28th January, 2014: Leading packaging solutions provider Damax Sebenza Pack is 'going green' by changing the way the company does business in 2014, starting with the implementation of recycling bins and a focus on increased energy saving.
Damax Sebenza Pack places a strong focus on becoming environmentally sustainable in modern business. Managing director Brian Lovell notes that the company has started implementing major changesin anticipation of the carbon emissions tax which will be implemented in 2015.
“We want to become green, and we are proactively beginning the process now, as manufacturers are going to start being taxed for their electrical consumption, scrap, waste, and the amount of deliveries carried out with the introduction of the new carbon emissions tax,” he explains.
Damax Sebenza Pack has enlisted the help of top consultants specialising in corporatecarbon emissions reductions. Consumable waste recycling is one of the ways that the company has already startedbecoming more environmentally sustainable.
Brian continues: “All of our consumable waste in the factory is recycled and goes back into PVC piping, shoes and other products, except food packaging for health reasons. All of the material that we use in the factory is placed in a tip, which is removed and recycled every week."
According to Brian, the company has introduced recycling bins to ensure that waste is disposed of correctly. “One of the key issues in becoming green is the introduction of separating bins, where plastic, paper, toxic waste, rags, and other forms of waste are separated and disposed of properly.”
In addition to recycling factory waste, Damax Sebenza Pack is also focusing on energy saving, adds Brian. “Waste recycling is only the beginning of the company becoming environmentally sustainable. We are looking at power and water consumption too, and saving where we can."
By going green, Lovell believes that Damax Sebenza Pack can also assist with job creation. “Waste removal and recycling companies are able to create more full time employment positions as more companies commit to going green. This ultimately has a positive effect on the environment, the economy and local communities too," he concludes.