Marcus Farmer, head of STE (an acronym, which stands for Save The Environment) Waste, will contest the Liberal Democrat incumbent MP John Leechs seat in the Didsbury and Withington constituency.
An accountant by trade, Farmer has told MRW that he will challenge mediocrity and call for a national ubiquitous waste policy and stream for everything in order to maximise commodity values. He said: People need to understand that recycled materials need to be separated in order to achieve better pricing; that waste management is about commodity pricing and what you can get for it at the other end.
In a bid to save STE Waste from closing down and the jobs of his six employees, Farmer says he was prompted to stand for election by a number of things we binmen see that you dont.
The company website boldly trumpets their 100% commitment to making a difference and raising the bar but Farmer has sent ripples across the local industry by claiming that many waste firms were not recycling rubbish but instead sending it to landfill.
STE Waste was set up in 1994 and specialises in a sort at source waste management method in order to maximize commodity prices for offices. They particularly aim to shred their clients confidential waste on site.
He said: We are basically being run out of Manchester by a few companies who are saying that this is not the best method of disposal but rather to put it all in one bin. This goes against our ethos and we refuse to join the crowd.
Farmer admits he is largely sceptical about his chances of winning the seat but remains staunch about campaigning for better waste management in the Manchester business community.