FCC Environment is working with tobacco manufacturer Imperial Tobacco to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill from its Nottingham site as part of a three-year waste management contract.
The £750,000 contract, which started in November 2013 is centred on Imperial Tobacco’s manufacturing plant in Nottingham which produces nearly 5,000 tonnes of waste per year.
This includes a variety of materials such as paper and cardboard, metal, wood as well as tobacco and general waste.
Imperial Tobacco aims to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill to less than five per cent during the first year of working with FCC Environment. The company will also offset Imperial Tobacco’s carbon emissions by planting around 900 trees in the Nottingham area.
FCC Environment collects waste from Imperial Tobacco and it either goes to a materials recycling facility in Derbyshire for reprocessing or an energy from waste (EfW) plant in Nottingham to generate electricity and heat; both sites are operated by FCC Environment.
Kristian Dales, sales and marketing director at FCC Environment, added: “Managing Imperial Tobacco’s waste is a unique challenge but we are able to offer the customer peace of mind and guarantee legislative compliance by controlling what happens to the waste as we treat it at our local facilities.”