So – aside from our practical processes, exactly what kind of proof can we provide that we’re one of the world’s most forward-thinking sustainable packaging manufacturers?
At Curtis Packaging, we have met or exceeded the standards required for:
The FSC® – or Forest Stewardship Council® – are an internationally recognised NGO dedicated to the responsible management of the world’s forests. Supported by the Woodland Trust, the WWF, and Greenpeace, the FSC® operates across 50 countries.
ISO standards are internationally agreed by experts in each relevant field. ISO 14001 lays out a strict framework that companies must meet to obtain certification.
The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) provide support and accreditation for UK companies in the printing industry. Their Zero Foil to Landfill Scheme certifies operation that sees no foil packaging products sent to landfill.
The foil waste is converted to solid recovered fuel (SRF) to be used in the cement industry. This is used as a replacement for fossil fuels such as coal with 12 tonnes of the polyester film replacing 10 tonnes of fossil fuel. Any ash remnants generated during the incineration process are also utilised in the clinker of the cement, ensuring a fully closed recycling loop.
The World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity – protecting the world’s most important and threatened habitats and areas.
We are the first company in the UK to achieve the prestigious World Land Trust certified carbon balanced packaging accreditation. This doesn’t just measure and balance our working methods – but also considers the carbon impact of the materials we use from beginning to end.