Enva, a provider of recycling and specialist resource recovery solutions in the UK and Ireland, has extended its contract with ScotRail.
The extension will see Enva continue to provide over 40,000 waste collections a year to more than 200 locations including stations, depots and offices.
Delivered from Enva’s eight Scottish sites, the company cost-effectively and sustainably manages over 4,000 tonnes of waste from passengers and operations including general waste, mixed recycling, food, glass, wood, green waste, WEEE, confidential material, fluorescent tubes, scrap metal and hazardous waste.
Since starting to work with ScotRail over 10 years ago, Enva says its partnership approach has resulted in 100 per cent of non-hazardous waste serviced in-house being diverted from landfill and a 10 per cent increase in material recovery rates taking recycling rates to over 80 per cent. This has all been achieved alongside year-on-year cost savings as the company seeks to recover even more economic and environmental value from the waste it manages.
According to Enva, these improvements have been driven by a number of collaborative initiatives to drive efficiency savings, including analysis and tailoring schedules to requirements (particularly relevant during Covid restrictions), and to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill through increased source segregation and recycling. Site league tables, toolbox talks and annual station and depot recycling awards are further examples. It added there has also been a focus on providing accurate data and management information, which enables both parties to benchmark site recycling performance, identify trends, highlight best and poorer performing sites, measure success or failure against agreed objectives, accurately forecast waste spend and identify cost reduction opportunities.
Enva’s Sales Director, Stephen Cameron said: “The extension of our contract with ScotRail recognises the excellent working relationship that has been developed over the years. With the continued hard work and commitment of our account managers and ScotRail’s Sustainability Team we are confident that we will further improve recycling rates and develop increasingly sustainable practices to support the development of Scotland’s circular economy.”
Damian Keaveny, Head of Environment added: “Working with Enva has played an important role in helping us to meet our sustainability goals particularly in relation to the development of the circular economy principles. In working together, we firstly seek to prevent waste arising wherever possible. When this is not possible, we ensure it is managed in the most sustainable way possible. Good communication, collaboration and the provision of accurate data have been key factors in our success so far and heavily influenced our decision to extend Enva’s contract.”