It goes without saying that this first half of 2021 has not been without its challenges. We have been facing unprecedented raw material shortages of vital resources like polypropylene, vinyl and paper. This coupled with the impact of Brexit, affecting global shipping, transport and border control has had a profound impact on the prices of these products, and we are no exception to the rule.
However, as challenging as this period has been we know this is not a lasting inconvenience.
It is also important to note that there are some astonishing positives amongst the negatives!
Southgate are proud to be at the forefront of market innovation for sustainable products. With the Plastic Packaging Tax being introduced in April 2022, reducing plastic waste and consumption is one of the most desirable requirements on every manufacturing and distribution company’s agenda. As an industry leader we are committed to developing a line of alternative products to significantly reduce packaging waste and content. As part of this continued focus we have launched a number of new products including padded paper mailers, flexible paper sleeves, paper protective wrap and paper machine tape. Furthermore, we have achieved a silver rating from EcoVadis, the worlds most trusted sustainability rating, adding further credibility
to our mission.
In addition to continuously sourcing sustainable alternative products, we are also passionate about reducing Southgate’s environmental impact. We have now published a suite of digital first brochures and catalogues which are available through our website. This not only reduces the amount of paper waste we produce but allows everyone
to access information ‘on the go’ in our fast-paced society.
As we begin to see the world slowly return to the new ‘normal’ we look forward to working in partnership with you to bring innovative products to the market.
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