Bond It, a UK manufacturer of building chemicals, acknowledges its responsibility to protect natural resources, minimise waste sent to landfill and reduce its carbon footprint.
This year, the group will focus on waste segregation and recycling to reduce the quantity of waste sent to landfill. The company has set a target and will continue to manage its resources to minimise impact on the wider environment as part of this sustainability agenda.
With accreditation to ISO 14001 and a fully implemented environmental management system, the company’s focus this year is to review its packaging portfolio. It’s taking steps to increase the sustainability of packaging across its core product range. The target is to reduce its use of virgin plastic for tubbed materials as phase one, which will be seen throughout its tiling and flooring product ranges.
As the material is made of recycled plastic, the greener tubs and lids are easily identifiable by their grey colour. The tubs are manufactured using a minimum content of 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic which is high density polyethylene plastic.
The materials have reportedly been tested to ensure there are no performance issues, meaning customers can be confident the storage, usability and durability of products will be unaffected. The company says it will continue to source greener packs across its ranges, where possible, and work alongside suppliers who are developing solutions that will increase PCR content and drive down use of virgin plastic in packaging.
The company is also conducting research into the chemistry of its product portfolio to identify safer and greener products to replace traditional compounds used in the manufacturing processes. As part of its long term sustainability programme, Bond It is aiming to make its products safer for the user as well as kinder for the planet.
The latest sustainable addition to the range is a water-based contact adhesive. With all the benefits of traditional solvent-based contact adhesives but without any of the hazards related to solvent-based formulations. Available in 5L recycled containers, the product is a suitable alternative for sensitive installations where odours and flammability can cause issues for applicators.