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At the Forefront of Packaging Sustainability

As one of the world’s leading flexible packaging companies, the environment is at the top of our agenda.

Indeed, RPC bpi protec (formerly bpi consumer packaging) is extremely proud to be zero to landfill, a status achieved by just a few packaging companies worldwide.

We’ve been recycling for 30 years and RPC bpi group is Europe’s largest recycler of waste polythene film, recycling 65,000 tonnes per year.

We were awarded the 2014 Sustainability Award at the Scottish Corporate Awards for our work to reduce our own environmental footprint as well as that of the wider industries we serve.

We work closely with our customers and suppliers to enable a smooth implementation of our sustainable practices throughout the supply chain. Our closed loop recycling scheme gives our partners a total solution.

Sustainability permeates through our business, from film research and development (R&D) to re-useable cores.

We never cease in our efforts to reduce, reuse & recycle.

Examples of our sustainable approach include:

Sustainability is not a policy; it’s at the heart of what we do

RPC bpi protec Worcester is a zero to landfill site

We were awarded the 2014 Sustainability Award at the Scottish Corporate Awards for our work to reduce our own environmental footprint

RPC bpi group is Europe’s largest recycler of waste polythene film

Our closed loop recycling scheme gives our partners a total solution

RPC bpi protec reduced its cardboard usage by more than 100 tonnes by switching to re-useable plastic cores.

zero to landfillIn addition, the RPC bpi group has reduced the weight of its products by more than 6,000 tonnes on like-for-like volumes.

Further green benefits stem from the fact that downgauged packaging’s thinner profile allows more film to be wound onto a standard reel, reducing delivery volumes and associated vehicle emissions.

Furthermore, the greater yield of film per reel also means that customers have fewer stoppages for reel changes.

We also take part in Polymer Study Tours, targeted at teachers of science and design technology. The programme is designed to improve teaching about polymers and related subjects.The lecture challenges myths and misconceptions about plastic packaging. For example, it demonstrates that waste is reduced by protecting and preserving products with correct food packaging.

Sustainability is not a policy. It is at the heart of what we do.

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