High quality waste paper recycling
Mixing different grades of paper together during the production process downgrades the entire waste paper output to the lowest grade price. However, revenue can be greatly increased by simply separating various grades that are currently being mixed during the production process.
We have built a very strong global network with paper mills who actively purchase high quality waste paper, which allows us to negotiate best prices for all our clients.
In addition to the benefits of our facilities management services we will achieve the following for your high quality waste paper:
- Identifying waste paper segregation systems to achieve maximum revenues available for your waste paper.
- Assisting sites in implementing waste paper segregation systems.
- Recommending balers or compactor units, where these could further increase your waste paper revenues.
- Purchasing balers or compactors on your behalf and providing financing schemes.
One of our main advantages is that we pass on changes to market prices in waste paper directly to you as soon as they occur. If the value of a material increases by £5 per tonne in one week, that additional value is passed immediately on to you. The same is said for when the market drops.
Glassine waste paper recycling
Manufacturing end-users are increasingly asking printers for solutions of how best to recycle glassine waste paper, instead of sending it to landfill or waste to energy at cost. Equally, the majority of printers are currently sending the glassine edge trim to landfill or waste to energy at cost.
We have therefore developed a unique industry solution to recycle glassine paper, in conjunction with our Zero Labels 2 Landfill Scheme.
In addition to the benefits of our facilities management services we will achieve the following for your glassine waste paper:
- Redirecting the glassine waste paper from landfill / waste to energy to being recycled ("zero waste").
- Sending the glassine waste paper to paper manufacturers for the production of high-quality label papers and new backing material ("cradle-to-cradle").
- Cost savings of recycling the glassine waste paper instead of sending it to landfill or waste to energy.
- Managing the glassine waste paper collection services, establishing and managing volumes, storage, capacity on-site and transport.
- Ability to promote environmental credibility of products as being "zero waste" and "cradle-to-cradle".
Labels recycling – Zero Labels 2 Landfill Scheme
It is estimated that the UK label printing sector landfills 120,000 tonnes of matrix, make-ready and set-up waste annually. Some matrix reels are a recyclable and can generate revenue, rather than be treated as waste at a cost. However, these need to be 'uncontaminated' with any other substrate. Unfortunately, a great number of narrow web presses currently trim the edge of the finished label reel and wind it back into the matrix waste, which renders it non-recyclable.
In conjunction with the BPIF, we have developed a unique industry solution to divert matrix, make-ready and set-up waste from landfill to recovery through our Zero Labels 2 Landfill Scheme. This includes a solution for segregating the edge trim from the matrix waste as its wound on the press, allowing the matrix waste to be recycled.
The benefits of printers diverting their waste from landfill are being increasingly confirmed by brand owners and supermarkets who are demanding for products to be green and “zero waste”.
Any printer could benefit from the service, with as a little as 700kg of label waste being cost effectively collected from even the smallest of print sites, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to contribute diverting their waste and helping the industry achieve its environmental goals.
Plastics waste recycling
The current challenge with recycling plastic is the limited access to available recovery and recycling possibilities for the various grades of plastics, which a lot of mainstream waste contractors do not offer. As a result, some plastics, such as PET, PVC and laminates are either sent to landfill or difficult to manage, both costly options for manufacturers.
Whilst specialist plastics recyclers operate within the UK and Europe for plastics, LDPE, HDPE, PET, PVC, PP and laminates, the treatment options all differ depending on the plastic recycler. The specific grade, volumes, containment type and production output have to be considered when finding cost effective and viable routes that divert plastic waste away from landfill. For a manufacturing site which is producing mixed plastic waste across various grades managing this waste can be a financially and administratively costly exercise.
In response to these challenges we have built strong working relationships with the major plastic recyclers throughout the UK and Europe, who supply a variety of services depending on their particular product speciality. This enables us to source the most appropriate plastics recycler available to each manufacturing site and implement a sustainable service that ensures maximum financial benefits.
In addition to the benefits of our facilities management services we will achieve the following for your plastic waste:
- Conducting a comprehensive site audit to establish the production parameters and requirements
- Issuing samples to plastic recyclers to identify the most cost effective and efficient solution for recycling
- Investigating baler and compactor options and sourcing the appropriate units
- Identifying potential solutions to production processes to achieve recycling
- Assisting sites in implementing changes to production processes, where necessary, to achieve recycling
New Hazardous chemical classifications came into force from 1st June 2015. The European Classification, Labelling & Packaging (CLP) Regulations will take effect in the UK bringing us in line with the rest of the world.
Although waste materials are exempt from some aspects of CLP, the classification of waste must be based on the EU Chemical Classification legislation. The hazard pictograms have already changed in line with this.
To reflect the changes in dangerous substances directive, WM2, the guidance on the classification of waste has been superseded by WM3 Waste Classification & Assessment – Technical Guidance; this new system of chemical classification is based on hazard classes, categories and statement codes rather than previous risk phrases and categories of danger.
As a facilities management services client we will offer you continuous guidance and will make every effort to ensure you remain compliant with hazardous waste regulations.
In addition to the benefits of our facilities management services we will achieve the following for your hazardous waste:
- Utilize specialist recovery and recycling technologies which will ensure up-to date treatment, whilst maximum values from materials wherever possible.
- Working with various highly-qualified technical teams made up of chemists and other hazardous waste specialists to help you identify and classify your waste.
- Guarantee that all hazardous waste is identified, contained, collected and treated in accordance with all relevant regulations and ensure cost efficiencies are maximized.
Hazardous products which we handle include:
|Tanker collections||Lab smalls|
|Fluorescent tubes||Acids and Alkaline|
|Electrical waste (WEEE)||Portable and Industrial batteries|
|Contaminated containers and packaging||Solvents|