Lakes launches fully recyclable packaging

Lakes launches fully recyclable packaging

Lakes has introduced a new packaging which is 100% recyclable and has been designed after months of research to reduce its impact on the environment.

Lakes’ commitment and focus to improving its impact on the environment is also extending to 100% recycling of all product waste, primarily glass and aluminium, and of all recyclable site and office waste.

The improved packaging alone will reportedly remove approximately 2,000 kilometres of banding a year from landfill, and nearly two million pieces of polystyrene.

This announcement follows the concerning statistics in the January 2019 Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) report, which reported that 44.3% of plastic consumption in the UK is used in packaging – the main recyclable material in the bathroom industry.

Packaging is a key element in reducing plastic waste as well as ensuring it is recycled responsibly. Considering that 82% of paper or cardboard is currently recycled, there is a lot to be done to ensure plastic waste catches up.

Mick Evans, Lakes Operations Director, said: “The increasing threat of climate change is a daily reminder that we need to change how we operate as businesses and consumers. We are extremely pleased with this outcome following many months of research and development to improve our packaging in a practical sense, for easier safe handling, and very importantly in reducing the impact on the environment. We hope other manufacturers follow our lead with this.

“We are also working to significantly reduce our overall carbon footprint in 2019 by supporting UK carbon offset projects and Carbon Trust initiatives. It’s an exciting journey in more ways than one, so look out for more updates soon!”

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