Sustainability

From production to administration, we have implemented energy-saving and environmentally-friendly initiatives across our business, including the installation of recharging stations for electric cars.

We aim to be a leader in the production of sustainable products without compromising the quality and high performance that it achieves. We work closely with suppliers and partners to enable us to offer a variety of food packaging which is produced from recyclable and sustainable materials.

PFF converts over 5,000 tonnes of post-consumer waste PET bottles and trays back into rPET food packaging every year. This equates to approximately 500,000,000 – 500ml water bottles.

Many of our food packaging products are formed from food-grade recycled PET (rPET)  which contains up to 90% of recycled material, over 50% of which is post-consumer waste.

PFF recycles our skeletal waste by re-processing it into new, thermoformable polypropylene sheet. We proactively recycle waste by collecting and recycling print scrap into non-food contact items. Outer packaging and pallets are allocated for re-use.

Generating Energy from our Waste

PFF sends zero waste to landfill. The production waste that we do not recycle ourselves is diverted to Refuse Derived Fuel facilities both in the UK and Europe. Once there, it is processed and converted into energy for heating and electricity. There is no such thing as ‘waste’ to us – we regard it as a precious resource.

Operation Clean Sweep

In early May 2020, PFF’s production site at Keighley received a certificate of recognition from Operation Clean Sweep, an international initiative, led by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) in the UK, that aims to ensure that plastic pellets, flakes, and powders passing through manufacturing facilities do not end up in seas or rivers.

PFF’s participation in the programme is evidence of our dedication to eco-conscious practices and active awareness of our corporate responsibilities.

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