GoldMany congratulations to the following companies who have received a Gold Zero Waste Award
Leading manufacturer of biscuits, savory snacks and crisps including McVitie's, Penguin, go ahead!, Jacob's, Twiglets, Hula Hoops, Mini Cheddars, McCoy's, and KP.
In 2011, United Biscuits achieve its goal of sending zero waste to
landfill across all UB sites, four years ahead of the original deadline. This
initiative required a complete culture change and UB involved both their
employees and suppliers in the process to generate ideas on how to reduce
A detailed analysis of UB’s generated waste highlighted that a third of
waste could have been recycled, a third was due to excessive packaging and a
third should genuinely be sent to landfill. Recycling facilities were expanded
to cope with the first third; workshops with suppliers were held to come up
with solutions to reduce packaging waste, a by-product of which was a reduction
in operating costs. Any material UB were absolutely sure could not be avoided
or recycled was incinerated to generate energy.
This fresh approach to waste
minimisation has spread to other parts of the business, and UB have found
solutions in reducing consumer packaging, which has resulted in less pallets
being used and the equivalent of 500 less lorry journeys, benefiting both the
environment and the business.
"Our original goal was to
achieve zero waste to landfill by 2015 but we actually achieved this by the
start of 2012. Meeting this goal required
every single person in the business to change the way they worked to help us to
massively reduce the total waste and to increase the amount of waste that was
Bob Brightwell, Head of Corporate Communication, United Biscuits
Through its expanding national network of 21 locations Burnt Tree offers the most diverse fleet of flexible rental and contract hire vehicles in the UK, all supported by industry-leading expertise and customer service standards.
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FM Conway is an infrastructure services company that designs, builds, enhances and maintains vital services in transport, the built environment and open spaces.
The City Hotel Derry enjoys an idyllic location situated on the banks of the River Foyle. The City Hotel offers 146 guest bedrooms, conference suites Thompsons restaurant Coppins bar and a health and fitness club.
Carpet Recycling UK is an industry funded not for profit membership association that aims to increase the diversion of carpet waste from landfill.
Changeworks Recycling is the only waste management company that enables businesses in central Scotland to achieve compliance with the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012. We do this by applying the waste hierarchy to achieve high quality recycling with separate collection of key recyclables, treating waste as a resource.
The only CarbonNeutral Zero Waste business services group, Commercial is the UK’s largest independent, integrated and sustainable provider of office supplies, IT infrastructure, fit-out, print management and promotional items.
Croydon is London’s most populated borough. It has one of the biggest retail and office centres in the south east and extends from Crystal Palace in the north to Coulsdon in the south.
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GRAHAM is a privately owned UK company operating in the construction, asset management and project investment markets with the focus on the delivery of equitable property solutions and construction excellence
KP Snacks is a leading UK
snack specialist and part of the Intersnack Group, Europe’s biggest savoury
snack manufacturer. We are home to many iconic British snack brands as well as
being a major producer of retailer own-brand products.
The North London Waste Authority disposes of waste on behalf of the London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Waltham Forest and has an extensive waste prevention programme.
Plastic Surgeon is the nationwide surface repair specialist. The company repairs interior and exterior surfaces including: wood, stone, brick, glass, ceramic, enamel, metal and plastic, saving time, money and landfill waste.
Established more than 50 years ago, Portakabin is the UK's leading supplier of steel-framed modular buildings, which are produced at its international manufacturing centre in York.
Procter & Gamble
We started with a strong focus on identifying savings and increased recycling revenues which helped drive our corporate recycling rate up and enabled a few sites to achieve zero waste to landfill. But, we were still left with a may materials that could not be recycled using conventional techniques. We needed a new creative solution for these materials. Today our Alternative Use Program finds new ways to repurpose by-products from our manufacturing processes. We identified partners that can render our materials and blend them into new non competing products. Significant effort is spent ensuring the safety and regulatory compliance of these new products but the environmental and economic benefits to both parties are obvious. P&G diverts material away from disposal (environmental and economic saving/revenue) and our partner has a new source of low cost raw material. This has enabled us to make significant progress against our Corporate Waste Target, helped more sites reach zero waste to landfill and created new revenue streams in place of disposal costs.
Dr Forbes McDougall, Corporate Waste Strategy Owner, Procter & Gamble.
Formed in 2010 to divert reusable items from landfill, the company’s mission is to make reuse the first option thereby avoiding the need to recycle and achieving zero waste.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. The Inchinnan site is the EMEA HQ for the Life Science Solutions Group (LSG).
RPS nationally supply and recover pallets for reuse. As the UKs leading pallet recovery experts we’re able to measurably reduce our client’s packaging spend and strengthen their environmental credentials.
Seacourt Ltd are a world leading environmental printing firm that has been zero-waste to landfill since 2009, double Queen's Award in Sustainable Development winners and print with waterless technology.
The Windles Group is a highly versatile production house, concentrating on delivering the most creative and highest quality printed products and greetings cards, and home of Creative Foiling.