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Environment Policy

“Rubberatkins will employ modern technology to reduce energy use and carbon emissions and will promote an awareness to reduce waste, minimise use of resources, reuse materials where practical and recycle to ensure our environment is protected for the future.”

Rubberatkins’ environmental commitment is strong. We have gone beyond can and paper recycling and have demonstrated our total commitment to make a difference by investing in our and the planet’s long term future. A few of our Green activities are below.

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In May 2012 Rubberatkins totally committed to its environmental philosophy when it commissioned its own on site, 300Kw Wind Turbine which has the capacity to generate all the Aberdeen site’s annual electrical power requirements.  Rubber Moulding is an Energy intensive industry and the turbine has been a great success and also makes it very easy to find us!

The Turbine makes Rubberatkins carbon neutral and saves 450 Tonnes of CO2 per annum.

Alternative Energy generation is now included in parts of the National Curriculum and we regularly host student visits from local schools who are interested in finding out more about our turbine. Teachers are welcome to call us and arrange a visit.


Having a Carbon Neutral supply of electricity naturally lead us to think about an Electric Pool Car. In May 2014 we purchased a Nissan Leaf all electric car for employee use running around Aberdeen.  We have installed a double charging station on site to allow visitors to charge their vehicles and if our evaluation of the vehicle proves a success, allows us to charge a second electric vehicle.


When we were designing our new building, opened in 2009, we gave the architect a brief to make it energy efficient whilst dramatic in design. We incorporated many energy saving features.

  • High Specification insulation
  • Large Windows with Solar absorbing glass to let in more light and retain heat.
  • Large Skylights in the factory flooding the area with natural light.
  • Light level and Proximity sensitive controls in all offices and factory.
  • LED Lighting which uses 50%-80% less power and lasts 5 times longer than Fluorescent tubes.
  • Heat recovery system in the factory which heats the showers locker room and canteen
  • Air source Heat Pumps to heat and cool the offices.
  • Other Green Initiatives
  • And of course we recycle all paper, plastic, wood, cans minimising the amount going to landfill.

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