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100% landfill diversion achieved at Perkins Peterborough

01 July 2013 #Sustainability Case studies

Our responsibility is to enhance the lives of our neighbours around the world both as a business and as individuals, so our commitment to reducing the waste created at our manufacturing facilities is a key priority.

Over the last few years a programme of works at all our global facilities has led to an increased amount of waste being recycled at each site.

Our Peterborough facility has actively led the way in increasing recycling rates and for the past six months, has successfully maintained 100% diversion from landfill on the daily waste created at the Eastfield site.

“This is a fantastic milestone,” said Mark Mitchell, environment, health and safety manager at Perkins. “We first achieved the 100% landfill diversion mark at the end of February and since then I am delighted to say that we have continued to maintain this rate.”

A number of programmes have been put in place at the Peterborough facility to support our recycling efforts and drive down an overall reduction in waste.

Initiatives have included the introduction of an effective waste segregation system; diverting food waste for composting and sending any non-recyclable waste to be converted into fuel.

“It is a fantastic achievement for us to have reached our 100% landfill diversion target, almost eight years ahead of our corporate target for 2020,” added Mark, “and I would like to congratulate everyone at Perkins and SITA, our waste management partner, in making this happen.”

Work is already underway at the Peterborough site to reduce the overall amount of waste produced across the business and minimise the volume of waste being sent to be converted into fuel. Further improvements in segregation through waste stream mapping are also being implemented.

These schemes are also being introduced across Perkins global facilities as they too work towards the 100% landfill diversion mark.

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