At Roberts Mart we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously.
At Roberts Mart we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. We are constantly looking at ways in which we can improve our methods and ways of working so as to reduce the impact on the environment, in terms of energy usage and developing recyclable and recycled products.
We are keen to promote a circular economy for plastic, where every stage of the product’s journey is considered. This approach is not only vital to stop plastic pollution, but offers strong economic, social, and climate benefits.
By 2040 a circular economy has the potential to
Reduce volume of plastics entering our oceans by 80%
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25%
Generate savings of $200 billon per year
Create 700,000 net additional jobs
Plastic and Packaging
Plastics provide unparalleled benefits as a packaging material. This is because plastics are lightweight, resource efficient and offer excellent barrier properties. Due to these properties packaging items in plastics significantly reduces waste and saves energy.
Plastic protects and preserves as well as promoting a multitude of goods. Most products we need in our lives are dependent on functional packaging. Plastic meets many packaging requirements related to hygiene, durability
So, let’s not be so harsh when considering plastic. Instead, we should work together to make plastic more reusable, more responsibly used and recycled as often as possible.
Did you know
The world of plastic is changing all the time. There are new, modern plastics that are more sustainable, that are compostable or recyclable. At Roberts Mart we have developed a range of solutions and alternative options designed to support a circular economy and meet current sustainable challenges:
Design Guidelines for Recycling
We have used the D4ACE guidelines developed by CEFLEX – A Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging to put together a guide to make your packaging recycle ready thereby preventing waste and pollution. If designed correctly flexible packaging can be collected, sorted and recycled. All of which are critical in todays changing legislative landscape and also critical in helping brands and retailers tackle their sustainability goals.
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Looking towards the future
This machine is designed for sustainable plastic waste processing of scrap plastic materials created during the manufacturing process. This allows us to achieve zero- waste production as all production waste is fed back in and regranulated ready for reuse.
The machine can process up to 300kgs/hour of material, currently producing approximately 750 tonnes a year with capacity to handle more. It currently handles our own process polythene waste but can also handle customers clean polythene scrap and waste too to help contribute towards reducing the amount of virgin plastic in circulation.