Waste
management
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Although the Group’s overall waste tonnages increased due to additional sales and further acquisitions, our waste management objective to deliver a high recycling and recovery rate was met.

This has been achieved during 2018 with the support from Reconomy, our waste provider during the year, through more site audits at our facilities, local toolbox talks and utilising our waste recording portal which provides reports to help manage waste streams and costs. Not all of our sites were supported by Reconomy in 2018 and therefore assumptions have been made in the collection of certain data.

Our goal to achieve a zero to landfill status in 2018 was very close with all businesses across the Group achieving over 97% of waste diverted from landfill. The levels of waste segregated on site decreased slightly to 67% (2017: 68%).

Our Labels division, through recycling 69 tonnes (2017: 70 tonnes) of paper-based backing product as part of their waste reduction programme, again achieved the best result in the Group with 99.9% (2017: 99.9%) waste diverted from landfill.

 

Further achievements in 2018 include:

  • Appointment of Group Quality and Environmental Manager to focus efforts in this area and to support the Group in achieving its environmental goals
  • Nottingham Recycling, part of the Group, is now managing all baled corrugated and plastic waste streams

 

Our key environmental objectives for 2019 include;

  • Continuous review and appraisals of all sites every quarter with a view to making efficiencies;
  • Consider options for capital expenditure to improve efficiency in the Group’s recovery and recycling activities;
  • Incorporate all new sites under the Group waste contract therefore ensuring compliance, regular reviews and appraisals to support the overall Group targets;
  • Provide further training on portal reports to improve site waste management;
  • Deliver savings through the Manufacturing Waste Reduction Programme; and
  • Develop a transition plan to register recent acquisitions to BSI ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.

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