The fast-food business no longer serves up plastic toys as part of its children’s Happy Meals. So they asked us to come up with a solution to recycle 300 pallets of plastic toys via our PROCYCLE service.
Our technical team worked with our partners at Plasgran to find a solution to recycle the material into a mix of plastics. This is being used by McDonald’s to produce a range of children’s playground equipment to be installed around the UK.
The seed-treatment business has introduced internal recycling bins at two of its sites to boost recycling levels. Now, rather than putting waste that should be recycled into general waste bins at desks, staff can easily recycle items.
The holiday-park business rolled out glass and food waste recycling services at all of its 34 sites, including bars and restaurants.
It has reduced glass waste costs and improved recycling rates for holiday makers as a result.
The educational institute, which has been a customer since 1997, used to be run on a ‘pay by weight’ waste management contract. We worked together to install the appropriate containers on-site. The customer can now precisely monitor the effectiveness of its waste management regime via our Customer Hub. The institute has also benefited from an on-site combined heat and power plant which helps to avoid 5,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent every year.
We worked with the world’s largest independent bottler of beverages to provide a reliable and consistent operation of its industrial water treatment plant. This meant improving and upgrading the facility to avoid the need for off-site disposal – and the associated tanker movements – and ensure compliance with its discharge permit.
Marks & Spencer made the switch from using waste cages to using a 1,100-litre Eurobin service at 13 of its Simply Food sites. The cost-efficient new process – which reduces carbon, requires no shrink wrap and saves employees much needed time to focus on customers – was then rolled out at 26 more sites. Now the company can monitor site data to see if it is necessary to reduce the capacity of the bins, or the frequency of collections, to reflect the exact needs of each site.
The hospital introduced our PROCYCLE plastic needle cap containers on-site to increase recycling.
It plans to divert 146,000 needle caps from incineration into the recycling market every year.
An innovative food waste recycling service and engagement campaign was introduced across all of East Sussex County Council’s 185 schools. The result: an increased food waste diversion rate of 29% per school.
The well-known brand has added metal skips to its sites to increase recycling segregation while reducing its landfill taxes and general waste management costs.
2020 marked three decades of operation of our High-Temperature Incinerator in Ellesmere Port. This is where we securely treat hazardous waste streams, including laboratory waste and contaminated electrical equipment.
It is one of the most technically advanced in Europe, and the largest of its type in the UK, treating 100,000 tonnes of waste every year.
The 100,000 plastic sample tubes generated by the hospital every year – amounting to 1.8 tonnes – are now being sterilised through an autoclave process, meaning they are subjected to a gradual temperature increase under high pressure. The tubes’ labels become detached, leaving them free from contamination and able to be easily recycled. We’ve been working with the hospital for more than 27 years. In that time, our energy services have helped avoid over 124,000 tonnes of CO2 associated with heating and powering the facility.
We worked with Pinnacle Facilities Management at the university campus to introduce a four-bin solution to collect separate materials and increase recycling rates. The university can now collect different containers around the site more efficiently and does not need to hire a compactor to take care of waste contamination.
We won a six-year, £102 million contract with Norfolk County Council to manage its waste. This will mean transforming its annual 180,000 tonnes of waste into energy, saving local tax payers £2 million a year. The waste will be treated at the new state-of-the-art facility at Rookery South, Bedfordshire, which will generate electricity for 112,000 homes.
Hexcel is a leading producer of composite materials. We worked with the business to divert its lightweight honeycomb material, with aluminium foil, from landfill to recycling. This recycling means avoiding the emissions that would otherwise be produced through alternative treatment solutions.