Mitie has been awarded a deal with soft drinks manufacturer, Lucozade Ribena Suntory to provide a complete waste management service across all of it sites in the UK, including its manufacturing site in Coleford, Gloucestershire and its head quarters in Uxbridge, London.
The remit will see the facilities management provider in charge of all aspects of the waste and recyclables process across Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s estate including waste reduction, recycling and energy recovering as well as dry waste and skip services. Mitie will also be responsible for delivering strategies on bulk effluent streams, office recycling and commodity trading.
Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s Coleford site boasts a current recycling rate of more than 99 per cent, with revenues being generated from routine commodities such as card, plastics and metals.
Commenting on the contract award, Darren Kenney, sales director at Mitie’s Waste business said:
“Mitie are very pleased to work in partnership with Lucozade Ribena Suntory, not only to maintain their zero waste to landfill status but to drive towards achieving 100 per cent recycling through our unique ‘resource not waste’ approach.
“Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s focus on the circular economy and sustainability echoes the Mitie philosophy and provides us with the ideal platform to deliver further financial and environmental benefit across the business.”
Leyton Powell, head of environment health and safety at Lucozade Ribena Suntory added:
“Mitie’s expert knowledge of waste resources and innovative processes will now be accessible to us and will help drive even more efficiency in the Lucozade Ribena Suntory waste streams building on Best Available Techniques. By using innovation, we can improve our focus on beginning to end of life processes, as well as waste reduction at the source.”
A closed loop system is already operated by Lucozade Ribena Suntory for the re-use of PET (polythene terephthalate). PET bottles are recycled then sent to be granulated by a third party before being re-introduced by rigid plastic packaging manufacturer Logoplaste for bottle blowing.