Short messages (02/05/21) – letsrecycle.com
With news on: Egbert Taylor switches from paint to powder; Team members celebrate 10 years at UKCM; Tire Recovery Group Investigates UK Pyrolysis; Rushlight Prize Win for OCO Technology; and, printer cartridge recycler wins supplier award.
Egbert Taylor switches from color to powder
The decision to swap paint for powder changed the fate of Worcester-based container maker Egbert Taylor, the company said when it saw sales of its remediation division grow 36% over the past 12 months.
In December 2019, Egbert Taylor announced that it would replace wet paint processes throughout its business operations with carbon-free powder coating. Before the announcement, the powder coating was only reserved for new containers.
The company announced this week that the change has since prevented 600g of carbon per container from being released into the atmosphere and has reduced the company’s carbon emissions attributable to its remediation program by an estimated 15 tons from December 2019 to December 2020 were.
Brendan Murphy, CEO of Egbert Taylor, said: “The initial motivation for introducing powder coating was a desire to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and deliver a surface that is comparable to new containers, which we do with the local authorities wanted to address. While we knew that local authorities were being encouraged to source more sustainably, we didn’t expect this to be the main reason for choosing our products. We are pleased to have strengthened the business in parallel with making a superior and more sustainable product.
Regarding the switch from color to powder, a local customer, Stockton-on-Tees Town Council, said they welcomed the move. Marc Stephenson, Service Manager at the local authority, commented, “It’s really important that we reduce the environmental impact of the community wherever possible. With access to powder-coated bins, we are now able to make even more sustainable decisions when it comes to our waste collection. “
Team members celebrate 10 years at UKCM
UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) announced that four of its team members have reached important career milestones and celebrated their 10th anniversary in the family business.
Liz Wolstenholme, Danielle McIntosh, Nick Buckley and Jorge Morriera were each awarded a prize on the occasion of their 10th anniversary with the Winsford-based company, the largest UK specialist in container repair and refurbishment.
Finance and Operations Director Liz Wolstenholme came to UKCM as Finance Director and was appointed to the Board of Directors together with Emma and Julian Elston in 2016. Nick Buckley is one of UKCM’s Head of Site Welders and Processors and an integral part of the company.
According to UKCM, team member Jorge has moved from being a container fitter to being head of quality control over the past 10 years in his career. In addition, Danielle, who started out as an on-site manager, took on new roles within the company and was promoted to on-site and production manager.
Emma Elston MBE, Managing Director of UKCM, congratulated the team members and said: “The commitment and well-being of the employees as well as opportunities for personal and professional development are very important to me and therefore it is very important to us to recognize and reward the achievements of our team members them for their success. It’s inspiring to see our employees develop in their careers, and I’m delighted that Liz, Danielle, Nick and Jorge have been honored for 10 outstanding years of service. “
Tire recovery group investigates pyrolysis in the UK
A group of industry experts say they are pushing tire recovery and pyrolysis in the UK with the formation of a new working group to investigate the opportunities and benefits of the merger.
The group has 16 members and is an initiative of the Tire Recovery Association. It strives to work with all partners to create added value both as an operator and as a manufacturer of pyrolysis technology.
“This was a great first meeting setting the direction for the group and setting the agenda for future meetings,” said one of the group members, Graham White, group commercial director at Carlton Forest Group. “This new forum will make it possible to share all research results, best practices and a common goal and to make significant progress.”
“It is imperative that we as a nation leverage the pyrolysis technology that is available to us and the additional value streams available through the disposal of scrap tires and achieve this together,” said Mr. White. “Pyrolysis is not a new invention; however, it is relatively unknown in the UK. But with initiatives like this, this new technology can be a real game changer to achieve ambitious goals in the field of tire recovery and recycling. “
Won Rushlight Award for OCO Technology
The CO2 capture specialist OCO Technology has been named the winner of the Rushlight Sustainable Manufacturing & Services Award 2020-21.
Steve Greig, Managing Director of OCO Technology, said: “We are very pleased to have won a Rushlight Award and I have to congratulate our entire team on their continued dedication and hard work.”
OCO’s entry highlighted the capabilities of its Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) process in treating waste materials to enable permanent capture of carbon dioxide.
After an initial focus on treating and successfully converting Air Pollution Control Residues (APCr) from the energy-from-waste sector into the world’s first truly carbon-negative aggregate, OCO is now expanding on a global scale.
With current sales of around £ 16 million and offices in Suffolk, Leeds and Avonmouth, the company is expanding the use of its technology to other waste markets around the world, with an emphasis on carbon capture and assisting organizations in their endeavors reduce CO2 emissions.
Printer cartridge recycler receives supplier award
A company that recycles printer cartridges celebrates its award as one of Tesco’s most sustainable suppliers.
Dynamic Cassette International (DCI) received the Sustainability Award for best non-food supplier at Tesco’s annual supplier conference in early February.
DCI, based in Boston, Lincolnshire, has been recognized for working with Tesco to reduce the packaging of its own branded remanufactured ink cartridges by 30%. The award also recognized the success of DCI’s innovative program of collecting and refilling used cartridges so that they can be reused.
The program is active in 400 stores across the country and, due to its success, is expanding to over 300 additional stores. Buyers hand in used cartridges at special recycling points and in return can receive Clubcard points or make a donation for charity.
Phil Sneath, DCI Head of Business Development, said: “Working with Tesco has enabled us to significantly increase the number of cartridges we are recycling and make a significant contribution to helping Tesco achieve its ambitious sustainability goals.”