Business in Brief 22/05/19

FCC Environment to run Suffolk Recycling Centres

Suffolk County Council and FCC Environment have begun a new eight-year contract for the operation of 11 Recycling Centres in Suffolk with a greater emphasis on reuse, the use of enhanced technology to speed up throughput and tackle trade waste abuse as well as ongoing site improvements.

In 2018, 62,000 tonnes of household waste were brought to Suffolk’s Recycling Centres,  of which 77 per cent was reused and recycled. Over 100,000 items were donated to support local charities.

FCC Environment has won a new contract to run 11 of Suffolk's Recycling Centres.Commenting on the new contract, Paul West, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, said: “This is a high-profile service with over 1.5 million users each year across the 11 sites. We are delighted to once again be working with FCC Environment, who have demonstrated they have the experience and ambition to deliver against our targets and work in partnership with us to provide an excellent service for residents throughout the county.”

FCC Environment Regional Director Steve Longdon added: “FCC Environment manages Recycling Centres up and down the country and as such as are a safe pair of hands, so we are delighted to be continuing this role with Suffolk County Council and we are excited to be bringing through a range of improvements and innovations to ensure we meet resident expectations and increase recycling.”

You can find out more about FCC Environment on the company’s website.



MBA Polymers acquires PPR Wipag

MBA Polymers UK, has announced the acquisition of Dover-based automotive plastics recycler, PPR Wipag. Like MBA Polymers UK, PPR Wipag diverts plastic waste streams which would otherwise have been destined for landfill, to produce high-quality recycled polymers.

As part of the acquisition, Jonathan Weston will join the MBA Polymers UK management team as Post Industrial Products Manager.

Paul Mayhew, General Manager at MBA Polymers UK said: “As a member of the EMR Group, MBA will be able to leverage the existing group infrastructure and provide a total plastic waste management solution to the automotive and injection moulding sectors. The cutting edge technology used by both companies will also allow us to explore the recycling of new polymers.”

Visit the company website for more on MBA Polymers.



Warwick Ward becomes new Keestrack dealer

Warwick Ward (machinery) Ltd has announced a new partnership with Keestrack as its new dealer for England and Wales for its full range of crushing and screening equipment.

Keestrack Area Manager Peter McGeary said: “We are delighted to have signed an agreement with Warwick Ward. This company is a household name in the machinery industry in the UK and is well recognised for selling quality equipment and excellent after sales support. 

Mr McGeary said the partnership between Keestrack and Warwick Ward will help further increase the sales of Keestrack machines in England and Wales with a focus on supporting its existing customers and finding new customers who are looking for high-quality crushers and screeners.

Ashley Ward, Managing Director at Warwick Ward, said: “Warwick Ward are delighted and excited to embark on this new partnership with Keestrack. The Keestrack products are without doubt of exceptionally high quality and the product range fills an important gap in our overall company portfolio. In addition, the products complement very well our other brand partner offerings in the crushing, screening and materials processing sector where we already have many strong existing relationships. We look forward to what we hope will be a long and successful collaboration.”

For more on Warwick Ward, visit the company’s website.



Cromwell Polythene promote Alex Lee to Business Development Manager

Cromwell Polythene, which supplies a range of polythene and compostable products to aid recycling and waste management, has appointed Alex Lee as a Business Development Manager, through internal promotion.

Lee joined the Cromwell Polythene team as a sales executive last year after several years’ experience in the agricultural and IT sectors. In his new role as one of Cromwell’s Business Development Managers, he will be responsible for building relationships in the western region of the UK.

Richard Rowling (left) and Alex Lee (right).
Richard Rowling (left) and Alex Lee (right).
Lee takes over this position from Richard Rowling, who has been with Cromwell Polythene team for over ten years and is now retiring. Rowling has more than forty years’ experience supplying products to the recycling and waste management industry.

Commenting on his appointment, Lee said: “Richard is a well-recognised figure in the polythene industry and leaves some big shoes to fill. The sharing of his in-depth knowledge and practical experience of the whole supply chain from manufacturing to distribution has been invaluable in my induction to the role. I look forward to continuing his good work and to taking on the challenge of building on his success.”

Rowling said: “I leave my position in safe hands with Alex’s appointment and wish him and the company all the best for the future. I have had an enjoyable and fulfilling career, during which I have seen collection methods change, the rise of recycling, and continued developments to capture and contain resources, including the collection of food waste over recent years in particular. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone I have worked with and met, and all the valued customers I have built wonderful relationships with over the years.”

More information on Cromwell Polythene is available on the company’s website.