Waste Not, Want Not
In 2001, Cullen added moulded pulp manufacture to its already significant corrugate operation. As the only UK manufacturer of both, they realised the potential to close the loop between both processes on site. During the corrugate manufacture, offcuts are produced. These offcuts are directly recycled and mixed with water to form the slurry which is shaped, pressed and dried to form the moulded pulp products. This means their moulded pulp range is a packaging alternative made from recyclable raw materials, reducing the amount of virgin paper used to zero. With more than 1 billion moulded pulp units manufactured in the last decade, Cullen has put a lot of ‘waste’ to good use.