The UK’s leading packaging expert and supplier of polythene films and bags, Polythene UK, has become the most environmentally-friendly commercial entity in the polythene industry, providing the ultimate green solution for those companies deciding to work with it.
The firm is the sole distributor of Polylite, Polyair and Polycomp, three products which provide exciting, environmentally and financially-beneficial alternatives to standard polythene. On top of this, Polythene UK is currently carbon neutral and has just moved into new offices which are equipped with a complete first-class, renewable system, meaning they are fully self-sustaining.
Managing director James Woollard explained: “Our mission is to be as carbon positive as absolutely possible, which is why we’ve invested heavily in the new fully-sustainable office building. Now, not only are our products environmentally and financially beneficial, but so is the company as a whole. This makes us one of the best companies for any business to partner with if they are serious about improving their green credentials and CSR.
“We fully intend, as an industry leader, to set the environmental standards that others will follow. Consideration for our impact on the environment will continue to be our main focus from both operational and industrial viewpoints. CSR is becoming a key trend within the industry and we’re lucky enough to be able to help our clients carry out their green agendas by providing real green solutions.”
The new 8,000 sq ft office building that Polythene UK has moved into is completely self-sustaining. It has a 25 kW Solar PV System that delivers 22,000 kWh of electricity per year. This system powers the 300-litre Ecocent air to water heat pump, the two 25 kW air source heat pumps, the 26 Thermovec radiators and the LED lighting. Alongside this, the company is also reprocessing rainwater through two water butts, recycling all of its paper, envelopes and printer cartridges, and has fitted Econospeed into all of its delivery vehicles to save on fuel by 15% and reduce wear and tear.
Woollard commented: “From this renewable energy system that we’ve put in place we’re anticipating a saving of £16,000 of fuel per year, 9.2 tonnes of CO2 from the 19,000 kW hour of electricity generated per year, as well as a saving of 30.9 tonnes of CO2 from the 150,000 kWh heat generated per year.”