Showcasing step changes for a sustainable future at Edie Live 2019

This month we’ll be showcasing our extensive portfolio of products for the capture and containment of resources and waste, including recycled polythene sacks, compostable liners, reusable bags, and more, at Edie Live 2019. We hope that you’ll be able to visit us on our stand B46 to find out more about our products, which are designed to make the world cleaner, greener and more economical.

Edie Live is focused on highlighting the number of step-changes that will turn ‘ambition into action’ to achieve a sustainable future. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do and we are proud to be part of creating a circular economy for plastics and working toward making all plastic packaging reusable, recyclable, recycled or compostable.

Our LowCO2t™ products, for example, are engineered to provide maximum performance using minimal resources. This not only helps to reduce the volume of plastic used and the energy used in manufacturing, it also helps by cutting GHG emissions in transportation through the supply chain.

We are the sole UK distributor for compostable bags made from Ecopond® biodegradable resin  to the janitorial industry, local authorities and the waste management sector in the UK.

When it is properly collected and disposed of, plastic packaging provides many sustainability benefits. For example, it significantly reduces food wastage with less CO2 emissions during production and transport compared to heavier alternatives. Using plastic waste sacks and bags is the simplest and most cost effective way to encourage the consumer to safely and hygienically separate and collect waste effectively to return valuable resources to the circular economy, or for appropriate disposal.

Responsibly produced plastic packaging can have a high recycled content (up to 100%) and can be reprocessed many times, not only saving virgin material but associated energy as well. Where this is not practical, the calorific value can be recovered to generate electricity or heat at the end of their useful life, through energy from waste (EfW) plants.

We believe the plastic debate is important because it is helping to address the way plastics are designed, produced, used, re-used, disposed of and re-processed.  As a member of the British Plastics Federation, we have signed up to WRAP’s UK Plastics Pact which has set an ambitious set of targets, to create a circular economy for plastics. The aim is to eliminate all avoidable plastic packaging waste and make all plastic packaging reusable, recyclable, recycled, or compostable, by 2025.

There are plenty of simple actions that individuals and organisations of every size can take to make a difference to our planet. In addition to supplying products which help organisations to be more resource efficient, we’re proud to annually support a number of environmental projects, including The Great British Spring Clean. You can find out more about how our 2019 results compared to the previous year’s clean up in our news section. We are also supporting Upstream Battle, a new campaign from Keep Scotland Beautiful to help prevent marine litter at source.

Using resources efficiently is a team effort and depends upon the engagement of everyone, however, it doesn’t have to be difficult. By using tailored messaging, taking action, combined with carefully selected products and services to enable recycling, we can all be encouraged to take ownership.

Find out more about how to turn Ambition into Action at Edie Live 2019