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Casepak awarded Linney Print contract

After a recent tendering process, Casepak’s Commercial Team has secured a new contract to facilitate the removal and processing of source segregated waste from Mansfield-based printers W&J Linney.

Casepak helps Artisan Press achieve zero waste goal

Casepak has been asked to help Artisan Press achieve its target of zero waste within the next 18 months. Read more

Greenshires gets ‘greener’ with Casepak

The objective Casepak was commissioned by Leicester-based Greenshires, one of the UK’s largest printed marketing material suppliers, to help improve its waste management system. The company’s existing infrastructure lagged behind its competitors, meaning much of its waste was entering landfill unnecessarily. Its dated waste management equipment had also become unreliable. The solution Casepak supplied Greenshires with a comprehensive and bespoke waste management programme and updated range of equipment to process its recyclable materials. This included installing a high-specification waste extraction system and filter from Impact Air; two Thetford compactor units, including a T3 model with rear-loading facility; a Pakawaste Powerkube semi-automatic baler; and a Pakawaste VB56 vertical baler. The outcome Greenshires’ environmental credentials have received an impressive boost following Casepak’s services. As a result of Casepak installing separate bins, Greenshires is now able to separate cardboard and plastic from its waste stream. Greenshires carried out an extensive environmental education programme to explain to staff the importance of separating waste and,...Read More >

Collections and Processing Facility keeps on upgrading!

At the end of last year, the Collections and Processing Facility took ownership of a brand new Lyndex Bi-Max baler which has helped to improve the efficiency of material processing on site. The new baler has already made an impact in the amount of material that is able to be processed on a daily basis.

Casepak helps staff on the Charity trail

A number of staff from both Casepak sites are taking part in events in order to raise money for different charities throughout the year. Casepak has been helping to back them up with sponsorship as well as helping to promote their causes at the same time. Recently, Production Manager Dave Cullen ran the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of a local charity, ‘The Bodie Hodges Foundation’ and Finance Administrator Alex Girvan is hard in training for a half Marathon in the next couple of months. Good luck team!

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Casepak expands business development team

Casepak, one of the UK’s leading waste and recycling organisations, has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new Business Development Executive. The business development executive will look to increase Casepak’s customer base adding new material supply and accounts for the Collections & Processing Facility and Materials Recycling Facility, both based in Leicester. Georgina Cullen, Business Development Director, said: “We are pleased to welcome our new addition to the Casepak team. We are certain this appointment will be a valuable asset to the company.”

Vale of Glamorgan awards Casepak with three year contract

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has awarded Casepak with a three year contract for the processing of co-mingled materials within the Vale. The 12,000 tonnes per annum contract started in April 2014 and runs for three years. After this time there is an option to extend the contract for a further year (to 2018). The Council chose Casepak’s solution based on the company’s focus on quality during the competitive tender process. Furthermore, Casepak’s solution offered the most economical advantages that allowed the Council to plan for increasing recycling performance and provide the best value service for its residents. Material collected from the kerbside of circa 55,000 households in the Vale of Glamorgan will be transported to Casepak’s Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). Commenting on the partnership with Casepak, Councillor Rob Curtis, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Visible Services, stated: “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Casepak over the next three to four years to achieve quality...Read More >

Casepak strengthens operations with new appointments

Leicester-based Casepak, one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management organisations, has bolstered its team with the appointment of a new Transport Manager and Business Development Executive. Tony Price has joined Casepak as Transport Manager bringing with him nine years’ experience in the transport industry having previously worked in IT where he gained his skills in management. In his role at Casepak, Tony is responsible for the team of drivers, ensuring they drive in a safe and courteous manner while adhering to EU regulations. He also oversees the weighbridge and its three staff, making sure that Casepak’s customers and suppliers are dealt with efficiently and day-to-day operations run smoothly. Tony qualified as a Transport Manager in 2005 and carries a Class 1 HGV Licence. Speaking about his role at Casepak, Tony said: “I am delighted to have joined Leicestershire’s premier recycling company and I look forward to facing new challenges and opportunities and playing a part in maintaining the...Read More >

Calling Leicester businesses ! Take advantage of a free recycling service

Leading recycling and waste management company, Casepak is offering small Leicester-based businesses the chance to dispose of their recyclables sensibly and do their part for the environment with a free recycling service. Local businesses are encouraged to bring along material to Casepak’s Collection and Processing Facility, Feldspar Close, Warren Industrial Park, Leicester LE19 4SD, weekdays between 8am and 6pm. Materials included in the free recycling service include: – Card – Paper – Plastic – bottles and packaging – Metals – aluminium and steel The free recycling service allows local businesses to drop off their recycling to Casepak safe in the knowledge it will be processed efficiently and responsibly. Mark Smith, Joint-Managing Director of Casepak said: “We understand most businesses have good intentions when it comes to recycling, however factors such as cost and time can often put paid to these plans. That is why we are offering small, local businesses the chance to bring their recycling along to our site...Read More >

