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Keeping Wales tidy

Published 17th August, 2012 by Neil Nixon

Keeping Wales tidy

bpi.recycled products has lent its support to Keep Wales Tidy. The business donated a significant quantity of its Green Sack ultra-green refuse sacks to the environmental charity, which were used to clean up Cardiff’s coastal paths as part of a national campaign in advance of the opening of the Wales Coast Path. Stretching 870 miles from Chepstow to Queensferry, this path is the world’s first continuous, uninterrupted walking route around a nation’s coast.

As part of the campaign, 36 volunteers, including members from the bpi.recycled products’ team, also braved the elements to clear rubbish from the coastal path area around Tredelerch Park, Cardiff, and the mouth of the River Rhymney. Altogether, the group collected some 520kg of litter comprising 90 Green Sacks of rubbish as well as several crates and gas bottles.

Made from 100% recycled polythene, Green Sacks not only help to conserve resources and divert waste from landfill but also benefit from being produced from UK waste at UK facilities. The result is a refuse sack with a carbon footprint of up to a third lower than refuse sacks made from virgin materials and significantly lower than most other 100% recycled refuse sacks, which are typically manufactured in the Far East and, as such, have massive product miles.

Chris Partridge, Tidy Towns funded project officer at Keep Wales Tidy, said: “The coastal path clean-up campaign was designed around one simple goal - to ensure that Welsh coastlines offer a clean, welcoming and safe environment to residents, visitors and wildlife. The generous donation of the Green Sack refuse sacks from bpi.recycled products has played a large part in helping us to achieve this goal and we’re extremely grateful for their support.”

Sian Miles, environment and materials director at bpi.recycled products, added: “As a business, bpi.recycled product is always looking for new opportunities to work with those with similar environmental commitments. The clean-up of the new Wales Coast Path is a fantastic project and we’re delighted to have been involved.”