BPI Recycled Products (BPI-RP) – a division of British Polythene Industries – has staked its claim as perhaps the only company in the UK that manufacturers finished products from recycled material with zero waste going to landfill in the process.
BPI-RP said it had achieved Zero Waste to Landfill certification from Valpack, the environmental compliance organisation, at three of its manufacturing sites across the UK: Heanor, Rhymney and Stroud.
The firm said it received 50,000 tonnes of scrap polythene a year and recycled it into finished goods.
A company can be awarded Zero Waste to Landfill certification when it complies with sending zero waste to landfill, including production, hazardous and packaging waste; sending limited amount of waste to energy-from-waste, and showing a commitment to continual improvement – waste reduction and diversion.
Daryl Winder, IMS compliance manager at BPI-RP, said: “We have worked hard to get full buy-in from staff at our sites and developed the culture within the business to ensure that staff members always think about waste on site.
“We are delighted to have now achieved Zero Waste to Landfill certification from Valpak at three of our manufacturing sites and this achievement recognises our ongoing commitment to waste management whilst demonstrating our environmental credentials to our customers.”
“We believe that we can now claim to be one of a very small few, if not the only company in the UK that produces a finished product from recycled material with zero waste to landfill from the process.”