Environmental award success for PA

Packaging Automation has been recognised for its green credentials after being selected as a winner of a new environmental award.

Packaging Automation, who manufacture innovative, versatile and cost effective filling and tray sealing solutions, has received the award from leading waste and recycling company, ACM Environmental PLC, for becoming a 100% Zero to Landfill Business.

The award acknowledges that none of the waste produced by Packaging Automation is sent to landfill and instead more environmentally sustainable methods are used to recycle, recover and reuse it. By working in partnership with ACM, Packaging Automation has pledged a commitment to a low carbon future by following the principles of the waste hierarchy to achieve the diversion of 100% waste from landfill.

Russ Sampson, from ACM Environmental (Manchester and Merseyside), said “We are delighted that Packaging Automation is the first recipient of a new Zero Waste to Landfill Award. We are delighted to be working in partnership with them to help implement an environmentally-sound waste management strategy and to see them achieve, and sustain such impressive landfill diversion results is extremely gratifying.”

Neil Ashton from Packaging Automation “We are extremely proud to be working with ACM to support our environmental policies. Waste reduction is a topic that is important to many of our customers, so achieving zero waste to landfill is an important step to ensuring we are in tune with their commitment to the environment. It is also pleasing that the work we have done with ACM culminating in the award has also delivered cost savings for our business."

Notes to Editors:
Packaging Automation Ltd was established in 1963 and is a leading UK manufacturer of tray sealing and pot filling and sealing machinery.
PA can offer customers a tray sealer or pot filler for a wide range of applications in the food industry including fresh produce packing such as salad, tomato, strawberry and soft fruit packing, fish, seafood, meat and chicken packing (including vacuum packing and skin packing), ready meal sealing and packing, and pot or tub denesting, filling and sealing for puddings and sauces.

Full packing lines can be specified and installed to include tray denesting, conveyoring, tray filling, film sealing including modified atmosphere packing (MAP) facilities. Foil tray sealing as well as plastic tray sealing can be accommodated on all machines as standard.

Established in 1991, ACM Environmental PLC is a recycling-led waste management company offering a progressive alternative to traditional waste management services.
ACM offers a unique total waste management solution providing industry & commerce a nationwide collection service and a sustainable licensed recycling solution with full traceability for all commercial wastes. They offer a range of services to proactively reduce the impact businesses have on the environment while cutting costs.

ACM Environmental’s expertise can help businesses meeting their corporate, social, and environmental responsibilities; and achieve the triple 'bottom line' benefit of people, profit, and the planet.

ACM Environmental has gained ISO14001 outside of existing accreditations of ISO9001, ISO18001, FBS Health & Safety Gold Award, Safe Contractor, Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice.