National recycling and waste management provider, Biffa, has secured a three-year contract to manage waste, recycling and resource whilst delivering innovative solutions to drive waste out of six production facilities for leading snack manufacturer KP Snacks.
KP Snacks, famous for brands including KP Nuts, McCoys Crisps and Butterkist Popcorn, has appointed Biffa to deliver its Integrated Resource Management (IRM) service from July this year.
The contract will see Biffa service KP Snacks’ manufacturing sites, located in Ashby, Hellaby, Pontefract, Tanfield, Teesside and Barnsley, managing materials such as cardboard, soft plastics and general waste. As part of the contract, Biffa will also be handling the disposal of effluent and hazardous waste, providing industrial cleaning services and delivering waste reduction and elimination programmes.
Trevor Yong, Senior Business Development Manager at Biffa, says that the focus of the proposal was on helping KP Snacks to minimise their impact on the environment, recycling as much as possible and, wherever achievable, delivering at a more competitive cost.
He said: “At Biffa we’re always determined to deliver a highly innovative service when it comes to waste, recycling and resource. We aim to process challenging materials via specialist recycling procedures rather than via general waste disposal. Being able to bring this to the table means we’re potentially able to halve the amount of general waste, reducing KP’s impact on the environment while also reducing costs to the client.
“The team at KP Snacks were also impressed by Biffa’s dedication to cutting packaging waste as they move towards a decrease in the amount of plastic used within the business. We’ll be looking to work together closely on a reduction in general packaging, an issue which is ever prevalent to all manufacturing businesses, particularly as we strive towards meeting the ever more challenging requirements of retailers.”
Biffa will also provide a bespoke on-site service, with dedicated contract managers available to be on hand to influence, enable and guide production plants. These contract managers will provide regular facility assessments face-to-face, offering cost cutting solutions and ways to streamline processes.
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