The Arden Group, U.K., is banning plastic in all external packaging. In their dies and engraving divisions, they have removed plastic in tooling shipments to customers.
Plastic shipping containers have been replaced with cardboard and bubble-wrap with card-wrap as part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to cut their carbon footprint and tackle plastic pollution.
The ban on plastic packaging is the latest eco-friendly move by the Arden Group. In 2020, it became an ISO 14001 certified company. ISO is an international standard, which recognizes organizations that have a successful environmental management system in place.
Sarah Poynter, operations manager at Arden Engraving, said, “Every year, 12 million tonnes of plastic is swept into the ocean and packaging makes up for almost half of all plastic-use in the U.K. Everyone has a part to play in doing their bit to protect the environment, and here at Arden we’re part of the supply chain for sustainable packaging anyway, creating the tooling for the carton and paper-based packaging sector, so it’s a natural next step for us to ban plastic within our own external packaging.”
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