Lakes introduces 100% recyclable packaging

  • 13 Mar 2019

Manufacturer of innovative showering spaces, Lakes, is the first to introduce new fully-recyclable packaging to reduce its impact on the environment.

The new packaging comes after months of research and development and demonstrates Lakes’ commitment to improving its impact on the environment. In addition, Lakes will be extending to 100% recycling of all product waste, primarily glass and aluminium, and of all recyclable site and office waste.

Packaging is at the heart of how Lakes can reduce plastic waste, or ensure it is recycled responsibly. This new packaging alone will remove approximately 2,000 kilometres of banding a year from landfill and nearly two million pieces of polystyrene.

Lakes’ announcement follows the concerning statistics in the January 2019 Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) report, which reported that 44.3% of plastic consumption in the UK is used in packaging – the main recyclable material in the bathroom industry.

Mick Evans, Lakes Operations Director, comments: “We are extremely pleased with this outcome following many months of research and development to improve our packaging in a practical sense, for easier safe handling, and very importantly in reducing the impact on the environment. We hope other manufacturers follow our lead with this.

“We are also working to significantly reduce our overall carbon footprint in 2019 by supporting UK carbon offset projects and Carbon Trust initiatives. It’s an exciting journey in more ways than one, so look out for more updates soon!”

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