Sustainability starts with understanding your “must have’s”, “satisfiers” and “delighters”, we deliver services that are tailored to satisfy these needs. Over the years your requirements and expectations will change and we’re committed to ensuring we adapt so that we’re always delighting you with our solutions.
Our approach to sustainability always begins with the identification of your positioning within the waste hierarchy and your contribution to the circular economy
Historically we view the waste hierarchy as a traditional pyramid with emphasis on the use of landfill which was the common end destination for materials.
Our approach to waste & resource management helps to create a sustainable transition to an inverted hierarchy and means we must first move through a diamond hierarchy. Under the EU Landfill directive, all waste producers are required to “treat” non-hazardous waste before disposing of it in landfill. We don’t want to see any material going to landfill and we want to ensure we recycle wherever possible.
A truly inverted waste hierarchy means we place maximum emphasis on Reducing and Reusing waste by looking at the full life-cycle of materials, redesigning packaging and questioning if we really need to buy a product.
Before we consider a circular economy, we need to go backwards. When it comes to resources, history shows us that we operated a Linear Economy.
A “Linear Economy” only uses resources once. We’re running out of natural resources so have to find alternative solution.
The “Circular Economy” focus’ on renewable resources by taking a product and re-using it instead of sourcing raw materials to create new products.
Why is the circular economy important? It reduces Costs in terms of purchasing products and in waste disposal. It also improves your environmental credentials and It reduces our reliance on our natural resources. For manufacturers, we create a sustainable feedstock of material that can be used in the UK or sold as an export product around the world.
Our job it ultimately to create sustainable solutions that minimise the impact our actions have on the environment. We’re pretty good at it and it’s why we work with some of the UK’s most recognisable brands. We don’t want sustainable solutions to be kept a secret. We want to share best practice, that’s why we publish case studies that show our work.