FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMHIL NORTH AMERICA LAUNCHES VITAL PPE FACE SHIELDS TO SUPPORT MEDICAL & INDUSTRY FRONTLINE WORKER DURING COVID-19
Mississauga, ON May 28, 2020 – Amhil North America, a leader in sustainable food packaging solutions, joins the fight against Covid-19 with the launch of its PPE Class I Face Shield.
“Shipments will begin immediately for healthcare professionals and essential services”, said Rick Babington, President of Amhil North America. “With capacity of over 1 million face shields per month, we will also supply our protective face shields to a growing number of businesses that require increased hygiene and safety protection for their workers.”
Amhil’s protective face shields are for frontline and essential workers in hospital settings, healthcare offices, covid testing facilities and home care. They can also be used for retail, distribution, manufacturing and other settings that involve close contact occupations.
Amhil’s face shields provide full barrier protective coverage, are lightweight, easy to assemble and are made from 100% recyclable food grade PET. They are available in two case sizes – either 25 or 100 units per box.
“Our entire team at Amhil is extremely proud to play a role in helping to keep healthcare professionals and employees from a variety of businesses safe and healthy”, shared Terry Durdon, VP Engineering at Amhil who led the accelerated design project. “Amhil employees are also proud users of our face shields that are mandatory across our facilities.”
About Amhil North America:
Established in 1975 and is part of the Wentworth Technologies Group of Companies. Amhil’s mission is to deliver smart, safe, sustainable packaging solutions to customers in the foodservice and food packaging industries. Amhil facilities are SQF, HACCP and GMP Certified. For more information please visit https://amhil.com/
To Order Amhil Face Shields please contact: Amhil_Customer_Services@amhil.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WENTWORTH TECHNOLOGIES SHARES CANADIAN GOVERNMENT GOALS
OF ZERO PLASTIC WASTE AND ELIMINATING LITTER
June 11, 2019 – Brantford, ON – Stone Straw and its parent company, Wentworth Technologies share in the Government concerns about plastic waste and litter.
We are pleased to see that the Government is committed to reducing plastic waste and eliminating litter by developing strategies and making decisions that are based on scientific evidence. We encourage a lifecycle assessment approach when assessing plastic products and their alternatives to ensure an optimum outcome for the environment, while avoiding unintended consequences from a broader sustainability perspective.
A major driver for the need for change is the global crisis relating to plastics in our oceans. While Canada is responsible for 0.025%* of ocean plastic waste originating from land sources, as a Canadian company, Wentworth believes we have a responsibility and leadership role in developing viable environmentally friendly solutions.
Over the past year, Wentworth has been actively working at all levels of Government in support of “zero plastic waste” strategies and initiatives including the recent CCME’s (Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment) Zero Plastic Waste workshop.
Wentworth’s mission is to develop smart, safe, sustainable packaging solutions based on the principles of a growing Circular Economy, with a focus on improving the economics of recycling, and partnering with raw material suppliers to identify supply from post-consumer resin and renewable feedstock.
As a result of this focus, the majority of our products use materials that are 100% recyclable, and are increasingly produced with recycled content. Our product offering also includes integrated solutions for events and concerts that aims to achieve recycling rates of over 80%, diverting a majority of waste from landfill.
Where recycling of products is not possible – for example with straws, we’ve worked with our supply chain partners to develop alternative solutions using renewable resources. Our new Back to EarthTM plant based compostable straws are BPI certified and meet stringent international standards.
Wentworth remains steadfast in our commitment to working with our supply chain partners, customers and all levels of Government in developing and delivering real solutions that support the goals of zero plastic waste and eliminating litter. Together we know our actions can make meaningful change.
* Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean – Jambeck et al., Science 2015
About Wentworth Technologies Wentworth Technologies is one of Canada’s largest privately owned plastics packaging manufacturers of industrial, consumer and foodservice products with 14 facilities located in Ontario, US and Poland to serve the North American and European markets. Wentworth’s mission is to develop smart, safe, sustainable packaging solutions that deliver best value.
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