Waste management company Biffa has announced a new consultancy focusing on the environmental and financial aspects of sustainability.
R3MC, the Recycling, Recovery, Resource Management Consultancy, offers advice as well as services to implement its recommendations. It claims to combine expertise in waste, compliance and management.
Launched by Biffa’s Integrated Waste Management Division (IWM) at the RWM Exhibition 2013, the consultancy aims to target companies with complex waste streams and to help with a range of issues including managing supply chains, eliminating waste and maximising recycling.
Speaking at the exhibition, Jeff Anderson, managing director, Biffa industrial and commercial, said: “This is a cost-effective approach to a sustainable circular economy.”
The new venture is to offer a full range of advice “under one roof” rather than having to move between several different niche sepcialist advisors, which is an industry-wide problem, according to R3MC.
Robin Chambers, leading R3MC, told MRW: “The option for customers to pick and chose services and products rather than commit to a long term contract with Biffa IWM was appealing - not every client wants to sign up for a long term biffa contract.”
He said that the new consultancy is an independent company because Biffa itself would not be able to offer such a service.
He added that Biffa is only investing in the new consultancy and that the solutions offered by R3MC are bespoke.
He also said that the consultancy will have a separate customer base to the existing Biffa core.
Biffa chief executive Ian Wakelin said: “This is a natural evolution for Biffa’s IWM team, delivering a market led solution which combines sustainability and the delivery of hard services.
“This offering is Biffa’s response to corporate sustainability demands within a dynamic economy. In order to thrive, clients are looking to drive out costs and maximise resource return.”