A UK manufacturer of eco-conscious plastic products manufacturer says his company has taken another step towards becoming carbon neutral. Burscough-based Bloom-in-Box has invested in an energy-efficient Fanuc Roboshot S150iA that uses just 3kW per hour, powered exclusively by renewable solar energy.
“Our goal at Bloom-in-Box is to become carbon neutral over the next 12-18 months. We have been working with all-electric machines for the last 20 years to reduce power consumption and emissions. Solar installations and our new Fanuc Roboshot were the next steps to achieving this,” said Tom Reardon, production coordinator and robotics engineer at Bloom-in-Box. “Thanks to these latest investments, our current carbon emissions as a business are estimated to be less than 10 tonnes of CO2 per year, with our ultimate goal to achieve net zero.”
Bloom-in-Box is a third-generation, family-run plastic injection moulding business with a deeply held belief in responsible consumption and production. A commitment to creating products with more than one life drives the company’s design and manufacturing activities and in 2018 earned Bloom-in-Box a place in the final of Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year for its Bloomie floristry box. The Bloomie is made from 99% recycled material and is 100% recyclable. Any boxes that mould incorrectly are chopped up, passed through a grinder and made into security spikes. Other products made by the business include laundry pegs, scoops and measures.