Achieving Zero Waste
to Landfill with
Total Waste Management

WHIRLPOOL CASE STUDY

Waste management results

Following the roll-out of Axil’s Total Waste Management service in 2018, Whirlpool are seeing impressive results.
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1800

hours saved

in manual handling time, by introducing waste machinery on site.

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£ 200 K

increase

in revenue per annum, generated from material rebates.

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80 %

reduction

in plastic waste, by improving segregation and introducing continuous bin liners.

The Client

Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd, part of Whirlpool Corporation, is the world’s largest manufacturer of major home appliances.

Across their global operations, Whirlpool is demonstrating its commitment to the environment through several projects, including #PlasticLess and a zero waste to landfill pledge by 2022.

 

 

The Requirement

Whirlpool wanted a supplier who could manage all of their waste and recycling requirements across their UK manufacturing sites. In addition, detailed management information reports and sharing of best practice needed to be delivered to help drive continual improvement.

The contract included the total waste management of all waste streams, including: scrap metal stripping and recycling, Cardboard, Plastic, Wood, General Waste, Dry Mixed Recycling and Hazardous Wastes.

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.

Arrange a waste review

Innovations and Waste Solutions

Axil recommended a phased approach to deliver a sustainable total waste management solution. This included a series of innovations to achieve Whirlpool’s waste recycling and reduction targets.

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New waste
processes

Whirlpool saw a reduction in general waste through sortation, reclassification, energy recovery and new machinery.

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Clear
segregation

Colour-coded bins and additional signage have been implemented across the site, to increase waste segregation and support recycling.

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Improved Housekeeping

Improved housekeeping involving a site clean-up and clear out of material increases compliance.

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Introduction of
continuous liners

Introduction of new ‘continuous liner’ bin bags which produce less plastic waste than a normal bin bag.

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Switch to
local suppliers

Whirlpool now uses local suppliers which saves time, reduces carbon footprint and supports Whirlpool’s strategy of supporting the local economy.

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Removing
single-use cutlery

Removal of single use cutlery in on-site canteens and replace with biodegradable product has seen a 80% reduction in plastic.

David Sherrington

“It has been an exceptional year working with Axil Integrated Services and we have made great strides in waste management thanks to their help and direction.

To achieve such healthy numbers in cutting waste is very positive and we look forward to reducing the company’s waste further and contributing to bettering our workplace environment, driving zero to landfill, and ultimately making some headway in helping our planet.”

David Sherrington

UK & Ireland Energy, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Whirlpool

Benefits of Total Waste Management

Axil recommended a phased approach to deliver a sustainable total waste management solution. A series of innovations were put in place to achieve Whirlpool’s waste reduction and recycling targets.

Zero to landfill achieved

Whirlpool now maintain a zero waste to landfill status at their Peterborough site.

 
Axil have helped Whirlpool achieve Zero waste to landfill through a series of major project work. This includes the regeneration of their hazardous waste compound which increased compliance and the efficiency of hazardous waste disposal. Furthermore, a simplified metal baling process was introduced by removing unnecessary handling, resulting in an improvement in health and safety and foot miles.

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Improved equipment processes

New welfare facilities have also been installed for the onsite waste operatives.

 
At Whirlpool’s sites in Peterborough and Yate, Axil has already implemented more efficient processes for material handling and have installed improved processing equipment. These changes have already provided Whirlpool with increased rebate revenues and improved cost control.

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Re-engineer your waste

ARRANGE A WASTE REVIEW

To gain a clearer understanding of your waste operations, we will visit to carry out a detailed site audit.

Our waste management experts will understand your waste streams and the challenges you face— and develop a service proposal tailored to accommodate your needs.

We will explain how our innovative solutions can re-engineer your waste to reduce your costs and increase your recycling.