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Cambridge University bids to boost waste resource recovery with Mountain Recycling

Mountain Recycling, part of the Beauparc Group, has secured a contract win with the University of Cambridge’s Estates Division.

The contract commenced on the 1 July with Mountain Recycling providing the University with resource recovery solutions across the University’s estate. The new process will utilise technology that enabled the MR team to develop the industry’s first, 100 per cent fully recycled wheelie bins in branded colours.

The process will separate resources at one of the UK’s most technologically advanced recycling facilities, and another Beauparc group business, Mid UK.

The University of Cambridge has taken the lead in this approach and will be the first UK university to roll out such an innovative system for managing waste, which Mountain Recycling says could increase the University’s recycling performance from its current level of 54 per cent to upward of 80 per cent.

To support the journey to carbon reduction resources will be collected via a dedicated 100 per cent electric and zero tailpipe emission vehicle. Other sustainability initiatives being implemented within the group, such as solar, diesel alternative fuel vehicles and decarbonisation programmes will also reinforce Mountain Recycling as a proactive and responsible scope 3 supplier to the University.

Steve Matthews, Facilities Management Operations Manager at the University of Cambridge said: “We are committed to making a positive impact through exceptional environmental performance. The new system will allow us to recycle far more materials than before which will make a positive contribution to our commitment to protect the environment.”

Mountain Recycling Director Abigail Johnson commented: “As a team we’re extremely proud to have been selected as a supplier to the University. Mountain Recycling’s innovative sorting technology is a win-win, providing an easy way for bin users to recycle, and an improvement in the number of resources that can be recycled.”

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