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Freefoam builds significant momentum on sustainability

  • 3 Mar 2023

A new page on Freefoam‘s website is highlighting milestones on the company’s journey to building a sustainable future.

The page emphasises Freefoam’s ongoing journey from a linear to a circular economy, showing site users the impressive range and breadth of sustainability projects Freefoam has on the go. 

It features initiatives and case studies that centre around the elimination of waste, the reuse and circulation of resources and carbon and energy reduction activities. The case studies detail the different countermeasures implemented to address waste occurring at Freefoam.

As Freefoam continues to measure and improve their sustainability performance, more content will go on with the introduction of new projects throughout the year.

Initiatives

Initiatives include using energy from renewable sources, recover and recycle schemes and introducing a closed loop production process.

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One such initiative is the ongoing replacement of all DC motors with AC motors across Freefoam. AC motors use less energy and require less maintenance than the older DC motors. Freefoam’s energy usage will go down by 64,774 kilowatt hours per annum, as well as reduced energy and maintenance costs. 

Another initiative has seen Freefoam implement a redesign and reduction project to remove the protective film on the vented section of general purpose boards, allowing for the diversion of any ‘slugs’ or waste PVC from general waste, instead to be reused in the production process.

From this scheme, the company will see 13,500kg of PVC foam diverted from general waste a year and carbon emissions down by an estimated 25,870kg CO2e per annum.

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‘Sustainability at the heart’

Colin St John, Commercial Director at Freefoam, says: “As a responsible manufacturer, we are committed to sustainable manufacturing, and it is our responsibility to monitor and reduce our overall impact on the environment.

“The new page on our website will document our commitment to putting sustainability at the heart of our organisation and through case studies we will demonstrate some of the projects we are undertaking to achieve this goal.”

Get in touch

Learn more about Freefoam’s products, service and support by visiting www.freefoam.com or calling 0800 002 9903. Follow @freefoam on Twitter.

To check out Freefoam’s sustainability initiatives, visit https://freefoam.com/professional/sustainability-archive

Contact:

Freefoam Building Products,
77-83 St James Mill Road,
Northampton,
NN5 5JP
United Kingdom

Tel: 01604 591110

Visit the Freefoam website

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