FeRFA Recycling Target Quadrupled
Helen McGachie, ceo of FeRFA, reports that the association’s award winning recycling scheme, now in its fourth year, has raised its target to divert waste from landfill from 200 tonnes in 2011 to 800 tonnes in 2014:
IN previous years the target has been exceeded as more companies recognise the importance of recycling and join in with the scheme.
One third of the way into 2014 and FeRFA members are on schedule to reach the ambitious target of 800 tonnes a year to be diverted from landfill. At the end of April of this year 99% of the waste collected by members was being sent for recycling.
Although the scheme now covers ALL waste collected from members, initially the scheme focused on packaging waste. As resin flooring is laid in situ, with minimal material waste produced on site, packaging waste was identified as a major waste stream. Under the recycling and waste management scheme, waste packaging (hazardous and non hazardous) is collected, decontaminated and reprocessed for future use, with up to 100% of waste being recycled.
FeRFA Recycling partner, Protech Plastics Containers can supply containers in various sizes to suit manufacturers’ product range. Following a programme of development and innovation, Protech Plastics Containers has taken a major step forward to provide a sustainable packaging solution for resin flooring materials, by producing polypropylene containers with 70% recycled material.
Protech Plastics were recently awarded the PPG Global Supplier of the Year. At their bespoke manufacturing facility in Tamworth, the company produces a range of high performance plastic containers for the paint and resin flooring industries.
FeRFA, working with Countrywide Waste Management and Protech Plastics Containers, can offer a complete recycling and waste management system. By signing up to the scheme, FeRFA members receive:
assistance on effective recycling from FeRFA partners;
access to online guidance from the FeRFA website;
environmental template and guide;
recognition on the FeRFA website and use of the Halving Waste to Landfill logo; and
easy to complete template for reporting waste collected, which can also be used as evidence for clients.
More details on the recycling initiative are www.ferfa.org.uk/recycling.php
This article has been reproduced from the Contract Flooring Journal. You can find them at www.contractflooringjournal.co.uk.