Recycling needn’t be thirsty work – as one spring water and soft drinks manufacturer found out when it worked alongside Mayglothing to achieve zero to landfill.
Radnor Hills, based in Knighton, Powys, aims to ensure all waste it produces is either reused, recycled, composted, or sent to energy recovery by the end of 2018.
The industry-leading supplier of bottled water products has worked alongside Herefordshire-based waste management contractors Mayglothling to help put them on track to meet this target.
As well as the positive effects on the environment, Radnor Hills is expected to save £50,000 per annum by disposing of its waste correctly and generate an additional £3-5000 a month in revenue by selling the baled bottles, baled polythene and cardboard, and crushed drums.
Since May, the Mayglothling team has worked with Radnor Hills to implement an effective waste management strategy to help Radnor Hills on the ‘Road to Recycling’.
William Watkins, Managing Director of Radnor Hills, said: “As a company, we are absolutely committed to the protection of the local and global environment.
“With Mayglothling’s help, we have been taking steps to minimise the environmental impacts concerning our activities and products and are thrilled that with their help we are on track to achieving zero to landfill by the end of the year.
“We have now acheived ISO 14001 accreditation which further demonstrates our commitment to the environment.”
Jonathan Mayglothling, Manager Director at Mayglothling, said: “It has been great working alongside such a well-known brand as Radnor Hills and helping them on the road to achieving their goal of zero to landfill.
“With our help, it looks like they will be able to achieve this aim as well as making considerable savings for the company.
“Mayglothling is always happy to work with companies who are looking to implement the most environmentally-friendly waste management solutions which can also benefit their business. We wish Radnor Hills all the best with becoming zero to landfill by the end of 2018.”
The site now has a drum crusher to crush 205L steel drums used to transport syrups into a disc which is then sold for revenue.
There are also two balers – one used to bale bottles and the other used to bale polythene and cardboard – which are then sold for revenue and reused by other manufacturers.
All glass and plastic bottles are fully recyclable and all remaining waste is used for RDF Energy as opposed to going to landfill.