BPI Recycled Products, the UK’s largest producer of refuse sacks and the largest polythene recycler in Europe, has achieved ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ certification at three of its manufacturing sites across the UK.
BPI Recycled Products supplies over 270,000 tonnes each year for a wide variety of everyday applications
The sites that were awarded the Valpak certification following an independent assessment and audit were Heanor, Rhymney and Stroud.
BPI Recycled Products’ manufacturing sites gained ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for environmental management, with each site putting 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.
“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,” said Daryl Winder, IMS Compliance Manager of BPI Recycled Products.
“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.”
BPI Recycled Products supplies over 270,000 tonnes each year for a wide variety of everyday applications. The company also receives 50,000 tonnes of scrap polythene per year and recycles it into finished goods.
A company can be awarded Zero Waste to Landfill certification when it sends zero waste to landfill (including production, hazardous and packaging waste); sends a limited amount of waste to energy from waste (EfW); and shows commitment to continual improvement – waste reduction and diversion.
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