Environmental Practices

Layfield and the Environment

Layfield takes pride in using low-impact manufacturing processes to create plastic products that safeguard our food and water, lower dependence on energy, and enhance green initiatives.

Reducing our Impact
As a corporation, Layfield has evolved a strategy of ongoing minimization. We reduce our impact on the environment as we learn and think of better ways to:

  • Minimize energy consumption
  • Minimize air emissions (particularly VOCs & CO2)
  • Minimize waste
  • Minimize water consumption

Making Products that Help
When plastics are used in a responsible manner they can be excellent answers to environmental questions. For example, consider plastic as a packaging material. Unlike most of the alternatives, plastic packaging materials combine many desirable qualities.

  • Plastic is “resource efficient” — it takes little energy to make.
  • Plastic is recyclable, and can help to reduce waste in landfills.
  • Plastic has good barrier properties to protect food from spoilage.
  • Plastic is lightweight, reducing fuel needs for transportation.
  • Layfield uses renewed and recycled plastic in its manufacturing process.

For more on packaging, please visit our Flexible Packaging division.

Building a Greener World
Layfield's Environmental Containment and Construction Products divisions utilize a family of plastic-based “geosynthetic” products, increasingly used in environmentally sensitive and “LEED-certified”  projects, to conserve resources and protect the environment. Lightweight, durable and easy to install, cost-effective geosynthetics require considerably less energy to ship and install than alternative construction materials. In the Oil and Gas Industry, geosynthetics are an important component of secondary containment systems that prevent hazardous substances from escaping into the environment.

Geosynthetics are being used for a variety of applications, including:

  • landfill liners
  • soil/slope reinforcement
  • floating covers for reservoirs
  • reservoir liners
  • waste water treatment
  • chemical containment
  • biogas collection
  • soil remediation
  • storm water management
  • permeable paving

For more information on geosynthetics, please visit our Environmental Containment and Construction Products divisions.