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LPR and Coca-Cola Enterprises Cut Carbon Footprint By 15%
Between 2012 and 2015, LPR, one of Europe’s leading pallet pooling providers, reduced its emissions of CO2 from 672 to 576 tonnes, in line with Coca-Cola Enterprises’ CSR policy. This equates to a decrease of 15%.
With environmental issues at the heart of its business model, LPR looked specifically at the optimisation of its pallet transport flows to reduce its carbon footprint. In line with collecting, sorting, repairing and delivering one million pallets a year to the Coca-Cola bottling plants in the south of France, LPR created a strategic plan to improve its C02 emissions.
The company implemented three measures focused on reducing emissions to ensure goals were met. The main areas targeted over the three years were pooling of transport resources, a better management of return flows and an improved pallet-loading rate. The application of all of these processes enabled LPR and Coca-Cola Enterprises to achieve the target they jointly set.
Adrian Fleming, managing director of LPR UK, said: “We are thrilled to announce this significant reduction in CO2 emissions. We’re passionate about caring for the environment and focus on continuous improvement in this area across the business. We used our expertise in this field to ensure we met our targets and it’s great to see the hard work has paid off. It was a pleasure to help a trusted partner achieve something positive and we look forward continuing to improve our carbon footprint in the coming years.”
RPC Sæplast has introduced a new handle for its popular Buggy silent meat cart with improved ergonomics that enhances health and safety in its operation.
The new Smart Handle slots vertically into the existing handles at the back of the Buggy. This increases the height of the handle, making it even easier to move the Buggy around and allowing operators to remain upright
The Buggy has already enjoyed great success in food manufacturing operations. Designed for wet and dry meats and a wide variety of other food products, it is manufactured to the German standard DIN9797 and its low weight (22kg) ensures easy handling, while a pointed slope directs the outflow of product.
The robust triple-wall polyethylene design and one-piece construction is able to withstand harsh conditions and rough handling for long-term reliability. Equally important, the Buggy greatly reduces noise compared to the more traditional stainless steel variants. It can also be specified in four colours, allowing customers to have dedicated Buggies for different areas of production.
The Smart Handle is manufactured in polyethylene and like the Buggy is fully recyclable.
Workplace equipment supplier Slingsby is urging businesses and organisations across all industries to stock up early with salt in preparation for winter, and to avoid inferior products that often fail to melt snow and ice.
Singsby supplies more than 35,000 workplace products across all industries, including an extensive range of winter products from snow shovels to grit bins. Four years ago the company opened a state of the art salt distribution and bagging plant enabling it to offer next day delivery throughout the UK, on all quantities of salt and rock salt, ranging from 25 kg to several tonnes.
Lee Wright, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Slingsby, explains: “Every year workplaces are caught out because they wait until bad weather hits before thinking about their salt stocks and then find themselves caught up in an inevitable rush to buy it. Our purpose built salt plant enables us to maintain a supply of high quality salt products throughout winter, but it’s worth remembering that salt is easy to store and keeps for a long time so it makes sense to stock up with it early.
“Workplaces should also be aware that salt quality can vary greatly when it comes to melting snow and ice. Salt should meet BS 3247: 1991, which means it contains less than four per cent moisture and can be spread easily and effectively.
“There are also two main salt products that are used for de-icing purposes consisting of white salt and brown rock salt. White salt is clean to handle and leaves no residue whereas rock salt contains mudstone, so while it’s not as pure as white salt, it goes a long way making it perfect for large sites.”