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AG invests in new sustainable packaging

PAVING and building products firm AG has reinforced its position as a market leader in sustainable construction through its latest investment in sustainable packaging at its Toome plant.

It has invested in the new state-of-the-art T-Rex packaging as part of its overall environmental strategy and commitment to responsible and sustainable operating practice with the new system reducing carbon emissions.

The pioneering system uses 100 per cent biodegradable pellets which are sprayed on to each product layer for added surface protection before the next layer is added on top, without compromising on the quality of the finished goods.

The system replaces the customary foam layers which are traditionally set between layers to protect the product whilst in transit.

The investment in the packaging system allows AG to deliver on product requirements through a more efficient and sustainable method further reducing carbon emissions through drastically reducing the amount of packaging in their products.

The investment was led by chief executive Stephen Acheson with support from the firm's net zero carbon team, which was set up with the aim of reducing the company's carbon footprint.

He said: “AG has a corporate social responsibility to be sustainable. We have adopted a long-term corporate philosophy that focuses on the wider message of lasting sustainable strategies and this new switch enables us to further reduce our carbon saving, lowering our carbon footprint even more.”

The firm, which has manufacturing locations in Fivemiletown, Dungannon, Toome, Ballygawley and Carryduff, already has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry and is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations to an absolute minimum.

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