2021 UN Climate Change Conference Glasgow (COP 26)

26 October, 2021

In the run up to COP 26, all things environmental have been at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts. There is a buzz in the air and the City of Glasgow looks forward to hosting what we hope will be a successful platform to bring about positive change. Big changes are needed but small ones add up. 

With that in mind, here at Merson, we have been thinking of ways we can ramp up our recycling efforts and rolled out an initiative to help reuse cardboard packaging.  As well as recycling our incoming packaging, staff have been bringing boxes and tubes from home, which would otherwise have ended up in their personal recycling bins, and we have been putting them to use around the factory. This has resulted in significant cost savings but more importantly, has reduced general waste as unfortunately, some of the packaging we receive is not suitable to be fully recycled as it contains adhesives. The use of tubes to protect vinyl products in transit has also helped us reduce our NCRs (non-conformance reports) so it’s a win-win situation. All-round great effort from Team Merson, with special thanks to KM & Logistics Supervisor, Paul Chawner for the photo opportunity and SHEQ Manager, Joe Chaney for spearheading this project.