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Monday, March 26, 2012
Leafield Environmental of Wiltshire supported The Vaillant Group in achieving its ambitious goal to produce ‘Zero Landfill’ waste.
A world leading manufacturer of environment-friendly heating and air-conditioning products, The Vaillant Group set up a recycling scheme in 2005, using cardboard boxes to collect wood, cardboard, plastic and metal. While the volume of recyclable material increased, there was a lack of consistency in approach and uptake along with issues of waste stream contamination. At this time 326 tonnes of waste were going to landfill at a total cost to Vaillant of £30k per annum.
After a comprehensive audit by Roydon Recycling, the Company immediately installed Leafield Envirobins in fifteen office areas for the segregation and collection of paper, plastic bottles, cans and general waste.
In the production areas Leafield quickly identified the need for a variety of differently sized specialised collection receptacles and following trials, produced a range of Envirotruck wheeled and Envirobox pallet boxes to meet The Vaillant Groups’ needs precisely. Some 150 units were put into the production area.
Results have exceeded expectations. The Zero landfill goal has been achieved four years ahead of target and a revenue stream of £30k per annum has been generated, principally due to the value of metal collected. The accomplishment is even more staggering when you consider that production volumes have increased by 35% since the scheme was initiated.