Galliford Try introduces new sustainable PPE and packaging recycling scheme

Date 14 Oct 2022

Galliford Try has diverted almost 350kg of PPE from landfill as part of a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and packaging recycling scheme.

Following the acquisition of nmcn last year, the company was committed to ensuring waste was minimised when rebranding the acquired business.

Across various sites, a total of almost 350kg of PPE - comprising hard hats, high visibility vests and jackets - was collected and diverted away from landfill with the help of safety, welfare and site equipment supplier OnSite Support.

Plastics, Waste Product Fibre (WPF), Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) and PPE were mostly recycled, with a small amount of Waste-to-Energy (WtE) - the process of generating energy from the primary treatment of waste, or the processing of waste into a fuel source.

As a result, new recycling products from the recycling scheme have been created and are currently in the process of being transformed into insulation, relief and removal blankets, hanging basket liners and buoys.

Going forward, Galliford Try will continue to implement the PPE scheme with OnSite Support, helping the business to reduce carbon emissions, minimise waste to landfill and increase the use of recycled and recovered materials across its operations.

Commenting on the achievement, Simon Stone, Head of Supply Chain Management, explained: “Protecting the environment and lowering our carbon emissions are a key component of our Sustainable Growth Strategy, so we are delighted to have been able to divert this PPE away from landfill, working closely with OnSite Support.”

"We know Galliford Try are committed to sustainability and that it is a core part of how they operate,” said Tom Pittock, Strategic Relationship Manager at OnSite Support. “That is why rolling out our PPE and packaging recycling scheme with them has been an absolute success, and it is also great to see more PPE being responsibly dealt with at the end of its life."