RAJA and UoB at the Climate Change Summit

2 min read 25 January 2023

Last Friday, the University of Bedfordshire held a climate change summit with support from local businesses to encourage children to think more about sustainability. Sustainable packaging and education go hand in hand in creating a greener world. And so, for the second year running, RAJA UK have attended and provided the children with resources to learn about eco-conscious packaging with RAJA’s own Philip Price.

philip price raja sustainability presentation

Packaging plays a crucial role in the product distribution and consumption process, but it can also have a significant impact on the environment. Single-use packaging, such as plastic bags and bottles, take hundreds of years to decompose and contribute to the pollution of our oceans and landfills. In addition, the production and transportation of packaging materials can also contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental problems.

Which is why we’ve been working hard over the last few years to make sure our range is as eco-responsible as possible. We’ve even appointed a Corporate Social Responsibility Director in Bridgette Thieck. Our goal is to provide the best eco-responsible products at the best prices. But even if we stock the best environmentally conscious products, we still need to make sure that the younger generation knows that options exist which is why events such as the climate change summit are so important. And it’s a relief to announce that the event was also a huge success!

Crowd of people at a climate summit

How did the Summit go?

We caught up with Philip after the event to see how it went and what the children thought of our range of options. Always a favourite, the bottle box concertina of Flexi-Hex was well received – easy to understand, easy to recycle and great to demonstrate a smart alternative to package objects of a certain size. They also found Paper Bubble Wrap quite engaging, though a few commented that they were disappointed they couldn’t pop the bubbles. While disappointing for the poppers, a good sign that paper bubble will protects your goods in transit if they’re relatively unpoppable!

But the highest words of praise, according to Philip, was over-hearing one of the attendees declare “Packaging is so cool!”, and really is there any greater praise?

We all know, sustainable packaging and education are crucial tools to create a more environmentally friendly future. By providing education about the impact of packaging on the environment and the alternatives available, we can make more sustainable choices and help protect the environment.

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