Each year, 6000 tons of waste materials are consumed by AVK Plastics, from which they make new and high quality products, extending the lifetime of “old” plastics with another 50 years.
Worldwide, the environmental impact of human activities is increasingly in focus. AVK Plastics BV consider active communication of environmental performances as an integral part of their business.
By Foppe Boonstra, Quality Manager, AVK Plastics BV
Registration and communication of the environmental impact of AVK Plastics BV as an organisation is a wish expressed by many stakeholders. This increased focus was triggered again by the recent introduction of ISO 14001. The introduction of the ISO 14001 environmental management system has been one of the main environmental activities of AVK Plastics BV in the past year, which led to a good overview of the relevant environmental aspects. By setting clear priorities, AVK Plastics BV was able to control and improve environmental performances of the organisation in a thorough manner.
To get a good idea of the environmental impact of surface boxes, produced by AVK Plastics BV, it was decided to calculate the carbon footprint of thirteen different models of surface boxes. To determine the carbon footprint, the amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions, necessary for producing the surface box, was calculated; for example, the CO2 released with the production of raw materials, transporting raw materials, components or products and manufacturing of the final product. Besides the usual assessment criteria, such as price and quality, the carbon footprint is increasingly used or required as a decision parameter, by customers who want to compare products. AVK Plastics BV will also use the results of these carbon footprints as starting point for improving the environmental performance of their products.
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