bpi.recycled products helps Keep Wales Tidy
bpi.recycled products, one of the Europe’s leading manufacturers of refuse and recycling sacks, has lent its support to Keep Wales Tidy. The business donated a significant quantity of its Green Sack® ultra-green refuse sacks to the environmental charity, which were used to clean up Cardiff’s coastal paths as part of a national campaign in advance of the opening of the Wales Coast Path.
Stretching 870 miles, from Chepstow to Queensferry, this path is the world’s first continuous, uninterrupted walking route around a nation’s coast.
As part of the campaign, thirty six volunteers, including members from the bpi.recycled products’ team, also braved the elements to clear rubbish from the coastal path area around Tredelerch Park, Cardiff, and the mouth of the River Rhymney. Altogether, the group collected some 520kg of litter comprising 90 Green Sacks of rubbish as well as several crates and gas bottles.
bpi.recycled products’ decision to donate Green Sacks stems from the fact that the refuse sacks are widely regarded as the greenest sacks on the market – making them perfectly aligned with the environmental aims of Keep Wales Tidy.
Made from 100% recycled polythene, Green Sacks not only help to conserve resources and divert waste from landfill but also benefit from being produced from UK waste at UK facilities.
The result is a refuse sack with a carbon footprint of up to a third lower than refuse sacks made from virgin materials and significantly lower than most other 100% recycled refuse sacks, which are typically manufactured in the Far East and, as such, have massive product miles.
Commenting on the donation, Chris Partridge, Tidy Towns funded project officer at Keep Wales Tidy, said: “The coastal path clean-up campaign was designed around one simple goal – to ensure that Welsh coastlines offer a clean, welcoming and safe environment to residents, visitors and wildlife. The generous donation of the Green Sack refuse sacks from bpi.recycled products has played a large part in helping us to achieve this goal and we’re extremely grateful for their support.”
Sian Miles, Environment & Materials Director at bpi.recycled products, added: “As a business, bpi.recycled product is always looking for new opportunities to work with those with similar environmental commitments. The clean-up of the new Wales Coast Path is a fantastic project and we’re delighted to have been involved.”
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Image & Caption: Keep Wales Tidy.jpg; Keeping litter under control. bpi.recycled products has made a donation of Green Sack refuse sacks to a national coast path clean-up campaign organized by Keep Wales Tidy.
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- bpi.recycled products is the largest recycler of used polythene in Europe recycling over 68,000 tonnes of post-use polythene material from horticultural, commercial, retail, industrial and agricultural markets.
- bpi.recycled products uses some of these materials to manufacture its award winning Plaswood range of sustainable wood-substitute products. These products include park and garden furniture, street and countryside signs, bollards and marine decking.
- The environmental benefits of recycling plastic are becoming more widely recognised: maximising reusable material, diverting waste from landfill and conserving resources. bpi.recycled products has developed the necessary expertise and the infrastructure in the form of a network of Environment Agency accredited recycling plants to help drive these benefits forward.
- bpi.recycled products is a division of BPI (British Polythene Industries) plc, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of polythene films, bags and sacks.
- As a result of its commitment to operating in a sustainable way and to minimising the environmental impact of all of its activities, BPI won the Best Green Large Company category at the 2010 Scottish Green Awards.