Bond It fully acknowledge our responsibility to protect our natural resources, to minimise waste sent to landfill and to reduce our carbon footprint. This year, the Group will focus on waste segregation and recycling to reduce the quantity of waste sent to landfill. We will continue to manage our resources to limit our impact on the wider environment as part of our sustainability agenda.
With accreditation to ISO 14001 and a fully implemented Environmental Management System our focus this year is to review our packaging portfolio and are making steps to increase the sustainability of packaging across our core product range. We are aiming to reduce our use of virgin plastic for our tubbed materials as phase 1, which will be seen throughout our tiling products, All Weather Joint-Fill, Pre-Grits and Flooring Adhesive, to name but a few in the coming months.
The new tubs are manufactured using a minimum content of 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic which is high density polyethylene plastic. As the material is made of recycled plastic the new "greener" tubs and lids are easily identifiable by their grey colour.
The materials have been tested rigorously to ensure there are no performance issues and we are confident that storage, usability and durability of our products will be unaffected. We will continue to source new greener packs across the ranges, where possible, and work alongside suppliers who are developing solutions that will increase PCR content and drive down usage of virgin plastic in throw-away packaging.
We are also conducting extensive research in to the chemistry of our product portfolio to identify safer and greener products to replace traditional compounds that go in to the manufacturing processes. As part of our long-term sustainability programme we are aiming to make our products both safer for the user as well as kinder for the planet. Our latest addition to the range is a waterbased contact adhesive. With all the benefits of traditional solvent-based contact adhesives but without any of the hazards related to solvented formulations. Available in 5L recycled containers, this is the perfect alternative for sensitive installations where odours and flammability can cause issues for applicators.