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bpi.recycled products recognised for environmental excellence

Published 5th February, 2013 by Neil Nixon

bpi.recycled products recognised for environmental excellence

Manufacturer of refuse and recycling sacks, bpi.recycled products is celebrating its success after receiving further recognition of its strong environmental policies. The business, whose products include the Green Sack range of ultra-low carbon footprint, 100% recycled refuse sacks, recently picked up a VIBES Award, seeing off stiff competition to take top place in the 'waste and resources' category.

Now in its 13th year, the VIBES (Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland) Awards aim to acknowledge the commitment, actions and achievements of Scottish based businesses in reducing their impact on the environment and in contributing towards meeting climate change targets.

bpi.recycled products (which also ranks as Europe's largest polythene waste recycler, recycling 95,000 tonnes of waste material per annum) received the award as a direct result of the greener working practices employed at its site in Dumfries.

This site, which is part of a UK-wide network of recycling and production facilities operated by the business, is primarily involved in the recycling of agricultural waste such as used silage balewrap and crop covers into second life products. It already holds ISO 14001 Environmental Management accreditation but has continued to meet increasingly ambitious targets to reduce energy and water consumption as well as the amount of non-recyclable waste it creates.

Jim Montgomery, site director (Dumfries) at bpi.recycled products, said: “We're delighted to have received a VIBES award. As a business, bpi.recycled products is fully committed to reducing our environmental impact by implementing more sustainable working practices and by increasing wider environmental awareness. Products like our Green Sack range are the more obvious face of our environmental efforts, but this award also acknowledges the many other processes and practices employed by the business behind the scenes such as our commitment to effective waste and resource management. Receiving the award is a real testament to the work of the bpi.recycled products team and the wider BPI (British Polythene Industries plc) group, across all of our products and wider activities towards providing a more sustainable environment.”

Gillian Bruce, VIBES chair, added: “I would like to congratulate bpi.recycled products on its success. The company's hard work and dedication has made a significant contribution in helping Scotland towards achieving its 2020 carbon reduction targets. Our judges were very impressed with the business' commitment to reducing its environmental impact and I would encourage other organisations across the UK to follow its lead.”

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