Waste management results
in manual handling time, by introducing waste machinery on site.
£ 200 K
in revenue per annum, generated from material rebates.
in plastic waste, by improving segregation and introducing continuous bin liners.
Whirlpool are achieving healthy numbers by cutting waste and generating revenue through rebates from waste materials.
Peterborough & Yate
Total Waste Management
Years with Axil
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.
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.
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.
Whirlpool saw a reduction in general waste through sortation, reclassification, energy recovery and new machinery.
Colour-coded bins and additional signage have been implemented across the site, to increase waste segregation and support recycling.
Improved housekeeping involving a site clean-up and clear out of material increases compliance.
Introduction of new ‘continuous liner’ bin bags which produce less plastic waste than a normal bin bag.
Whirlpool now uses local suppliers which saves time, reduces carbon footprint and supports Whirlpool’s strategy of supporting the local economy.
Removal of single use cutlery in on-site canteens and replace with biodegradable product has seen a 80% reduction in plastic.
“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.”
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
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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