Encirc and SCA Hygiene Products go carbon positive with tree planting

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Glass manufacturer and bottler, Encirc, has partnered with SCA Hygiene Products to plant 120 new trees on its grounds in Elton, Cheshire. The saplings have been planted as part of a sustainability initiative to offset carbon created by delivering paper towel products to Encirc’s North West facility.

Over a predicted lifespan of 80 years, the 120 trees are expected to absorb some 80 tonnes of carbon dioxide which, according to Encirc, will help to mitigate the emissions from truck deliveries of Tork paper towel products to the Encirc site. The container glass manufacturer – which employs more than 800 people in Cheshire – said it has also taken steps to minimise paper wastage by installing new Tork towel dispensers.

David Lightfoot, Tork account manager, said: “Encirc and SCA share a similar vision when it comes to the importance of environmental responsibility. These trees will deliver carbon savings that benefit our environment and the dispensers will support Encirc in reducing its facilities management costs and unnecessary landfill waste.”

David Burns, energy manager at Encirc, added: “Today, it’s important to consider alternative methods of increasing efficiency and sustainability. With this in mind, SCA helped us identify an important area where improvements could have been made."

The new Tork dispensers are anticipated to allow the glass manufacturer to save more than £9,000 over the next year while the saplings are expected to ensure the supply chain behind the tissue products is carbon positive.


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