Palagan want to cut back pellet spillage

A Dunstable manufacturer has signed up to Operation Clean Sweep, an industry-led programme to ensure that plastic pellets do not escape into the environment.

Friday, 12th October 2018, 12:00 pm
Updated Friday, 12th October 2018, 12:29 pm
Palagan joins Operation CLean Sweep
Palagan joins Operation CLean Sweep

Over the last 18 months Palagan has been reducing pellet spillage that could become a source of marine plastic, signing up to the programme is the next step in the company’s green plan.

The polythene packaging manufacturer has put in place new measures and procedures to ensure plastic pellets are contained on site.

In their manufacturing site on Tavistock Street, drain covers have been installed and they have invested in new gravimetric systems to optimise raw material control and reduce spillage.

Signing up to Operation Clean Sweep is one part of Palagan’s commitment to the planet.

Their technical team work with British manufacturers to identify opportunities to reduce their overall packaging usage, and they can suggest a range of alternative materials including biodegradable and compostable packaging.

Simon Barton, Palagan’s Managing Director, said: “As a British polythene manufacturer, we have an enormous responsibility to ensure our manufacturing process doesn’t harm the natural environment.

“We are proving that high performing film shouldn’t 
be at the expense of the planet.”

Palagan is the UK’s leading manufacturer of customised high-performance polythene packaging.

Its solutions save time and money by making packing and filling faster, speeding up the processing in British factories.

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