BPI Recycled Products is urging buyers to ensure quality of supply
A UK manufacturer of polythene refuse sacks is urging buyers to look for CHSA certified products to make sure they conform to the highest industry standards.
BPI Recycled Products, which supplies 270,000 tonnes of polythene products to customers annually, says that too often buyers of plastic refuse sacks have not received what they paid for – for example, refuse sacks are described as Heavy Duty but in reality fall short of this claim on the box.
The CHSA (Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association) represents all the major manufacturers and distributors supplying cleaning and hygiene products in the UK. It has driven up standards, says BPI Recycled, making it possible for buyers of cleaning products like refuse sacks to be sure when they buy accredited products, “what’s on the box is in the box.”
“We believe it’s vitally important for buyers to have confidence in the quality of the sacks that they are purchasing and that they don’t fall foul of misleading their customers,” commented Lorcan Mekitarian, Commercial Director of BPI Recycled Products.
“Regardless of which supplier they purchase them from, buyers can easily check with the CHSA the ranking of that particular supplier within the scheme and the number of audits carried out on its sacks.
“There are some company-led standards for refuse sacks but none of them meet the industry-led CHSA Standards, which have transformed the market.
“Other standards don’t have the same stringent criteria, including rigorous independent assessment and auditing, which the industry should be adhering to in order to get the best products into the hands of our customers.”