The relentless consumption of plastics continues in the manufacturing industry, with only 10% of plastics re-entering the value chain through recycling or reuse. To solve that challenge, one company has found a way to successfully reduce its use of plastic by 50%. Founded in 1999, Daysoft Limited has manufactured and supplied over 1 billion daily disposable contact lenses direct to wearers in over half of the countries on the planet from its single site in Blantyre, Scotland. The company both manufactures and supplies contact lenses direct to wearers, and its e-commerce business platform is underpinned by excellence in customer care and the repeated development of inventive manufacturing techniques with worldwide intellectual property protections. The bottom line: Radical thinking and action can reduce plastics consumption in manufacturing dramatically, release significant productivity and product quality gains, and reduce operating costs.

During this presentation, you will learn:

- Why Daysoft rejected conventional incremental thinking as a route to change.
- How conceptual changes in packaging and manufacturing process design gave a 50% reduction in plastic consumption.
- The importance of early circularity and end-to-end thinking to champion change and maximize outcomes.

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Alan Ralph
Managing Director at Daysoft Limited Blantyre, Scotland
Alan Ralph is Managing Director at Daysoft Limited; he joined the company in 2000, in its start-up phase, and prior to his current role held executive and senior QA, Regulatory and Operational positions with the company. His experience and leadership cover development and management of the company’s unique e-commerce platform, product inception to launch, operations and manufacturing process excellence and medical device regulatory approval in multiple jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Daysoft Limited he held senior Technical and Regulatory roles in the FMCG tamperproof closure sector and in aluminium processing and coating for foodstuffs and pharmaceutical packaging.

He is a Chemistry and Chemical Engineering graduate of the University of Strathclyde.
Keren Sookne
Editorial Director, Healthcare Packaging
As Director of Editorial Content for Healthcare Packaging, Karen Sookne enjoys covering the creative application of automation and packaging to make people's lives better. Prior to joining HCP, Sookne was a manufacturing engineer in the biopharmaceutical industry. With in-depth process knowledge and a chemical engineering degree from UC Santa Barbara as a background, Keren reports on and oversees the coverage of a variety of healthcare topics, including innovations in cold chain logistics, packaging, and serialization.
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