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CO2e emissions manufacturing a 35% recycled tree shelter

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recycled content in Tubex Standard tree shelters

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recycled content on Tubex netting

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Tree shelters recycled through the Tubex Collection & Recycling programme in 2021

Sustainability Strategy

Our Products Impact

At Tubex, we strongly believe in the benefits that tree shelters bring to the forestry industry and the planet. In 2019 it is estimated that tree shelters saved over 13 Million saplings that otherwise wouldn’t have survived, in the UK alone. However, we are aware that the main challenge that faces the industry is the disposal of these tree shelters at the end of their life. That’s why we are moving away from a linear model based on the take-make-waste premise, and strive to move forward towards a Circular economy.

Our standard tree shelters and netting solutions are already manufactured with recycled polymers. Our goal is that by 2022 our tree shelters will be manufactured with up to 100% recycled content. We are aware that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Tubex Nature, is our answer for hard to reach areas, where collection is not practical. Tubex Nature is a new generation of tree shelters that has been designed to be biodegradable and non-toxic, currently in trial across the UK* *Currently under testing for ISO:17556 Soil Biodegradability. Tested against OECD 207 for Earth-worm ecotoxicity and OECD 208 for Plant ecotoxicity – No acute toxicity detected

Closing the


Tubex Collection and Recycling Programme

This year, we launched the Tubex Collection & Recycling Programme. With the creation of the Collection & Recycling Programme we hope to be able to offer a simple and effective solution to close the loop and ensure responsible disposal is within reach for everyone. The programme is based on the collection of used tree shelters, we will provide dumpy sacks that once full of used tubes will be collected and transferred to a recycling plant, where they will be washed and afterwards recycled into rPP pellets. Then the rPP pellets will be re-used in Tubex products or other Berry Global products.

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Our Commitment

Continuously engaged partners, and optimised, eco-friendly products

Impact 2025

In 2019, we were proud to announce our sustainability strategy through our Company initiative named Impact 2025

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Sustainable Products & Services

Sustainability is an essential design principal in new product development.

Operation Clean Sweep

Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is an international program designed to prevent and help keep plastic litter materials out of the marine environment.

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