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RPC bpi recycled products wins environmental award

* RPC-bpi-Green-Apple.jpgRPC bpi recycled products has won a Green Apple Environment Award 2017 in recognition of its best practices - put in place over a number of years - which have resulted in the company achieving Valpak accreditation for 'Zero Waste to Landfill' across 75% of its sites.

Launched in 1994, The Green Organisation's Green Apple Award is an annual international competition that sets out to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice. Finalists appear in The Green Apple Directory which features the best practices of award winners and is available to companies across the world.

Lorcan Mekitarian, sales director at RPC bpi recycled products says: "Creating a sustainable culture is a core commitment and part of our group strategy, with dedicated investment, targets and measures in place.

"Our Green Apple Award success is a testament to our green credentials and to the hard work and dedication of our employees. We hope our best practice in achieving zero waste to landfill will inspire other companies to do the same."

The award was presented at a carbon-neutral presentation ceremony at The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London. Pictured, from left are Michael Cooke from The Green Organisation, Daryl Winder and Lucinda Holmes from RPC bpi recycled products.

RPC bpi recycled products is part of British Polythene which was purchased in August 2016 by RPC Group - a plastic products design and engineering company with over 180 operations across 33 countries and employing over 20,000 people.

The polythene used to make the company's award winning Green Sack range of refuse sacks is made from recycled British farm waste plastics. The finished product has a carbon footprint that is estimated to be at least 35% less than any other refuse sack in the UK. Already the most tear-resistant option on the market, the latest version - Green Sack Fusion - has been made even stronger by combining triple layer extrusion technology with a new core layer formulation made from super strength waste polythene.

RPC bpi recycled products is accredited to ISO: 14001, ISO: 9001:2008, and OHSAS: 18001 and the company's refuse sacks have been certified to Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association standards, which ensures that products conform to the highest industry standards - for example, that 'heavy duty' sacks really fulfil their claim.


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