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Bond It drives sustainability initiatives with ‘Greener’ packaging and safer products

BOND It, which says it ranks as one of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers of building chemicals, adds that it fully 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. It says it has a target and will continue to manage their resources to minimise impact on the wider environment as part of its sustainability agenda.

With accreditation to ISO 14001 and a fully implemented environmental management system its focus this year is to review its packaging portfolio and are making steps to increase the sustainability of packaging across the core product range. The target is to reduce its use of virgin plastic for tubbed materials as phase 1, which will be seen throughout their flooring and tiling products ranges.

Says the company: ‘As the material is made of recycled plastic the new ‘greener’ tubs and lids are easily identifiable by their grey colour. The new tubs are manufactured using a minimum content of 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic which is high density polyethylene plastic.

‘The materials have been tested rigorously to ensure there are no performance issues and are confident that storage, usability and durability of their products will be unaffected. They’ll continue to source new greener packs across the ranges, where possible, and work alongside suppliers who are developing solutions that will increase PCR content and drive down usage of virgin plastic in throw-away packaging. We also use recycled materials on all our outer cartons, accredited with FSC certification, sourced from responsible suppliers.’

The company is also conducting extensive research into the chemistry of its product portfolio to identify safer and greener products to replace traditional compounds that go into 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. Concludes the company: ‘With all the benefits of traditional solvent-based contact adhesives but without any of the hazards related to solvented formulations. Available in 5L recycled containers, this is the perfect alternative for sensitive installations where odours and flammability can cause issues for applicators.’
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