Award confirms recycling best practices

RPC bpi recycled products has been named ‘Plastics Recycling Business of the Year’ in the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management, organised by Letsrecycle.com, the UK’s leading independent website for the sector. The Awards are the most prestigious event in the environmental calendar, providing industry recognition for businesses’ achievements in reducing waste to landfill.  RPC bpi recycled products…

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Method launches in to the UK

New Zealand based Method are the makers of visible, flexible and beautiful recycling bins, designed for modern workplaces. Co-founders Steven and India spent three years mastering Method’s award-winning products and recyclable packaging – holding focus groups, preparing prototypes, and even assisting cleaners on night-shifts. All of this hard work paid off, resulting in the colour coded and ultimately behaviour-changing Method…

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How to kickstart a new recycling strategy

With the UK’s environmental pressures continuing to mount, recycling and waste management strategies have never been so important. FMs therefore need to think carefully about the services and expertise they offer to clients if they are to ensure both compliance and a greater sustainability stance. Here, Jonathan Oldfield, managing director of Riverside Waste Machinery, advises how to kick-start a new…

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RPC Group acquisitions have been awarded a place on Frameworks

RPC bpi recycled products and ESE World UK, both recently acquired by RPC Group, have been awarded places on Frameworks with Braintree District Council for their Refuse Supplies Framework PROC17-0110 and the ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation) Framework 860_18 Refuse and Recycling Products. The companies are leaders in their respective fields and jointly offer customers a large selection of high-quality…

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How achievable is the target of zero avoidable waste to landfill by 2050? Achievable or a complete pipe dream?

The earth’s resources are becoming scarce and extremely costly to access. It’s time for legislation to be put in place to stop the linear products from going to landfill and to create a circular economy, which means that all products can be made into raw commodity at the end of their useful life and then be used to manufacture new…

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BPI Recycled Products’ Sites Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

BPI Recycled Products has achieved Zero Waste to Landfill certification from Valpak at three of its manufacturing sites across the UK. The Valpak certification recognises years of hard work by the business, which is the UK’s largest producer of refuse sacks and the largest polythene recycler in Europe. BPI Recycled Products’ manufacturing sites gained ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for environmental management…

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Armstrong Ceilings sets another recycling record

Green Omega recycling installers help Armstrong Ceilings to record heights. A rapidly expanding network of Green Omegas (specialist sub-contractors with equally specialist recycling expertise) has helped Armstrong Ceilings break its recycling records for the second year running. The manufacturer recycled a total of 142,000m2 last year during which time nine members of Armstrong’s 136-strong Omega network of approved installers proved…

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Reducing food waste

Paul Killoughery, Managing Director of Bio Collectors. Food waste is receiving more attention in the media, and has also been stepped up on the political agenda with Westminster’s own disposal methods in the spotlight. This can only be positive for the environment in the long term, but we think there needs to be more pressure on FM managers in commercial…

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