Our Sustainability Values
At Flexi-Hex® we want to tread lightly. Our company was born out of a love for the sea and a desire to design a packaging solution that doesn’t persist in the environment, and negatively impact the ocean. We want to be ambitious with our commitment to stewarding the earth – going past the idea of neutrality and to lessen the amount of carbon in the atmosphere than when we started.
We are doing what we can to reduce our carbon emissions and where we cannot make reductions, we are offsetting and contributing to rewilding projects. As we grow and technology progresses, we will continue to adapt and change to ensure we are at the forefront of sustainable innovation.
Environmental issues are not mutually exclusive. We must act on our carbon emissions alongside tackling the plastic problem.
Our addiction to plastic is real, we currently make 20 times more plastic today than we did 50 years ago. The problem being that most of this is single-use and only 9% is currently recycled. Additionally, too much of this waste is ending up in our marine environments, to the extent that recent studies have revealed marine plastic pollution in 100% of marine turtles, 59% of whales and 40% of seabird species examined.
But rather than dwell on the problem, at Flexi-Hex we want to focus our energy on solutions. Our aim is to lead change and reduce waste through innovation and a positive mindset. As The Ellen MacArthur Foundation so eloquently puts it "by focusing more efforts on upstream innovation – at the design stage of a product rather than just downstream efforts such as recycling – businesses can prevent waste from ever being created in the first place".
To date, we have prevented over 805km of plastic from the packaging industry. This is the equivalent to, as the crow flies, Land's End to San Sebastian.
The total amount of plastic our customers have removed from the packaging industry by switching to Flexi-Hex.