Generating sustainable models in business and the community.
Our aim is clear
Minimise the usage of natural resources during production and the waste produced during consumption.
We practice what we preach and actively work with suppliers and customers that share this same vision.
“We are very much committed to sustainability and a circular economy and all the benefits that go with them.”
Rita Shah, CEO of Shabra
Our Sustainability Approach
As a manufacturer, recycler and reprocessor of postconsumer materials, our current approach to adhering to a more sustainable model is multifaceted.
Energy Consumption Monitoring
Energy monitoring on all aspects of the site to understand the energy for each activity, e.g. Sorting, washing, extruding, bag making, shredding, etc.
Water Usage Monitoring
Track water usage across the site to understand the various flow rates and inform future decisions with respect to optimisation and cost efficiency.
Rain Water Harvesting
Collect rain water on all roofs to recycle and channel to the appropriate manufacturing and production processes.
ISO 14001 & ISO 9001 Standards
As a company we adhere to ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 9001 (quality management) standards.
Company-wide installation which uses much less energy to provide the same amount of light as other forms of lighting.
Transportation Vehicle Upgrades
In 2021, we replaced older forklifts with more energy efficient models.
When plastic is kept in Ireland for reprocessing, we use at least 12 times less Carbon in transport than when sending it to Continental Europe.
Future Sustainability Goals
As a company, we continue to strive and improve efficiencies within our business to make greater energy savings and reduce our carbon footprint. We are currently in the process of developing a structured roadmap that will take us to 2025 and beyond. This will take into account our current energy expenditure across all lines of the business and identify other areas where we can contribute to lasting change. Some of those aims include:
Data Driven Approach
Collecting, assimilating and understanding data across our business units, identifying trends and calls to action which can guide future decisions in our ‘Energy Reduction Programme’.
Offsetting a portion of our energy consumption by using alternative and cost-effective methods to generate energy.
Water Utilisation Programme
Managing the consumption and expenditure of water, optimising usage and ensuring waste water is reduced or recycled.
Expand Reprocessing Facility
We aim to increase our rPET output by an additional 16,000 tonnes.
Eco-Friendly Fleet Management
Transitioning our vehicles to more carbon-neutral and eco-friendly alternatives to reduce their carbon emissions.
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