Here at Ferguson we are delighted to announce a significant reduction in the use of plastic and cardboard materials in our packaging. In addition, we have specified a minimum amount of recycled content for our cardboard boxes.
At the beginning of 2021 we set up a task force to look at ways of improving our environmental impact. This has resulted in several key improvements to our packaging as follows:
Although we have greatly reduced the amount of plastic in our boxes, we do use some EPE foam to protect our products. Our EPE foam is recyclable, but there is currently no infrastructure for it in the UK.
How can you help
Please do what you can to responsibly dispose of or recycle your cardboard box and packaging. All of our cardboard boxes and paper are widely recycled in the UK. These can be disposed of through your usual recycling waste collection methods or at local recycling centres.
The clear plastic bags used in Ferguson packaging are recyclable, but not always through the kerbside plastic recycling methods. However, these can now be recycled in many UK supermarkets. Please find the full list here – https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/plastic-film, or check with your local council’s recycling policy.
Ferguson is committed to a zero waste, zero carbon future. With new packaging methods continually being explored, we are always looking at ways to improve our impact on the environment. This covers all aspects of our business, from product development to supplier sourcing and shipping to manufacturing.
If you would like any further information on Ferguson’s environmental policies or indeed have any suggestions of your own then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org