Cardiff extends waste collection contract with Casepak

Cardiff County Council has extended its waste processing contract with Casepak by a further year, with an option to extend it by another year. Under the new contract, Casepak will process 7,000 tonnes of loose material and 5,000 tonnes of baled materials annually. All materials will be collected by Cardiff County Council’s kerbside collection service and will be sent to Casepak’s Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Leicester, where they will be sorted into separate waste streams and subsequently supplied to reprocessors. The new contract is an extension to a previous contract between Casepak and Cardiff County Council. Casepak has been working with the council for more than three years and is delighted to continue this partnership. Ben Maizey, Contracts Manager at Cardiff County Council, said: “We have decided to extend our contract with Casepak as they offer the best value in price and service. Previous experience working with Casepak proved they are able to provide invaluable reporting and support in...Read More >

Casepak helps leading printing house achieve zero waste

Leicestershire-based recycling and waste management company, Casepak has improved the recycling performance of one of the UK’s leading printing companies, Greenshires. As a result the printer now operates as a zero waste to landfill business. Casepak was commissioned by Greenshires to improve its waste management and recycling systems. The printing company’s existing waste and recycling infrastructure lagged behind its competitors, resulting in much of its waste entering landfill unnecessarily. Casepak developed a tailor-made waste management programme for the printers and installed an updated range of equipment to process its recyclable materials. This included the installation of a high-specification waste extraction system and filter from Impact Air; two Thetford units, including a T3 model with rear-loading facility; a Pakawaste Powerkube semi-automatic baler and a Pakawaste VB56 vertical baler. As part of its comprehensive strategy, Casepak installed separate bins so that cardboard and plastic would be removed from the waste stream. This reduced the number of collections of office waste by a...Read More >

George Smith – 1936-2013

With great sadness Casepak has announced that its Chairman, founder and inspiration, George Smith, passed away on 23rd September at home in Leicester. Born George Albert Edward Smith in 1936 in Leicester, George was one of life’s true entrepreneurs. On leaving the navy aged 19, he worked in a local grocery store and then, in the early 1960s, on realising there was no bingo hall in Leicester he acquired the Corn Exchange and drew in the crowds providing bingo to the people. He soon gained the moniker Bingo George, which stayed with him for the rest of his life. Moving on from bingo George joined Vinaflex in Leicester initially on the Shop Floor making soles for shoes, quickly becoming Manager. Vinaflex used a lot of very expensive cartons, and in a bid to reduce costs George started buying second-hand cartons. After speaking to other companies he realised he had found a niche in the market and in 1972 he launched...Read More >

Casepak MRF welcomes trainee teachers

Leicestershire-based recycling company Casepak recently welcomed 10 student teachers to the Education Room at its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). The students are currently undertaking a one year primary postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) at The University of Leicester and were encouraged to visit the Casepak MRF by Leicester City Council to see the facility in action as an example of recycling best practice. The PGCE students were the first student teachers to visit the MRF in a bid to see how they would be able to incorporate recycling, the 3Rs and a visit to the MRF into lesson plans for primary school children. The students took a tour of the facility and following the visit devised lesson plans including how recycling initiatives can be introduced in the classroom. The Casepak MRF is home to a dedicated Education Room which includes a viewing gallery where visitors are able to see how the MRF works from delivery of materials through to sorting...Read More >

Casepak MRF to host Envirolink conference

Leicestershire-based recycling company Casepak will use its state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to host the next Envirolink conference on Thursday 18th October. The conference will explore the role of MRFs in the supply of quality materials to industry and reducing the need for virgin feedstock. Topics covered will include: how to maximise quality, the MRF Code of Practice, understanding MRF performance, plastics packaging, and updating an existing MRF. Kevin Thomas, Director MRF Operations at Casepak, said: “This Envirolink conference is a great way to bring together the industry to discuss and assess ways in which we can improve the UK MRF industry by sharing experiences and opinions. We’d also like to welcome delegates to take a tour of the Casepak MRF and see it in operation.” A selection of the industry’s key players will be present including: • Peter Jones OBE, Ecolateral • Kevin Thomas, Director MRF Operations, Casepak • Steve Waite, Sector Specialist – MRFs and Materials Sourcing, WRAP...Read More >

