Kent based Diamondbrite, purveyors of the industry-renowned paint and fabric protection systems, have stepped up its quest to reduce its environmental impact, with significant changes made to its bottling, lighting and concentrated trade products.
Diamondbrite produce over 1,000,000 plastic bottles annually to meet demand for its extensive range of automotive, motorcycle and leisure vehicle aftercare products. While fully recyclable, since 2019, bottles have been manufactured using partially recycled materials, contributing to a significant reduction in overall plastic production each year and thus, in plastic waste created.
In addition to the changes made to its bottle production methods, Diamondbrite has reduced the size of the bottles of their renowned professional Stage 1 and Stage 2 Protection Kits from 125ml to 100ml, thanks to in-house scientists developing a new, extra-concentrated product formula. The reduction in the size and type of bottles used has resulted in a saving in plastic creation by Diamondbrite of over 7.5 tonnes.
Since making the switch to recycled plastics, Diamondbrite has made a saving of virgin plastic (plastic resin newly created without any recycled materials) totalling 8.7 tonnes – a combined savings of over 16 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 12 average saloon cars or three fully grown African elephants. Furthermore, its 45,000 sq/ft production facility in Loughborough, Leicestershire, has been refitted with the latest energy efficient lighting, a change that will save 1.69 tonnes monthly, or 20 tonnes of CO2 each year!
Diamondbrite Marketing Director Lance Boseley commented; “We have always supplied our trade customers with highly concentrated five litre products, which helps reduce both plastic consumption and shipping weight. But we wanted to do more, and with millions of bottles being sent out or door each year wanted to reduce the impact of our products across the entire range”.
Diamondbrite continue to explore other avenues in energy usage and plastic production, and aim to impose additional measures soon to reduce its environmental impact further.