How we support the environment
We are certified to ISO 14001:2004 and operate a number of management programmes to reduce the impact of our thermoformed products on the environment. Each programme conforms to some or all of the following principles:
Removed – eliminate unnecessary layers of packaging
Reduce – reduce the amount of material used
Reuse – reuse packaging from the materials we receive at our factories
Renew – maximise recycled and renewable packaging, and research the use of biodegradable and compostable materials
Recycle – increase the use of recyclable components in packaging
We operate our environmental management system (EMS) in accordance with the latest legislation.
How we work
Plastique is committed to conducting business in an ethically, socially and environmentally responsible manner. We operate a live production monitoring system at our plants, which allows us to view our energy rating and the kilowatt hours used per kilogram processed. We monitor past energy usage, historical averages and trends to achieve our set targets.
Our ongoing objective is to reduce our energy consumption in order to provide additional carbon dioxide emission reduction going forward. We also work hard to recycle materials and eliminate their unnecessary use, as we regularly demonstrate when we offer our clients, unprompted, even better, more environmentally aware, packaging options.