Freefoam highlights green credentials

Freefoam has launched a new page on its website to highlight its commitment to sustainability.

The page features initiatives and case studies that centre around the elimination of waste, the reuse and circulation of resources and carbon and energy reduction activities. The case studies detail the different countermeasures implemented to address waste occurring at Freefoam.

Initiatives include using energy from renewable sources, recover and recycle schemes and introducing a closed loop production process.

One such initiative is the ongoing replacement of all DC motors with AC motors across Freefoam. AC motors are said to use less energy and require less maintenance than the older DC motors.

Freefoam claims its energy usage will be reduced by 64,774 kilowatt hours per annum as well as reduced energy and maintenance costs.

In another initiative, Freefoam implemented a redesign and reduction project to remove the protective film on the vented section of general purpose boards, allowing any ‘slugs’ or waste PVC to be diverted from general waste and reused in the production process.

The company says that this will result in 13,500kg of PVC foam diverted from general waste a year and carbon emissions reduced by an estimated 25,870kg CO2e per annum.

Colin St John, commercial director at Freefoam, said: “As a responsible manufacturer, we are committed to sustainable manufacturing, and it is our responsibility to monitor and reduce our overall impact on the environment.

“The new page on our website will document our commitment to putting sustainability at the heart of our organisation and through case studies we will demonstrate some of the projects we are undertaking to achieve this goal.”