Whirlpool reappoints Axil in multi-million-pound waste deal

Whirlpool announces a new three-year extension to its contract with its waste management partner, Axil integrated Services

• International kitchen appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation, the home of Hotpoint, Indesit, Whirlpool and KitchenAid brands announces a new three-year extension to its contract with its waste management partner, Axil integrated Services
• The multi-million-pound contract extension follows the achievement of a 50% reduction in general waste and zero waste to landfill at Whirlpool’s UK headquarter in Peterborough and manufacturing centre in Yate, near Bristol
• Through its partnership with Axil, Whirlpool is on track to reach its Net Zero 2030 target for its Scope 1 and 2 emissions

Kitchen appliance manufacturer Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, the home of Hotpoint, Indesit, Whirlpool and KitchenAid brands, has announced the appointment of Axil integrated Services in a multi-million-pound contract. This follows a highly successful previous partnership with the waste management firm that saw the manufacturer achieve a 50 per cent reduction in general waste and achieve its zero waste to landfill by 2022 pledge at Whirlpool sites in Peterborough and Yate.

The manufacturer’s re-appointment of Axil highlights Whirlpool’s ongoing commitment to its sustainability goals, including its Net Zero 2030 target for its Scope 1 and 2 emissions. To date, the waste management expert has already supported Whirlpool in reducing its plastic usage by 80%, as well as an overall reduction in waste by 50% – the equivalent weight of 10 one-tonne Black Rhinos a month. In addition, Axil has saved the company 1,800 in manual hours by introducing machinery for waste movements and processing.

With the support of Axil, Whirlpool has implemented a leading waste management solution which closely follows the Waste Hierarchy. This includes a series of innovations to achieve Whirlpool’s waste recycling and reduction targets such as:

  • Reduced general waste through sortation, reclassification, and energy recovery routes
  • Simplified metal baling process by removing unnecessary handling, which resulted in improved health and safety and efficiency
  • Upgraded on-site processing procedures using new machinery
  • Switched to using local suppliers and a local recycling centre for recyclable materials, which has saved time, reduced Whirlpool’s carbon footprint and directly supports Whirlpool’s strategy of supporting the local economy
  • Removal of single use cutlery and cups in on-site canteens and replace with biodegradable product
  • Regeneration of hazardous waste compound
  • Installation of new welfare cabins for staff

The new multi-million-pound contract includes the total waste management of all waste streams, including: Scrap Metal processing and recycling, Cardboard, Plastic, Wood, General Waste, Dry Mixed Recycling and Hazardous Wastes.

Axil and Whirlpool have worked together to introduce new systems and processes to ensure materials that might previously have classified as waste are recycled. Separating these valuable commodities, along with the recent increase in the value of commodities such as metal, has helped Whirlpool receive a £400k increase in rebates from waste from 2020-2021.

Commenting on the partnership, David Sherrington, UK & Ireland Energy, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Whirlpool, said:

“We have made great strides in waste management thanks to the help and direction of Axil Integrated Services. We’re delighted that that we’ve achieved our zero waste to landfill target, but we’ll continue to work with Axil to further reduce our waste as we pursue our ambitious sustainability goals.”

Noting the important role manufactures have to play in reducing their carbon emissions and waste, Jason Lang, Commercial Director, Axil integrated Services, said:

“We’re very proud of our team’s work on the market, and we think the results are plain to see. We have made significant improvements to both waste and recycling rates as well as raising housekeeping and health and safety standards across the entire site.”ould like to congratulate AIS for making the Cummins Environmental Gateway Successful Innovators List 2017. We have been very impressed with the quality of AIS’s innovation, and even more with the potential for environmental impact and savings. Together we can do more for innovation and the environment.”

Across their global operations, Whirlpool is demonstrating its commitment to the environment through several projects, including #PlasticLess. Whirlpool’s other sustainability partners include PlanetMark, which will independently audit’s the organisations GHG emissions. Whirlpool’s latest sustainability report can be found here.

About Axil Integrated Services

Axil Integrated Services are experts in total waste management, providing solutions from recycling to recovery, treatment, and disposal. Axil Integrated Services helps companies looking to drive costs from their business, achieve ‘zero to landfill’ or those who need waste compliance advice.

Working with some of the UK’s best-known brands, Axil Integrated Services offers waste management services to a range of industry sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Food, Manufacturing and Pharmaceuticals.

For more information, visit www.axil-is.com

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