How can glass champion wildlife?

Encirc is a sustainable business leader in the glass-making industry. The company is constantly looking for new ways to improve how its sites operate, and to reduce its impact on the natural environment.  

Big plans

Encirc’s Elton site has welcomed a Landscape and Nature Management Plan, drawn up by Conservation Contracts North West (CCNW). The plan was created with the intention of maintaining and preserving wildlife and their natural habitats within Encirc’s 60-hectare site over the next four years. In addition, the company’s Derrylin site has worked with Ulster Wildlife, Northern Ireland’s largest local conservation charity, to develop a plan to enhance the biodiversity of the facility.

Progressive partnerships

Encirc aims to inspire people to champion wildlife, promoting the value of nature and the impact it has on our own lives. By working with CCNW and Ulster Wildlife on a variety of projects, the company’s goal is to conserve and enhance the variety and health of species living within and around the Elton and Derrylin plants. This will also help to ensure that Encirc remains at the forefront of progressive action in the sector.

Moving forward

One of Encirc’s top priorities is to ensure that existing wildlife continues to cohabit peacefully in its surroundings. To achieve this, Encirc has put plans in place to improve air, water, and noise quality, which will benefit both human and wildlife communities. These include the installation of bird and bat boxes on its sites, as well as introducing a variety of new plants.

This story shows how the Encirc supports Goal 15: Life on Land, specifically Target 15.5: “Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.”

About Encirc

Based in Ireland and Cheshire, Encirc is a manufacturing company with a difference. Since the late 1990s, Encirc has been at the forefront of container glass manufacturing. Unlike its competitors, it offers filling and logistics services alongside container glass manufacturing, which is unique in this field.

Learn more about Encirc.