Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Recycling start-up firm celebrates first year

An office recycling company set up last year now diverts more than two tonnes of recyclable materials away from landfill each week and has tripled its customer base.

Ray Bowen launched Green Deeds after a long spell of unemployment with help from Merseyside regeneration organisation ELECT.

Following rapid expansion the company now offers business recycling services across Merseyside, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, Cheshire and North Wales.

Bowen said he had a “passion” for recycling and the environment but admitted it was a big step up when setting up the company.

He said: “2011 has been a great year for us, with our customer base more than tripling in size. This has been mainly due to the benefits recycling in the workplace can provide, but also through the enthusiasm businesses in Merseyside has for recycling and their desire to combat the relevant environmental issues today.”

Green Deeds made inroads into markets outside Merseyside within just six months of starting up.

“I have established a lot of contacts from around the UK and through my market research felt comfortable that our company would be well received in the south of England,” he said.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.