a superior quality refuse sack. This range offers performance and environmental benefits and is widely used throughout the foodservice, janitorial and facilities management sectors.
The manufacturer's eco range is accompanied by a wider refuse range and healthcare portfolio. This includes domestic waste, compactor and compostable sacks, caddy liners and clinical waste sacks.
BPI Recycled Products' entire refuse sack range has all the relevant technical Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association certifications and UN approval.
The environmental benefits of recycling plastic are becoming more important under the Circular Economy agenda: maximising reusable material, diverting waste from landfill and conserving resources. BPI Recycled Products is at the forefront of this having created the UK's largest polythene recycling infrastructure across its four UK sites.
BPI Recycled Products is a division of BPI (British Polythene Industries) plc, one of Europe's largest manufacturers of polythene films, bags and sacks.
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5th May 2016