Engineering an Answer to Waste Management Burden

09 October 2017 by Daryl Tunningley

Another rise in the Landfill Tax means that it now costs £86.10 to dispose of one ton of waste in one of the UK’s burdened landfill sites.

Annual tax hikes, and other Government efforts to boost industrial recycling and materials reuse, have been designed to persuade companies to tighten up the way they manage their waste.

Waste creation remains one of industry’s top environmental impacts, and the pressure is on to handle industrial by-products more sustainably than in the past. This, in turn, is presenting specialist waste management companies with new waste treatment challenges, inspiring them to develop innovative technologies designed to boost their customers’ recycling and resource recovery rates rather than concentrating on mere disposal. 

That’s the message award-winning national independent waste managers CSG will be promoting when the company makes an appearance at this year’s Advanced Engineering Exhibition on November 1-2 (Stand G26).

CSG seeks to act as a ‘green partner’ to its customers by providing them with a customised programme of waste management measures designed to minimize adverse environmental impact in the heavily regulated eco-aware 21st century.

These are called Total Waste Management (TWM) programmes, and CSG technical experts will be on hand at the event to explain how companies can preserve valuable raw materials by recovering and recycling as much as possible in order to divert waste from increasingly expensive landfill, save operational costs, boost sustainability and ensure compliance with stringent waste management regulations. CSG is partnering the world’s leading aircraft landing gear manufacturer – Safran Landing Systems – in its ambition to achieve a coveted ‘zero waste to landfill’ target at its UK base in Gloucester.

The majority of waste collected and diverted from landfill on Safran’s behalf comprises acids, caustics, oils, contaminated rags and wipes and bulk non-hazardous materials, and the company is now diverting around 93 per cent of its by-products – a rise of 81 per cent since the start of the TWM initiative. 

Said CSG group business development manager Mike Wilson: “Many of our industrial customers are now looking to reach the ‘zero waste to landfill’ target, and we are able to employ the full range of waste management Best Available Techniques to help them achieve their aim.”