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Aico launch new eco-fit range – minimal packaging, maximum protection

Written by:
Alex Garmston
Posted On:
4th March 2021
New Product

As part of their drive to be more environmentally conscious, Aico have announced the launch of their new eco-fit range of alarms.

Aico are continuously evaluating and innovating their product ranges and services; this new range contributes to the company’s wider commitment to sustainability and the environment.

The eco-fit range is Aico’s most eco-friendly range to date and is exclusive to the technologically advanced 3000 Series of single and multi-sensor alarms: providing maximum protection with minimal packaging.

Featuring the award-winning Heat and Carbon Monoxide Multi-Sensor, the Aico 3000 Series provides whole property coverage from one series. All alarms in this series contain intelligent sensors and utilise Aico’s next-generation of wireless interconnection – SmartLINK, integrating seamlessly with the innovative Gateway for remote monitoring.

While retaining all of the features and benefits that the 3000 Series is renowned for, the new eco-fit range is available as head unit only, meaning there are no easi-fit bases, screw packs or dust covers included. This is due to the easi-fit base being universal to all current Aico products, so unless damaged, the bases do not need replacing and are often redundant, contributing to waste plastic. To combat this, the eco-fit range provides a reduction in plastic of 100%. The eco-fit range is ideal for upgrading and retrofitting properties where easi-fit bases are already in situ, making asset management greener and more sustainable.

In the UK, it is estimated that five million tonnes1 of plastic is used every year, nearly half of which is packaging, with plastic packaging accounting for nearly 70%2 of our plastic waste. The eco-fit range is available in packs of 10 in minimal, fully recyclable packaging, with a reduced instruction leaflet. This is a more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to individually packaged alarms and uses up to 58% less cardboard and paper than individual 3000 Series alarms – minimal packaging, maximum protection. This reduction in packaging means that the eco-fit range is 20% smaller, taking up less storage space.

Aico Product Development Manager Michael Wright commented “The new eco-fit range has been created with sustainability in mind – Aico are committed to reducing waste where possible and providing high quality, sustainable products. eco-fit packs are the ideal solution where existing easi-fit bases are already installed as they provide a simple way to install new alarms with minimal packaging waste. The packaging itself is also fully recyclable, all of which helps to support users of our products to reduce their waste when installing alarms”.

This new eco-friendly range comes as part of Aico’s wider commitment to the environment and their Corporate Social Responsibility programme. The company’s new HQ was sympathetically designed to benefit the area with four acres of landscaping, a large pond, habitats for natural wildlife and a solar garden on the roof for a renewable energy source.

Find out more about the new eco-fit range.

1 HM Government – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/765914/resources-waste-strategy-dec-2018.pdf  2 Wrap – https://wrap.org.uk/taking-action/plastic-packaging

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