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Investment in new state of the art machinery pushes recycling and recovery rate of redundant electrical equipment in excess of 99%

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Celtic Recycling, the UK leader in the decommissioning and recycling of end of life equipment has invested in a state of the art shredder to further enhance the companies recycling and recovery rate.Historically, difficult wastes such as oil-contaminated insulating paper, pressboard, wood, etc. have been lost as a by-product of copper recovery, or consigned to landfill.

Investment in this new, state of the art equipment will enable these materials to be segregated, shredded and prepared for use as a secondary fuel, thus reducing demand for ever diminishing non-renewable fossil fuels.

Innovative waste management solutions have an integral role to play in responding to increasing legislative pressure to divert waste from landfill and also to reduce demand for natural resources.

Celtic Recycling is very pleased to maintain its position as the market leader in innovative technologies in respect of disposal of heavy electrical equipment.

In addition to saving energy and natural resources, reducing pollution and ultimately diverting waste from landfill, innovative waste management strategies can also provide a means of generating revenue and increasing a company’s profitability through resourceful investment recovery.

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State of the art shredder will further enhance
Celtic Recycling’s recycling and recovery rate

Successful verification of CEMARS™ certification

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

CEMARSCarbon reduction

Celtic Recycling has received verification of renewal of the company’s CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) certification, demonstrating commitment to the principles of environmental sustainability.

The company initially achieved certification in July 2012 following a successful independent audit and verification process undertaken by Achilles. CEMARS is approved by the Environment Agency as a fully creditable Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Measurement Scheme to ISO 14064-1:2006 specifications

 It can also be used to comply with emissions reporting through the UK Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and Energy Efficiency Scheme and is also designed to avoid duplication of GHG inventory reporting to other schemes.
Covering all six internationally recognised greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxides, per fluorocarbons, hydro fluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride), CEMARS is a comprehensive standard which requires all Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions to be accurately monitored and reported.

The scheme is designed, and ideally suited, to capture all of Celtic Recycling’s major contributions to GHG emissions. By means of an ‘e-manage’ system, based on DEFRA conversion tables, various unit measurables, such as electricity (Kwh) or diesel (litres), are converted into tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents – hence the universally recognised term ‘carbon footprint’. The aim is then to reduce these emission figures over a 5 year rolling reporting period in absolute and/or relative terms.

The company’s reduction targets are set at 2.5% per year, and fall well within the UK Government’s carbon dioxide reduction target of 80% of 1990 levels by the year 2050. Employee awareness training, together with procurement of energy efficient equipment and vehicles are providing the stimulus to ensure the company will meet or exceed its stated objectives.

Celtic Recycling scoops environmental management award

Monday, February 27th, 2012
Celtic Recycling scoops environmental management award
Photographed (left to right) Glyn Cox, Regulation Section Head, RWE Npower; Camilla Bollington, Health and Safety Manager, RWE Npower; Peter O’Rourke, Contract Manager, Celtic Recycling; Phil Allen, Aberthaw Power Station Manager, RWE Npower and Paul Hazelwood, Mechanical Section Head, RWE Npower.

Celtic Recycling is delighted to have been presented with an award for its ‘Contribution to Environmental Management’.

Voted for by a panel of judges including members of the RWE Npower senior management team and specialist outage contractors, the award recognises the efficient management of waste disposal undertaken by Celtic Recycling during a busy outage period.

Peter O’Rourke, Celtic Recycling Contract Manager at RWE Npower Aberthaw Power Station accepted the award and a cheque for £500 which was donated to Cancer Research UK.