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We take another big step toward our SME Climate Commitment to half our CO2 emissions by 2030 and to be net-zero by 2050. As part of our SKYGREEN agenda, we’re pleased to announce that our Scunthorpe facility is now 100% powered by renewable electricity backed by REGOs

What are REGOs?

Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs), are certificates which show that electricity has been generated from renewable sources. Energy generators are given one REGO for each megawatt hour of electricity they produce. All of this is administered by Ofgem (the Energy Industry Regulator).

Renewable energy is energy that comes from sustainable sources. This means that they won’t run out, unlike other energy sources such as coal. Some examples of renewable energy out there include solar power, wind power and hydro-energy.

Why use renewable energy?

Because we only have a limited amount of resources, such as fossil fuels, whereas renewable energy is potentially unlimited. Renewable energy sources also cause less damage to the environment, as well as reduce carbon emissions and the effects of global warming.

It is our top priority to continue to move towards a sustainable future, not only in the materials we manufacture but the way in which we make them. Switching to 100% renewable energy is another contribution to our REDUCE headline under our SKYGREEN agenda.

Dan Richards – Sales & Marketing Director

As part of our continuing drive to provide environmentally friendly packaging solutions to our valued clients, Skymark Packaging International Ltd. are pleased to announce we have successfully undertaken an audit for the FSC®  Chain of Custody system.

 The FSC®  Chain of Custody system is designed to ensure that any paper-based products carrying the logo is grown, logged and processed in line with ethical, safety and legal compliance, meaning customers can rest assured that the product they purchase is part of a rigorous supply chain assessment that has the environment, as well as worker’s well being at the heart of everything.

 As part of our expanding offering of environmentally friendly and ethically sourced packaging material solutions, FSC®  offered the perfect fit to further strengthen our commitment to the environment and all our stakeholders.

 Each partner in the supply of FSC®  labelled product must be certified for any FSC®  claims to be made by any party.

 This significant milestone allows our clients to explore alternative packaging formats, safe in the knowledge that their entire supply chain meets the requirements for sustainable forestry and integrity of products.

 As a result of this positive Audit assessment, we are now able to provide both our traditional Flexible plastic packaging solutions, as well paper-based packaging formats to a growing audience of environmentally conscious end-users.

 Sitting alongside our recycle-ready SKYMONO PE laminate offerings, as well as our well-established plastic packaging offerings containing minimum 30% recycled content materials, our new printed SKYPAPR offerings offer the opportunity for consumers to easily recycle materials from the comfort of their home, causing minimal disruptions all the while providing the peace of mind that the material choices they make ensure the best possible option for sustainability.