Tuesday, February 8, 2011

News: United Biscuits achieves zero waste to landfill at Rotherham site


United Biscuits, the makers of KP Nuts, has announced that its Rotherham site is now sending zero waste to landfill.

The Eastwood factory achieved zero waste to landfill by maximising their recycling efforts, reducing the amount of waste being brought in to the business, and having any residual waste that could not be recycled normally incinerated to create energy.

The company announced last year that it had achieved its target of zero food waste to landfill by 2010 a year early - and after achieving a 44% reduction in non-food waste to landfill in 2009, UB brought forward its target of zero non-food waste to landfill to 2012, from the original deadline of 2015.

Rotherham is one of four UK sites now sending zero waste to landfill, supporting an overall reduction of 55% in non-food waste to landfill across the UK business last year, and the company is well on its way to meeting its 2012 target.

Mark Thorpe, UK Manufacturing Director at United Buscuits, said: "It's great that four of our sites have now achieved zero waste to landfill.

"We'll continue to work hard to ensure more of our sites achieve this until we meet our target of zero waste to landfill by 2012.

"We'll continue to increase recycling, reduce the amount of waste we bring in to sites, and as a last resort, incinerate waste to create energy, but we'll also look to reduce the amount of waste we generate internally and work with our suppliers to identify ways they can help us achieve our target."

Production of KP Nuts began in Rotherham in the 1940's and today the facility produces around 1.8m packets of nuts a week.

United Buscuits website

Images: kpnuts.com


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