Some of the key points that we identified from the study are:
Domestic manufacture versus importation of PPE can reduce the carbon footprint of PPE by 12%. This equates to 12,492 tonnes of CO2e over the 6 months of the study in England.
Of this 12% saving, only 2.4% comes from the reduction in overseas travel.
Mark Foulger, Commercial Director for PFF Health said: “The study findings reinforce Keighley & Ilkley MP Robbie Moore’s call to the Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove MP, to make sure the government backs British as much as possible.”
The pandemic has caused a dramatic shockwave across global economies. It has driven home the importance of in-country, economically viable and sustainable manufacturing processes. The advantages of UK PPE manufacture are many; more environmentally friendly as well as creating jobs and prosperity for the UK economy.
Earlier this year, we continued building on PFF Health’s capacity with ultra-fast UK designed and built PPE apron machines. PFF Health has also joined the Made in Britain campaign which is an important step for our business as well as for investing in the UK economy and generating employment.Back to News