Crystal Peaks Nominated for Waste Management Award
We at Crystal Peaks were recognised for our handling of waste management and zero landfill policy with a nomination for a major national award. We were nominated for Sceptre’s Waste Management Award, after we prevented 95 per cent of our waste from being incinerated.
We worked with our staff, retailers, suppliers and clients to strengthen a culture of reduction and reuse within our site team and retail units.
The annual Sceptre Awards recognise's the best practice and best people in the shopping centre industry.
With the aim of creating zero waste to landfill, we diverted 95% of our waste from incineration in the last six months of 2016 – saving a total of 150 tonnes.
More than 25,000 sheets of paper were saved through new technology and 18 metal road signs were saved from the scrap heap using innovative methods to refresh faded images. Cardboard recycling also increased by 32%. This has all led to a saving in excess of £2300.
We also achieved a 20% reduction in fuel usage – giving a financial saving of £1300.
In addition, our landscaping team led the way with sustainable reuse initiatives, including chipping production and green waste management.
“We are delighted that all our efforts towards a zero landfill policy are being recognised by the Sceptre Awards,” said our centre Manager Lee Greenwood.
“Sustainability is the primary focus for 2017, with reduction, reuse, and recycling. This was already evident in the first two months of this year where we saw an increase in recycling rates of more than 270 per cent compared to the same period last year.”
Although we didn't win, we are extremely proud to have been nominated for such a fantastic award!