Following a competitive tender, the new contract will see Axil maximise value for Whirlpool through increased on-site segregation of materials, enhanced recycling methods and improved trading of recycling commodities.
At Whirlpool’s sites in Peterborough and Yate, Axil has already implemented more efficient processes for material handling and installed improved processing equipment.
New welfare facilities have also been installed for the onsite waste operatives. These changes are said to have already provided Whirlpool with increased rebate revenues and improved cost control.
Whirlpool has an ambitious target to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2022 – the Axil solution builds on the success already achieved and will aim to deliver increased environmental benefits.
The improved CSR performance is being achieved through:
- Reduction in general waste due to specialist trained on site teams segregating at source
- Regeneration of waste compound and equipment
- Improved on-site processing procedures
- Introduction of low volume plastic bags to reduce plastic waste
- Removal of single use plastics in the canteen areas
- Increase of composting and food waste across sites
- Introducing closed loop systems
- Reduced carbon footprint by using local suppliers
Environmentally focused and sustainable processes have been implemented across every aspect of the business, from scrap domestic appliances to the food waste generated in the staff canteens.
In addition to its zero waste to landfill pledge, the business says that it is continually striving to find new, more ecologically friendly components for machines and exploring new green initiatives that reduce the environmental impact of its operations.