Single use plastic latest

by | May 31, 2018 | News | 0 comments

Plastics we are in the news.

Not always for good!

However, at Coral Products (Mouldings) LTD we see each step towards change as a positive. Within the last 24 hours the Scottish Government has announced that Single-use coffee cups will be banned in all Scottish government buildings. Staff will be provided with hot drinks in reusable ceramic mugs in cafes and canteens, this will prevent 450,000 plastic cups from being thrown away each year.

“By removing single-use coffee cups from our main buildings, we will prevent 450,000 cups from being thrown away every year. That’s enough cups to cover the distance between Edinburgh and Dundee. We support the EU’s vision to reduce single-use plastics as far as possible and ensure any single-use plastics are easily recyclable by 2030. We are currently considering what other single-use items can be reduced and removed from Scottish Government buildings later this year.”

The Scottish government has appointed an expert panel to investigate further options on disposable cups and plastic straws in Scotland.  The panel is being led by electoral commissioner Dame Sue Bruce, with representatives from retail, the waste and chemical industries, the public sector, and academia.

Coral Products (Mouldings) LTD are encouraging our staff to bring refillable bottles onto site to reduce waste, and we have water stations throughout our Haydock St Helen’s site. Making these changes has a massive impact on the environment and lessens the use of single use plastics, which are as readily reported a cause of much of the plastics pollution.

It does need to be noted that the disposal of these single use products and the way this has been managed has needed to be addressed for some time, it is not the fault of the industry, it is down to the appropriate disposal of these plastics, and accountability must be taken by every consumer.

Our Waste and Recycling products manufactured within our Haydock site are made from at least 80% recycled material therefore closing the loop in the circular economy and reducing our carbon footprint. We regrind and reuse  waste plastic where possible on site, which enables us to manufacture completely new environmental containers.

Coral Products (Mouldings) LTD are constantly developing and researching new ways to make improvements.

 

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