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Excel Goes Plastic Free

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As a business we are acutely aware of the damage that plastic has on the environment and we are determined to lead the way in our industry to remove as much ‘single use plastic’ from the supply chain. It hasn’t been an easy change but one that we’ve persevered with to develop alternative ‘plastic free’ packaging for much of our copper and fibre product lines, as well as reducing card board box sizes where we can. This latest drive to remove single-use plastic bags from a range of Excel products is the latest example of our efforts to improve our sustainability – but it is by no means the end of the road. Our responsible packaging solutions are being introduced from August 2019, and will become the standard as stocks of the current packaging designs are depleted.

— Jason Rudge, Commercial Procurement Director

Read the full Press Release


See the change for yourself

Use the slider features in the below images to see how we have changed our packaging to remove single-use plastic:


Why should you #PassOnPlastic?

 

 

Reduced Waste Volume

Reduced Waste Volume

Recyclable Waste

100% Recyclable Waste

Quicker to Install

Quicker to Install

Easier On-Site Installation

Easier for Engineer On-Site

Lower Installation Costs

Lower Installation Costs

 

 

Save 60% on Preparation Time

 


Did You Know...

 

Plastic Bottle

It takes up to
1,000
years for plastic to degrade.

Fish in Ocean

If nothing is done by
2050
pieces of plastic in the ocean will outweigh the number of fish.

Plastic in Ocean

Did you know that
32%
of global plastic waste ends up in the ocean?

Turtle Entangled

Over
500
species of marine animals have either eaten or been entangled in plastic.


At Excel, we #SayNoToSingleUsePlastic

We are removing all of the single-use plastic from the majority of the Excel product packaging. Further information about the changes to the packaging and the part numbers that have been affected can be read in our information sheet online.

By switching to "natural" brown packaging options, we will be reducing our annual single-use plastic bag usage by more than 16 million bags, based upon our 2018 sales figures. This is the equivalent of over 40 tonnes of single-use plastic being removed from the supply chain and replaced with 100% recyclable packaging.

 

 

Removing 16 million bags

We are removing
16 million
single-use plastic bags from the supply chain each year.

 

40 tonnes of plastic

This equates to over
40 Tonnes
a year of single-use plastic waste.

 

Visit the Mayflex Shop or read our latest selection of Product Guides for further information about the complete Excel product range.