Encirc and SCA Hygiene Products go carbon positive with tree planting

Press Release
August 2017

Encirc, has worked with global hygiene solutions provider, SCA Hygiene Products, to plant 120 new trees on its grounds in Elton, Cheshire. The saplings were planted as part of a sustainability initiative to offset carbon created by delivering paper towel products to Encirc’s North West facility.

Over a predicted lifespan of 80 years, the 120 trees will together absorb some 80 tonnes of carbon dioxide, helping to substantially mitigate the emissions from truck deliveries of Tork® paper towel products to the Encirc site. The container glass manufacturer – which employs more than 800 people in Cheshire – has also taken steps to minimise paper wastage, installing innovative new Tork® towel dispensers.

David Lightfoot, Tork® Account Manager, commented: “Encirc and SCA share a similar vision when it comes to the importance of environmental responsibility. These trees will deliver carbon savings that benefit our environment and the dispensers will support Encirc in reducing its facilities management costs and unnecessary landfill waste.”

David Burns, energy manager at Encirc, added: “Today, it’s important to consider alternative methods of increasing efficiency and sustainability. With this in mind, SCA helped us identify an important area where improvements could have been made.

“These new Tork® dispensers will allow us to save more than £9,000 over the next year alone and the saplings are ensuring the supply chain behind our tissue products is carbon positive.”

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