We work to ensure we meet all our own environmental responsibilities whilst working closely with our customers to help them achieve theirs.
Sustainability underscores everything that we do.Sustainability underpins the products we manufacture and the way we run our operations. We work to ensure we meetall our own environmental responsibilities whilst working closely with our customers to help them achieve theirs.
We produce plastic components and consumables where plastic is the most sustainable material available and provides unbeatable technical performance.
Within each of our specialist application sectors and for each technical application, no material has a better carbon footprint than plastic, provided each is recycled and reused effectively.
When we manufacture high volume components and consumables, our plastic engineered solutions help create more sustainable products and minimise the environmental footprint.
In our applications, using plastic (instead of alternative materials) reduces overall fuel usage, improves fuel efficiency, reduces water use and minimises food waste.
Plastics have a strong environmental profile. All polymers are lightweight, durable, low carbon and recyclable. And they are not a major drain on our natural resources. Only 4% of global oil production is used for plastics. (BPF)
Today we see waste as the issue
We see waste as the key opportunity for improvement. In our effort to support the vision for a circular economy for plastics, we focus our efforts on three areas of waste management.
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Waste not want not
We are committed to increasing the recycling of our internal waste. Internal plastic scrap represents about 10% of our plastic usage. Our goal is to increase the recycling of this scrap from less than 1% of plastic used to 7.5% of total plastic used, by 2021. The remaining 2.5% is likely to go to recycling or synthetic fuel as we cannot currently re-use it.
Where possible we facilitate improved recycling by our customers and advising them about more sustainable alternatives; thinner/stronger materials being the most obvious opportunity at present.
Synnovia is committed to providing the best performing, most sustainable products to answer its customers’ needs. We continually research and assess alternative materials to ensure our engineered solutions offer the best performance possible using the most suitable materials.
Synnovia is committed to exploring & developing:
Lighter/thinner but stronger materials, Re-usable and recycled materials, End-of-life waste solutions, Partnerships with research establishments to develop new materials.
Sustainability in Action
Polythene has lower carbon footprint than paper
An independent study by the Carbon Trust to assess the carbon footprint of Flexipol 25kg polythene sacks against equivalent paper... Read more
Synnovia businesses sign up to Operation Clean Sweep
All Synnovia businesses have signed up to Operation Clean Sweep, the industry led programme to ensure plastic pellets do not... Read more
Flexipol introduces eco-range material
Flexipol, the specialist manufacturer of sacks, bags, liners and pouches, has developed and introduced a new high tensile film for... Read more
Value engineering saves 90 tonnes of plastic
Flexipol, the specialist manufacturer of sacks, bags, liners and pouches, partnered with a major worldwide ingredients manufacturer to reduce the... Read more