Southgate Contributes to the Circular Economy

Southgate Packaging is committed to the movement known as the ‘circular carbon economy’ that aims to create a more sustainable way of working and living. To achieve this, Southgate ensures that every one of its new products meets at least one of the four Rs: Reuse, Recycle, Reduce & Remove – which are the pillars of a successful circular economy.


As part of its goal to lead in this field, Southgate invested in a specialist team, focusing on new product development as part of its continued, pioneering activity to lead the industry in developing sustainable packaging products. In the last year, Southgate has launched several new sustainable products. These include another Paper Tape Dispenser and Void Fill, with many more innovations to come.


Southgate is committed to developing a line of alternative products to expand its current range and drastically reduce packaging waste and plastic content. The company is determined to play a pioneering and important part in convincing the packaging industry to reduce its impact on the environment and climate change.


Craig Turner, Managing Director of Southgate Packaging, said: “With the increase in demand for packaging supplies having a knock-on effect on the supply chain, we are already starting to see industry restrictions on items such as corrugated boxes. In addition, there is also a need for warehouse space and fulfilling daily order quotas.


“To meet these changes we are taking responsibility by giving our customers sustainable packaging solutions, reducing waste and plastic content, whilst feeding into the consumer shift for more eco-friendly packaging products.


“Our mission is to have a suite of eco-friendly options available for every product.”


Southgate recently developed the PWN4 air pillow system. It’s the fastest small pillow system yet. Its compact size means that it is mobile, flexible and can be moved around with ease to suit customers’ needs.


The PWN4 is the fastest machine on the market.  The four speed modes of 4/6/8/10m per minute offer unbeatable speed without compromising on quality. Also, there is no heat-up phase, saving time and increasing efficiency.


Craig added: “Our latest product launch is part of our mission to continually focus on product innovation and the development of new, eco-friendly packaging alternatives. We firmly believe that it is a must-have sustainable alternative for those using void fill and will help us and our clients contribute to the circular economy.”


Southgate’s focus for 2021 and beyond will be to develop and promote the idea of a circular economy, inspiring businesses on an international scale to embrace a global solution to sustainability and eliminating waste. New product development is a key part of achieving this goal.

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