Film firm flying high

A GREENOCK polythene films manufacturer is helping a group of Scottish school children learn more about the benefits of recycling.

Cameron McLatchie, British Polythene Industries (BPI) plc

Bpi.visqueen, part of British Polythene Industries (BPI) plc, has donated a set of scales that will be used by nearby Gourock Primary in its bid to achieve an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.
The firm which offers a wide range of high performance products including palletwrap, pallet stretch hoods, FFS films, ISO and IBC liners and high strength sacks, is assisting the pupils the Eco-Schools programme, an international scheme that encourages schools to improve their environmental performance.
It is also a learning resource that raises awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues throughout activities linked to curricular areas.
Meanwhile, BPI chairman Cameron McLatchie (pictured) said the group’s preliminary results for 2011 were just ahead of market expectations and well ahead of 2010.
He said: “This was achieved against a background of difficult trading conditions, with volatile raw material costs and periods of subdued demand from certain sectors.
“Our business is in better shape than ever and is growing in the more resilient sectors of the economy with emphasis on agriculture and the food chain. We have demonstrated in recent years that we can cope with significant raw material volatility, and the board currently anticipates a further satisfactory year in 2012.”