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Plastic not so fantastic

Plastic not so fantastic

Removing plastic packaging


Tags: Unipart Dorman Value - Corporate Social Responsibility


13km of plastic. Imagine walking, or running, that distance with plastic bags underfoot all that way, it's quite a thought. It's the length of the plastic packaging we've removed from our Unipart Dorman signal heads, every year, it's not an inconsequential amount.

We began by designing plastic free packaging for our North American Wayside Signals, then made a similar change with our UK signal packaging, with even greater impact.

Unipart Rail's Richard Flanagan said "We are aware that we can use a lot packaging materials in our supply chain services sending thousands of products out every day to our customers around the world. With our customers we assessed the packaging of our signals and realised that we could remove it completely without any effect to the products performance. We're thrilled that we can achieve such a lot with just one small activity, and we are now looking at other ways we can reduce single use plastics."

We already use shredded used cardboard boxes in our packing - which is both re-use AND recyclable/biodegradable and we are actively looking at further ways to reduce our environmental impacts.

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Dave Tilmouth

Head of Marketing Communications

I'm Head of Marketing Communications for Unipart Rail, so I get to be involved in lots of exciting stuff across Traction & Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and road traffic. My colleagues know me as someone who has a perspective on everything, as well as being a bit of an extrovert!

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