bpi.recycled products supports major green cleaning event.

In line with its commitment to both the environment and its customers, Europe’s largest supplier of refuse sacks is set to speak at a major green event for the UK’s cleaning industry. Alongside fellow advocates of greener products and greener working practices, JohnsonDiversey and Kimberly-Clark, bpi.recycled products - which recycles over 70,000 tonnes of waste polythene each year, using much of it to produce 12 million refuse sacks a week - will take to the floor at a special Sustainability Seminar being held on November 3rd 2009. Taking place at JohnsonDiversey customer care centre in Northampton, the event has been organised by the CHSA – the trade association for the UK’s cleaning industry supply chain and a body that represents over 200 manufacturers and suppliers nationwide. On the day, the various speakers will outline how sustainable thinking is applied at different phases of the product life-cycle from product design and manufacturing through to subsequent use and disposal. They will also explain how a greener approach can not only reduce environmental impact but also protect the health and well-being of customers and consumers whilst contributing to increased commercial success. With sustainability continuing to top the social, political and corporate agenda, the need for the seminar is obvious. Commenting, Shaun Chatterton, CEO of CPD plc, one of the UK's largest cleaning, hygiene and catering suppliers and an organisation that will be sending a number of delegates to the seminar, said: "Protecting the environment remains as much of a key driver for our customers and resellers as ever. “Now however, not only are we being asked for more recycled, recyclable, bio-degradable and eco-label items, but people are also increasingly looking for extra information on features such as carbon footprints and chain of custody. At the same time, they want these extra green advantages without paying a high premium for them. They also want to ensure green products are exactly that - and not something that has been subjected to ‘greenwashing’. “I think the seminar will prove invaluable in equipping CHSA members with the knowledge to meet these evolving demands. It will also provide insight into the current and future sustainability issues facing the janitorial industry, helping attending companies to make the right choices for their customers.” He continues: “We’ve opted to send a number of delegates as CPD welcomes any opportunity to explore additional ways of helping our customers and resellers to operate in more sustainable fashion. We also believe attendance will help us build on our environmental track record to date, which already includes ISO14001 accreditation.” Meanwhile, Guy Coates, Marketing Director from bpi.recycled products adds: “As the Europe’s largest reprocessor of waste polythene and a major supplier of refuse sacks, bpi.recycled products has acquired considerable experience of providing greener solutions to the needs of today’s cleaning industry. We look forward to sharing some of that experience with CHSA members at what promises to be an informative and highly beneficial event. Our involvement is part and parcel of our desire to support our customers in any way that we can.” - ENDS - Image: CHSA seminar logo.jpg

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