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News round-up 27/4

Viridor gets three stars in CR Index; Printer cartridge service in running for award; Guernsey kerbside recycling levels rise to 49%; Golden anniversary for recycling firm

Viridor gets three stars in CR Index

Waste company Viridor has been awarded a three-star rank in Business in the Community’s annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index).

The award in an improvement on Viridor’s previous two-star ranking, recognising the company’s progress in areas including procurement, partnerships, people, health, safety, energy and environmental management.

The CR Index is a benchmarking tool to help companies measure and manage the progress they are making to integrate responsible practice throughout their business.

Chief executive Ian McAuley (pictured) said: “We’re delighted our work to ensure corporate responsibility is embedded at the heart of our business has been recognised with this three star achievement.”

Press release

Printer cartridge service in running for award

ZeroWasteRecycling.co.uk, part of BCMY, has entered the Pitch to Rich 2015 #VOOM competition to win a £250,000 marketing budget.

The service reuses as many cartridges as possible by remanufacturing them into new ones, while recycling any non-reusable catridges back into their raw material form.

Around 300 million ink and 60m toner cartridges are sold in Europe each year with 75% going to incineration or landfill.

Last year BCMY recycled over 1.3m ink cartridges, and now aims to offer a service that caters for large toner cartridges as well.

Press release

Guernsey kerbside recycling levels rise to 49%

Household recycling levels have reached 49% for the first time after hundreds of tonnes of materials were collected through a new kerbside scheme.

The recycling rate was 49.1%, up from 46.9% in 2013. It includes the first ten months of the collection service launched in March 2014.

The scheme, costing £2.5m, aims to get 70% of household rubbish recycled by 2025.

BBC News

Golden anniversary for recycling firm

Yorkshire recycling and quarrying firm Mone Brothers is celebrating its golden anniversary.

The business was founded in 1965 in Gildersome by brothers Phil, James and John Mone and specialised in the maintenance and repair of plant equipment.

Over the past five decades the company has diversified into quarrying, recycling and plant and wagon hire.

Supplying the trade and retail sectors, the company was involved in recycling rubble from the old Yorkshire Post building for use as Type 1 on roads across the county.

Press release

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