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Luxury yacht company goes green

In a bid to make its business greener, a luxury motor yacht company has signed a three year contract with Waste Services (UK), a Southampton-based waste and recycling specialist. Poole-based Sunseeker International seeks to make its business cleaner, greener and more efficient with the help of Waste Services recycling process. Sunseeker has seven production plants and shipyards based in Poole as well as its new manufacturing facility at Portland and they all produce waste. In the past each individual site had its own recycling operation and one site would do its recycling operation differently from the other. Waste Services will try and make this recycling process more uniform by providing a standardised service for all of Sunseekers sites. For example, Waste Services has introduced a colour-coded bin scheme for each recyclable material, such as metal, wood and sawdust, as part of a more efficient collection scheme. Compaction and baling machines have been installed by Waste Services to reduce vehicle movements and their environmental impact. A waste collection vehicle collects both manufacturing-related residual waste and recyclable materials. Hazardous materials, such as polymers, are also collected for appropriate processing, as is a variety of waste electrical equipment.111 Sunseeker chief buyer Paul Vincent said: As a vibrant and expanding business, Sunseeker takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and we identified that waste and recycling collection could be better integrated. With Waste Services expertise and service flexibility we are confident we will recycle far more of our production materials and reduce overall waste outputs.

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