Thredgards’ Commitment to the environment
Thredgards has a vital interest in ensuring a clean, healthy environment by doing the following:
Continuing to improve systems, reduce waste and efficiently utilise resources to meet the environmental challenges of the years to come.
Striving to keep our wastage of raw materials and other resources to a bare minimum. This then allows us to keep costs as low as possible for our customers. As a result, we minimise our impact on the environment.
Scrutinising every part of our business to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint while providing best value for our customers and the high standard of products they expect.
Please see our very interesting and short blog on Is Plastic Really Evil?
The environment – practical measures
We have taken the following practical measures:
Investing heavily in new injection moulding machines and tooling with environmentally friendly versions. This is an ongoing process which results in requiring less energy to run our factory. This investment also ensures that our operations are modern and fit for purpose for many years to come.
Recycling our plastic waste on site, granulating and re-using it for various products and processes.
Sourcing our raw materials and packaging from environmentally conscious companies.
Recycling our cardboard and paper locally limiting our waste going to landfill to an absolute minimum.
Manufacturing all of our products so that they are reusable and recyclable.
Operation Clean Sweepa real commitment to the environment
Thredgards has signed up to Operation Clean Sweep, an environmental programme to reduce the build up of plastic pellets and nurdles which are polluting our seas and land. Please see our case study here
Visitors to our premises are always impressed that our heating system is run virtually from fresh air using an external heat pump with minimal electricity.
We introduced our Bio-Compostable products some time ago and continue to offer this option. When these products come into contact with soil e.g. at landfill, they degrade over a 4 to 5 year period. Please feel free to ask us about these products for more information.
With the combination of all of the above environmental measures along with our UK based manufacturing, you can be assured that the products you receive have a minimal carbon footprint.
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