Ok, so we’re not really saving the world, but we are doing our very best to try and help the world and the environment we live in.
At Carman Plastics, we take the environment and climate change very seriously. Have you ever wondered ‘What would modern life be like without plastic?’
According to the United Nations Environmental Programme, global plastic consumption has gone from 5.5 million tons in the 1950s to 110 million tons in 2009 and it just grows and grows. Where does all this plastic go when we’re done with it? Today Britons discard about 33.6 million tons of plastic each year, but only 6.5 percent of it is recycled and 7.7 percent is combusted in waste-to-energy facilities, which create electricity or heat from rubbish.
The rest ends up in landfills where it may take up to 1,000 years to decompose, and potentially leak pollutants into the soil and water. It’s estimated that there are also hundreds of millions of tons of plastic debris floating around in the oceans threatening the health and safety of marine life.
This is the reason why Carman Plastics use 100% recycled styrene to make our Everlast products.
We use recycled polystyrene such as waste packaging for electronic goods, waste drinking cups and other similar items that are not biodegradable, and often cause major disposal headaches for local authorities.
We are reducing the depletion of the world’s precious hardwood and softwood forests quite simply because our products can be made to look like any natural timber product such as oak, beech, teak and pine – and are stronger, more consistent and last longer.
All of our products generate no waste during manufacture and are completely recyclable.
They can be manufactured to any shape – the profile limited only by your imagination. And all of our products come with the final finish and are lifetime maintenance-free. However, if chosen, they can be treated with solvent free products such as paint and varnish.
We are addressing the environmental crisis. Environmental pressure groups recognised long ago that the world has hit a resource crisis; now all governments at the international, national and local level are taking legislative and practical action to preserve and protect the environment for generations to come. And it’s critical that they do:
Here’s why ... The world’s forests are in crisis. Approximately half of the Earth’s original forest cover has been lost forever and, of the half that remains, only around one tenth is protected, and most of this is badly managed. Latest statistics show that an area the size of North Carolina is lost to the hardwood forests each year – and the effect is being seen in dramatic climate and other changes in the world’s people and animal populations. And, whilst much work is being done in the area of recycling, all the authorities recognise that we need to do more – particularly where non bio-degradable materials like plastics and polystyrene are concerned.
So, at the end of the day, who wouldn’t want a product that looks exactly like any type of wood, metal or plastic ... and is totally made of recycled material? One that requires no painting or priming and is completely maintenance free – throughout its 50+ year life.
Well… I know I would, and so should you!
If you would like any more information about the services we offer at CarMan Plastics give us a call on 398333
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CarMan Plastics are a family run company in Bolton who specialise in UPVC doors, windows, conservatories and so much more.