Organic estate continues fight against plastic

A country estate owned by a former Shropshire man has introduced sustainable packaging for the majority of its organic meat products.

 Lord Robert Newborough
Lord Robert Newborough

The introduction of new cardboard meat trays, which can be disposed of in a standard recycling bin, is the latest victory in Rhug Estate’s war against the use of single use plastic.

As well as being made of recyclable card, the new meat cardboard trays improve the shelf life of of the organic meat from the estate near Corwen.

Lord Robert Newborough, owner of Rhug Estate, said: “I have always maintained a policy to protect and enhance the environment for the next generation.

“Continuing with my sustainable way of thinking we are constantly looking at how each aspect of the business can reduce its carbon footprint.

“We have already moved to bio-degradable and more sustainable packaging in other parts of the business including our coffee cups, coffee trays, burger and lunch boxes.

“We are continuously looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint, using more sustainable packaging materials in our farm shop and sourcing products from companies who also have similar sustainability beliefs to mine.”

The estate produces its own power through solar, hydro and wind systems to ensure a minimal carbon footprint and a truly sustainable approach to agriculture

It has also recently invested in measuring and monitoring its carbon footprint so that improvements can be made to make the entire farm business reach the Government’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Lord Newborough said: “Work will never stop on making Rhug Estate as efficient as it possibly can be.

"Climate change is our biggest threat and we owe it to the next generation to do everything we can to mitigate its effects.

"At Rhug we really care about sustainability in everything we do, organic farming, organic skin care, green energy, caring for the environment and the packaging we use.”

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