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bpi.recycled enjoys double award success

Published 15th December, 2011 by Neil Nixon

bpi.recycled enjoys double award success

bpi.recycled products is celebrating its double success after winning two Green Apple Awards for environmental best practice. The business, which ranks as Europe’s largest recycler of polythene waste recycling over 70,000 tonnes of material each year, received its first gold award in the ‘recycled product’ category thanks to its Green Sack range of 100% recycled refuse sacks. An innovative waste management and landfill reduction project at the manufacturer’s Stroud site also secured a second gold award under the ‘environmental improvement’ category.

Made from 100% recycled polythene, bpi.recycled products’ Green Sack range received recognition, not only for its superior environmental credentials, but also for helping to raise awareness of the need to recycle more UK waste plastic at UK facilities. Green Sacks are produced entirely from UK waste recycled at bpi.recycled products’
own UK network of Environment Agency approved recycling sites.

The judges were equally impressed with the innovative waste reduction initiative implemented at bpi.recycled products’ Stroud site - which set out to cut the amount of waste sent to landfill by 5% each year.

To help achieve this goal, the business has invested in staff training and robust waste stream management practices. It has also developed strong links with other recycling companies in the local area to help dispose of scrap wood, metal and cardboard. Plus, plastic waste from the site is also recycled for use in the manufacture of the Green Sack.

In addition, the business has successfully achieved its goal to make all waste management self funding. It plans to use the money saved by waste reduction to install new energy efficient systems with a view to reducing overall energy consumption for the Stroud site.

Rachael Barton, marketing manager at bpi.recycled products, said: “At bpi.recycled products we’re committed to working in an environmentally friendly way and to manufacturing products with impressive green credentials. Our recent success at the Green Apple Awards is a testament to this commitment and to the hard work and dedication of the bpi.recycled products team.”