Environmental Policy

Coast to Coast is committed to minimising, wherever possible, any adverse impact on the environment through reducing energy consumption, minimising waste, maximising efficiency and recycling in order to reduce our carbon footprint.

Coast to Coast use a steam recycling system to re-heat water which is then used in the washing process.  The practice has significantly reduced the consumption of electricity, gas and water.

Advances in the technology behind polyester products have resulted in a more durable product that is hard wearing, has a long life and requires a less rigorous wash process and at a lower temperature.  This, along with more efficient procedures, has resulted in utility usage and water consumption being reduced by more than 30%.  This project commenced in 2008 and continues to date.

Our staff are trained to be multi-skilled and are transferred to whichever machine process is required to ensure maximum efficiency of machine use and energy.

Coast to Coast adopts an ‘end of life’ strategy for all cotton and polyester products.  These items are all recycled through the appropriate agencies.

Suppliers are screened for their environmental policy and we aim to use materials and components which can be recycled if available.  We use local suppliers wherever possible.

Cardboard is compacted and recycled and a bin recycling system operates for paper, plastics, wood, metals and used printer cartridges.

Our vehicles are regularly maintained and serviced and our drivers are instructed in driving techniques for fuel efficiency ensuring that fuel consumption is as low as possible. Most of our customers are within a 60 mile radius of our factory and each driver’s route is planned carefully to keep road mileage low.

Our staff are recruited locally resulting in 80% of staff being able to walk to work instead of driving.

Office systems are paperless with all customer invoices emailed where possible and all banking transactions are electronic.

Heat generated from the factory is used to heat the office and canteen.

Coast to Coast continuously monitors it’s energy usage and wastage, reviewing and adjusting working practices, equipment and suppliers to become more efficient and minimise the carbon footprint to have minimal impact on the environment.