With news on: ROCs secured by Renewi and Interserve; Unilever joins OPRL scheme; Magenta achieves 100% diversion from landfill; and ECY Haulmark announces sub dealer
ROCs secured by Renewi and Interserve
A joint venture between Renewi and Interserve has secured its green subsidies in the form of Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) for its Waste Treatment Centre in Derby.
ROCs are a government-funded financial support mechanism awarded by OFGEM to large-scale renewable electricity projects in the UK. They aim to increase the proportion of electricity supplied from renewable sources.
The Derby Waste Treatment Centre will generate electricity both for the national grid and additionally to power the facility itself, making it self-sufficient.
The waste treatment centre, which is in the final stages of commissioning, also has a Mechanical Biological Treatment operation and a recycling plant.
James Priestley, managing director of Renewi’s Municipal Division, further explained the benefits of the ROC.
Me Priestley said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this important ROCs accreditation which is another significant milestone achieved in this project. Not only does this accreditation bring financial support to the project, it also shows how we are using innovative technologies to operate sustainably, divert waste from landfill and create valuable products from waste.”
He added: “We are looking forward to completing the final stages of commissioning and to providing first class, sustainable waste services for the people of Derby and Derbyshire.”
Unilever joins OPRL scheme
Consumer goods giant Unilever has joined the On Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme, in a move which will aim to “provide simple and consistent” recycling guidance across its products sold in the UK.
Unilever’s membership will see the business introduce OPRL’s recycling labels across many of its brands in the UK during 2018, helping households correctly recycle more packaging material, more often.
The company’s product portfolio includes well-known household cleaning brands such as Domestos, Surf and Persil, cosmetics brands including Radox and Dove, and food brands including Bertolli, Walls and Marmite.
Commenting on the announcement Yvette Edwards, sustainable business and communications director at Unilever, said: “Our membership of OPRL moves us further in the right direction by providing recycling guidance that is simple, clear and consistent”.
The OPRL recycling scheme will see labels printed on packaging to explain if they can be ‘widely recycled’, ‘not yet recycled’ or if the consumer needs to ‘check locally’.
Magenta achieves 100% diversion from landfill
Magenta Living has worked in partnership with B&M Waste Services to ensure 100% of waste from the company’s head office in Birkenhead is diverted from landfill.
The Birkenhead-based social housing provider said this was as a result of a “conscious effort to educate and encourage their 500 staff to recycle”.
Their onsite recycling has increased to 30% in the last year, up from 10% before that.
Jayne Winders, executive and strategic director at Magenta Living explained that the whole company is proud of the results.
Ms Winders added: “Sustainable waste management is very important to Magenta Living and we have made significant improvements since working with B&M Waste Services. In addition they, like Magenta Living, support local communities and through this, we will encourage our tenants to recycle too.”
Elsewhere, B&M Waste Services were also shortlisted as finalists in this year’s Echo Regional Business Awards in the category of Business of the Year (51 – 250 employees).
Neil Curtis, managing director at B&M Waste Services said: “This nomination is something we are immensely proud of. Our roots are in Merseyside and our continued growth and success is down to the great team we have working at B&M Waste.”
ECY Haulmark announces sub dealer
Cheshire based attachment company ECY Haulmark has appointed Kent-based Mutley Plant Service as a sub dealer for the OilQuick automatic quick coupler system.
Mutley will take on the supply and installation of OilQuick automatic quick coupler systems throughout the Southern counties of England to give greater coverage for sales and service.
ECY Haulmark was appointed as the sole UK distributor for OilQuick in 2008.
ECY director Richard Yarwood commented: “Having Mutley Plant service on board with us will ensure customers wanting OilQuick in the Southern counties of England will receive a top quality service. We are delighted to be collaborating with Mark Cheeseman and his team at Mutley Plant”.
Source: letsrecycle.com General