The MP for Stretford and Urmston has been looking into some of the challenges and opportunities facing the packaging industry, particularly surrounding sustainability, following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
Kate Green MP recently visited SAICA Paper at its Greater Manchester mill, known as PM-11, and took part in a round table discussion looking at a number of issues.
During her visit, she was also given a demonstration and tour of SAICA’s control room.
SAICA president Ramon Alejandro stressed that as a global packaging company, his employer remains committed to investing in the UK so was keen to hear what insights the Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston since 2010, could offer.
The company is currently investing more than 60million Euros directly into the UK as part of its Renove investment plan.
Mr Alejandro said: “We were delighted to welcome Kate Green MP to PM-11 and show her around our new state-of-the-art control room. SAICA’s place within the Carrington community is very important to us and it was great to be able to give our local MP a live demonstration of the high-tech equipment.
“As a global packaging company committed to investing into the UK, it was fascinating to hear Ms Green’s views facing our sector and the wider industry at the moment.”
The PM-11 mill employs state-of-the-art technologies to minimise the environmental impact of producing containerboard papers and is designed to use 40% less water and 50% less electricity per tonne of paper than the industry’s guidelines.