As British Prime Minister Theresa May recently vowed to eliminate the UK’s plastic waste by the year 2042, Sugdens, the British based career and workwear specialists, are proud to state that in the last year they have reduced their use of plastic packaging across the company by 75%!
It comes as the government steps up its plan for a cleaner environment in the midst of increasing concern around the amount of plastic waste produced in this country.
Sugdens, along with sister company Double TWO Limited, has long recognised that its products and services have an impact on the environment and, to keep this to a minimum, the company adheres to a strict environmental management system.
This involves a commitment to pollution prevention and reduction of carbon emissions, minimisation of waste and avoidance of landfill, efficient use of energy, transport, water and other natural resources and a commitment to reducing upstream environmental impacts through its supply chain.
Environmental performance is constantly monitored and continually improved, resulting in a current BS EN ISO 14001 : 2015 certification.
“We’re delighted to have been able to achieve a 75% reduction in the amount of packaging we use on our garments and as such reduce the amount of waste produced. We’ve always been committed to doing our bit for the environment and will continue to do so.” states company Chairman, Richard Donner.
“We recycle every surplus item, from plastic cups to used garments. These are mainly made into new plastics for industrial use or made into mattress fillings. Many garments are also recycled to charities for the homeless and for refugees.” Richard Donner said of the company’s environmental policy.
With a recent reduction in the amount of plastic packaging used for storing and presenting the shirts and garments manufactured by the Double TWO side of the business, the company is proud of the fact that they are now using 75% less single use plastic than a year ago.
In the wake of the government’s announcement the company have undertaken a new resolve to help eliminate plastic waste entirely.