Greiner Packaging UK & Eire is the primary packaging producer in Northern Eire to achieve the Sustainably Sourced Plastics (SSP) Certification, and the primary Greiner Packaging manufacturing unit on the planet to be awarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification.
Developed at the side of the BSI Flex 6228 Normal, SSP Certification offers an total validation of the plastics packaging provide chain. This ensures that the required recycled content material share may be traced and warranted, from recyclers to producers and retailers.
“From recyclers to producers and model house owners, an increasing number of components of the provision chain are demanding moral procurement of recycled plastics to fulfill buyer demand,” says Sustainable Certifications Group (SCG) senior sustainability and industrial supervisor Andy Whyle.
“SCG manages, measures and screens the entire provide chain, creating an proof portfolio, with checks being made to validate materials testing and in-process qc. Flex 6228 assessments are used, for the plastics included in the usual, to create a fabric fingerprint. The mixed findings are assessed, and when all necessities are met, the SCG Workforce award SSP Certification, clearly demonstrating laws and buyer conformance, resembling UK Plastic Packaging Tax and ESG moral procurement reporting.”
FSC Chain of Custody certification
Greiner Packaging UK & Eire has additionally been awarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification – the primary to awarded throughout Greiner Packaging’s 30 factories in 19 nations.
The Forest Stewardship Council is an impartial, not for revenue, non-governmental group established to assist environmentally acceptable, socially useful, and economically viable administration of the worlds forests.
“Gaining FSC Chain of Custody certification signifies that our prospects who want to talk their sustainable packaging decisions can embody the FSC brand on pack,” says Greiner Packaging UK & Eire sustainability & innovation supervisor Rachel Sheldon. “The FSC label offers a reputable hyperlink between accountable manufacturing and consumption of forest merchandise, enabling shoppers and companies to make buying selections that profit folks and the atmosphere in addition to offering ongoing enterprise worth. Our K3 cardboard-plastic mixture is likely one of the world’s most sustainable packaging options and having FSC Certification allows us to say: ‘This product has been made with wooden from well-managed forests and we are able to show it’.”
Investing in a sustainable future
“The SSP and FSC certifications come solely three months after we introduced that the European Meals Security Authority (EFSA) has authorized the decontamination course of used at our manufacturing unit in Dungannon, Northern Eire, to recycle put up‐shopper PET into meals contact supplies,” say Greiner Packaging UK & Eire high quality techniques lead Kathy Reid.
“We invested over £3,700,000 in our new PET decontamination and extrusion line to allow the usage of extra recycled supplies in our market-leading packaging ranges. That is the newest step in our continued dedication to innovate, enhance capability and cut back our carbon footprint. Having the ability to show that the food-safe plastic we use is sustainably sourced and that the cardboard is from responsibly managed forests additional demonstrates our management in sustainable packaging.”
“These certifications introduced a momentous 12 months for Greiner Packaging UK & Eire to a becoming conclusion,” says common supervisor Paul Millar. “We celebrated our fiftieth anniversary at Dungannon in 2022 and introduced new investments totaling over £10M. We additionally joined RECOUP, the official RecyClass auditor for inflexible plastic packaging within the UK, and put a brand new fleet of trailers carrying our ‘We love sustainable packaging’ message onto the nations’ roads. We’re wanting ahead to an equally thrilling 2023, as we proceed to roll out the brand new K3 r100 self-separating cardboard-plastic pack, which is our most sustainable packaging answer to this point.”
Greiner Packaging UK & Eire is exhibiting on the Packaging Improvements occasion on the NEC, Birmingham, on fifteenth and sixteenth February, on stand H20.
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