Film maker BPI cuts its own packaging use by a third

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BPI Polythene Industries plc BPI Polythene Industries plc produces film for packaging as well as recycled film for trash bags.

British film manufacturer BPI Polythene Industries plc has cut its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed.

The 33.4 percent reduction since 2008 was measured as part of BPI’s on-going commitment to cutting the levels of waste generated by its manufacturing operations, the London-based company said.

BPI achieved the saving partly by minimizing the amount of material used to package its own products – by the equivalent of 25,000 metric in the past three years on a like-for-like basis.

BPI has also reduced waste by down-gauging the packaging it converted for its customers, but only when this was possible without resulting in increased product spoilage.

John Haddow, group energy manager at BPI, said: “We’re extremely proud to have cut waste so significantly in the past six years. It wasn’t easy to achieve this milestone figure but it's a testament to the commitment to innovation and sustainability that runs through our business that we were able to do so.

“We won’t be resting on our laurels and will continue to look for ways to cut our packaging waste further in the coming years.”