Packaging firm outlines plans to invest in sustainable solutions

SOUTHGATE has announced it is investing in developing a range of new, eco-friendly packaging solutions.

Over the past year, the company has launched several new sustainable products including another paper tape dispenser and void fill, with more to come. The firm said it is committed to developing a line of alternative products to expand its current range and ‘significantly reduce’ packaging waste and plastic content.

For example, Southagte revealed its carbon neutral air cushions already use 53% of recycled content, while the firm’s water activated tape product reduces the amount of tape needed compared to standard packaging tape. The company’s air pillow void fill is also said to use less material than other void fill alternatives, consisting of 98% air.

Craig Turner, MD at Southgate Packaging, said, “With the increase in demand for packaging supplies having a knock on effect on the supply chain, we are already starting to see industry restrictions on items such as corrugated boxes. In addition, there is also a need for warehouse space and fulfilling daily order quotas. With such a huge increase in demand, we are taking responsibility by giving our customers sustainable packaging solutions, reducing waste and plastic content, whilst feeding into the consumer shift for more eco-friendly packaging products.

“Currently we are re-focusing on our most sought after sustainable products, whilst developing new product innovations, with plans to have a suite of eco-friendly options available for every product.”