Tackling Single-Use Plastics – Best Practice Guide for Business from Edie

Edie have updated their report that includes a best practice guide for businesses who wish to tackle single-use plastics. The report was launched on 24/3/21. It outlines the steps that businesses can and should take to “identify, reduce, replace and eliminate single-use plastics from their operations, supply chains and products and services as part of efforts to build back better from the coronavirus pandemic”.

It also addresses other topics, such as the government (UK) and corporate willingness to deal with the complex and difficult issues of tackling the problem of single-use plastics in light of the COVID19 pandemic. While this report is a UK focused report, this is still a useful guide for Irish and other non-UK based businesses.

Who are Edie?  

Edie are a UK-based business media brand website that empowers sustainability, energy and environmental professionals of all levels to make business more sustainable by providing award-winning content and events. Their website has a huge volume of information about all matters relating to sustainability.

What does the report include?  

  • Existing case studies from businesses

  • Practical steps on how to turn the tide on single-use plastics

  • An update on the impact that the pandemic has caused

  • A discussion on whether it has limited corporate efforts to remove single-use plastics from facilities, operations, products and services and supply chains

  • Outlines how businesses focused on the issue when the first lock-down in the UK was lifted

  • Looks a new normal for single-use plastics across the nation.

You can download the report here.  

Contact Us for Advice on Sustainability  

If you would like some specific help with understanding sustainability, we can advise you on the following topics:

Demonstrating to your customers that your packaging is sustainable: For example, if you are a food manufacturer, we can help you demonstrate to your customers that your packaging is sustainable. For example, we can show you how our sustainable boards are traceable right back to the forest in which the tree grew. We can clarify what terms such as FSC-approved boards, cellulose window film versus fossil fuel-based window film, compostable, recyclable etc actually mean. We can explain what being members of Repak and Sedex actually mean.

Sustainable Claims: We can explain what claims you can and can’t make about the sustainability of your packaging that we have produced for you.

Sustainable Boards: We can also advise you about what type of board is suitable for your packaging, depending on the conditions in which it will be used e.g. freezer board for frozen products, moisture-barrier boards for foods with a high moisture/grease content etc

Contact us for a discussion about your sustainable packaging project on 01 847 0044 or sales@dollard-packaging.ie or read our blog on Sustainable Packaging – 8 Ways We can Help you | Dollard Packaging (dollard-packaging.ie)

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