#PledgeLessPlastic; O’Donovan Certification; & Helistrat Contract

Time To #PledgeLessPlastic For World Environment Day 2018

The Society for the Environment is urging individuals and organisations to “pledge less plastic” for World Environment Day 2018.

Following the announcement by UN Environment that the theme for World Environment Day 2018 is “beat plastic pollution – if you can’t reuse it, refuse it”, the Society is asking you to play your part.

World Environment Day (5th June) is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. The global theme and host for World Environment Day changes each year to highlight a range of environmental matters.

The Society champions the annual UN initiative, and this year, alongside a range of partners, they are encouraging individuals and organisations to share inspiring plastic reduction case studies and protect our environment by pledging to use less plastic. It is well documented that plastic waste is a huge problem globally and it needs to be addressed with positive action.

With the help of social media and websites, the Society will be spreading the word about plastic consumption, especially single-use plastic, using the hashtag #PledgeLessPlastic.


O’Donovan First In Sector To Achieve ISO 39001 Certification

O’Donovan Waste Disposal have become the first dedicated waste company to receive the ISO 39001 certification from BSI, which evaluates the management system of road safety and that seeks to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries from traffic accidents.

To achieve the ISO 39001 certification, the company enhanced their existing comprehensive safety system, demonstrating its cohesive processes in each of its operations, whilst refining objectives and action plans that fulfil the requirements specified by the standard.

The ISO 39001 certification concentrates on a management framework focused on enhancing all areas of road traffic safety.

O’Donovan has set road safety goals and objectives, aimed at improving the already high standards set, which is now reinforced by the accomplishment of the ISO 39001 certification.


Helistrat’s A Schuh-In For Recycling Contract

Helistrat has been awarded a 5-year waste and recycling contract by leading footwear retailer schuh.

The contract will see a phased implementation which will start with the company’s two distribution centres in Bathgate and Livingston and a number of Scottish stores.

This will immediately enable them to divert 100% of their waste from landfill. Over the course of 2018 Helistrat will take all 136 of schuh’s high street stores to a completely landfill free solution.

Over the course of the contract Helistrat and schuh will work to develop and implement a number of initiatives including the backhauling of cardboard from stores, the development of closed-loop packaging solutions and the recycling of other waste streams such as coffee grinds.

schuh will also benefit from an increased level of accurate and on-time waste data to demonstrate the financial and environmental benefits of the service and support the development of future sustainability initiatives.


 

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