The Environment

At Marley, we’re committed to achieving the highest standards of environmental performance. Whether it’s reducing our carbon footprint or looking after our people and our community, Marley continues to strive for real environmental results in everything we do.

BS EN ISO 14001: 2004

The international standard that specifies a process for controlling and improving an organization’s environmental performance. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that sets out how to put in place an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). The standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact.

Materials

We use different types of plastic for the majority of our products, PVCu, Polypropylene (PP), HDPE and ABS.

PVC is used in a wide variety of applications, including windows, flooring, packaging, healthcare (i.e. blood bags) automotive and credit cards.

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Environmental impact of plastic pipe systems

The European plastic pipes and fittings association (teppfa) commissioned a study in 2010 to assess the environmental impact of plastic pipe systems compared to conventional materials. Life cycle assessments were carried out by the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and validated by Denkstatt GmbH (Austria). As well as the actual results of the LCA study an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) was also produced.

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Recycling initiatives

VinylPlus is the new ten-year Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry. It is built on

the achievements of the Vinyl 2010 programme and takes the next important steps in tackling the sustainability challenges for PVC. The regional scope of the programme is the EU-27 plus Norway and Switzerland. Five key sustainable development challenges have been identified for PVC, together with a set of working principles: 

  • Controlled-Loop Management
  • Organochlorine Emissions
  • Sustainable Additives
  • Sustainable Energy Use
  • Sustainability Awareness

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Carbon reduction

We have signed up to the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) a Government initiative which allows energy-intensive businesses to receive up to a 65% discount on The Climate Change Levy (an energy tax) by meeting energy reduction or carbon-saving targets.

  • Monitor energy use and reduce by 2.5% per annum
  • Use energy for approved activities only

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