Glossop Cartons underwent some important changes in 2021.
From the management buy-out at the beginning of the year, to navigating the challenges of Covid-19, and now, our commitment to become a zero waste company, there was a lot going on for everyone, and we’d like to extend a big thank you to the whole team for their passion and commitment which has helped Glossop Cartons maintain its high level of quality and customer service.
There are many benefits to becoming a zero waste business, for both the local economy and the planet;
- It saves energy
- Using recycled material prevents pollution as it reduces the need to harvest raw materials
- It helps sustain the environment
- It reduces greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change
- It generates employment opportunities within the local community
Glossop Cartons has outlined how it will work towards the ‘5 Rs’ to meet this target.
By refusing to use unnecessary plastic packaging. We understand that this isn’t always possible and that some packaging requirements do – until an appropriate substitute is discovered – need to use plastic to keep the contents safe/hygienic etc. However, in circumstances where plastic packaging is not necessary, we will advise customers of the alternatives to find more sustainable packaging for their produce.
Reducing all raw materials where possible, either by more innovative design, embossing onto the carton instead of printing unnecessary labels and using even more recycled material to reduce the amount of ‘new’ packaging across our service.
By using cardboard offcuts as an alternative to plastic packaging peanuts, we will reuse waste that otherwise ends up in landfill. Using materials that can be recycled or composted will have a more positive impact on future generations and the planet.
Offering an extensive range of recycled packaging for as many items as we can, means our customers have more options to be able to make sustainable choices.
With a passion for innovation and investing in intelligent printing technology, Glossop Cartons is aware of the impact the company has on the environment, which is why we have an experienced technical team to maintain and care for our machines so that they perform to the best of their ability, with as little downtime as possible and if any performance issues are discovered, our team is on hand to repair quickly, and with as little travel time as possible, meaning no excessive emissions and that the machine doesn’t end up in landfill.
Underpinning everything we do is our commitment to quality and exceeding our customers’ expectations, without compromising our environmental principles. Glossop Cartons looks forward to sharing more details about its Zero Waste mission with our customers throughout 2022, as we work towards our target.