By introducing significant changes within the business, Tetra Pak CPS has made strides in reducing its impact on the environment. For example, the Sherborne-based business is reducing the amount of solid waste it sends to landfill by recycling 45%, which is 20% above its target.
The company has also reduced its water requirements by 43%. This has been achieved with the introduction of new procedures to help monitor usage and the installation of water-saving devices throughout its premises.
The company’s energy and water-saving measures are also providing it with substantial financial savings. A £30,000 investment in energy efficient lighting has cut electricity consumption by 22%, resulting in an estimated saving of £14,000 a year on its power bills.
Tetra Pak CPS environmental co-ordinator, David Plant, said: “The company is proud of its environmental performance and openly shares its knowledge, best practice and information. By sharing our experiences, we hope that others in the industry will recognise that by doing their bit for the environment they could also be rewarded financially.
“The company is continually looking for areas to improve and become even greener, and supports its employees with training to ensure that they meet all environmental policy requirements and that their duties have a minimal impact on the environment.”
Source: Tetra Pak CPS
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