Allport Packaging recognised for drive to reduce landfill

Efforts to minimise environmental impact at export packaging manufacturer, Allport Packaging, part of the Allport Cargo Services group, have been recognised following a successful drive to halve waste sent to landfill.

The company’s environmental accomplishments have been acknowledged by the
International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) which has issued Allport Packaging with renewed ISO14001:2004 accreditation following an in-depth reassessment of its Environmental Management System.

The three-day audit involved examining the company’s recycling processes, which now sees all corrugated waste, all timber waste and the majority of polythelene foam waste re-used throughout the business.

Gas expenditure for heating at the company’s Silchester factory has also been reduced to zero with the installation of a bio-mass heating system which runs off timber off-cuts and waste pallets from other divisions of the Allport group.

The company has also implemented energy-efficient lorries and movement operated lighting.

Geoff Bargus, Allport Packaging Director, commented: “Our efforts to care for the environment are driven by our social commitment but there is also a commercial case for recycling, which ultimately results in a reduction in business overheads.

Having undergone an extensive audit of our environmental plans and processes, it gives me great pleasure to confirm we have achieved renewed accreditation.”

The ISO accreditation is a mark of continual improvement in the field of
environmental sustainability and a testament of complete compliance with the latest laws and regulations.