Casepak creates more than 100 new jobs in Leicestershire

Recycling company Casepak has created 108 new jobs in Leicestershire since the launch of its new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in September last year. Located on a brown field site, once the British Shoe Association sports ground, the new facility has also provided the region with the very latest recycling solutions. This will help the area’s local authorities, householders and businesses to reduce waste, recycle more and, importantly, use fewer virgin materials. Despite the difficult economy, Casepak has bucked national trends and exceeded its initial target of employing 100 new staff this year. And, with more capacity at the plant, the company’s growth is expected to continue into next year. “Before opening the MRF we employed 77 people at our plant in Enderby,” explained Joint Managing Director Mark Smith. “With our second site at Braunstone Frith now providing 108 jobs, we’ve more than doubled our workforce in the last 10 months, which is phenomenal.” The MRF is an extremely high...Read More >

Casepak helps printer with zero waste goal

Leicestershire-based recycling and waste management company Casepak is working with printer Artisan Press to help it reach its zero waste objective within the next 18 months. Artisan Press is one of the UK’s largest, fully independent web offset printing specialists. The company prints a variety of catalogues, magazines and brochures, operating 365 days a year around the clock. With six web offset presses and six binding lines operating across three sites, Artisan has relied on Casepak to provide recycling services for all of its recovered paper, card and plastic packaging for the last three decades. However, with landfill becoming increasingly expensive and environmentally unacceptable, the Artisan team was keen to increase the volume and variety of materials recycled, with the intention of becoming a zero waste to landfill company during 2013. To meet this objective, Casepak has identified and is putting in place a phased strategy of small and simple efficiencies that will change the way the company approaches waste...Read More >

Casepak’s recycling performance hits the right notes

On Wednesday 27th June, Leicestershire-based recycling company, Casepak held ‘The Five Step Approach to Recycling Performance’ conference at its state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). The conference was well attended by local authorities from across the UK as well as some of Casepak’s existing local authority clients, customers and suppliers. The premise of the conference was to bring together those in charge of recycling to discuss ways in which recycling performance and associated communications can be improved. Kevin Thomas, Director, MRF Operations, for Casepak said: “The conference was all about how, as an industry, we can all work together by sharing our best practice and operational experiences to improve the quality of outputs supplied to UK reprocessors.” The conference was supported by guest speakers Ray Georgeson, CEO of the Resource Association; Steve Waite, Sector Specialist at Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP); Kevin Pegg, Group Manager, Neighbourhood Services, Blaby District Council. Kevin Thomas delivered a presentation on the challenges faced by...Read More >

Casepak is Leicestershire’s top business

Recycling company Casepak has been named as Leicestershire’s ‘Business of the Year 2012’ at the prestigious Leicestershire Business Awards. Casepak also won the award in the ‘Investing in Leicestershire’ category. These achievements highlight the company’s commitment to Leicestershire by creating local jobs as well as substantial financial investment within the county in the last two years. Mark Smith, Joint Managing Director at Casepak, said: “We were up against stiff competition, but this is a real accomplishment and testament to our success as a Leicestershire-based business. We are delighted to be recognised for our investment into the latest technologies which is sure to have helped us win these awards.” Judges were impressed with Casepak’s £21 million Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), in Braunstone Frith, which is capable of recycling 95 per cent of the material it processes. Casepak also operates a Collection and Processing Facility in Enderby which processes 145,000 tonnes of paper and plastic every year. Over 99% of all materials...Read More >

Casepak launches local authority conference to improve recycling performance

Leicestershire-based recycling company Casepak will use its state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to host a conference for local authorities to share best practice knowledge and discuss methods to improve recycling performance. The ‘Five Step Approach to Improved Recycling Performance’ conference will take place on Wednesday 27th June, 2012. The conference has been specifically developed to help those responsible for improving local authority recycling performance and associated communications. Kevin Thomas, Director, MRF Operations, for Casepak said: “It is vital for the recycling industry as a whole that we share our operational experiences and research to spread best practice and improve the quality of outputs supplied to UK reprocessors. “Technology alone will not deliver the improvements and efficiencies needed to recover more materials, but education and shared knowledge can help to bridge the gap and improve recycling performance and quality in the UK.” The conference will provide an opportunity to share best practice and identify new opportunities for improvements. It will also...Read More >

South Holland District Council awards waste contract to Casepak

South Holland District Council has awarded a new 3-year recycling contract to Casepak. Under the contract, 9,348 tonnes of commingled recovered materials collected through the authority’s kerbside collection will be processed at the Casepak Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Leicester. The contract, which comes into effect from the 1st April 2012, was awarded to Casepak following a competitive procurement process involving six bidders. Casepak’s bid was considered to be the most competitive solution. South Holland District Council collects recyclable materials from 38,241 households each week. The materials collected include: paper, cardboard, plastics, food and drink cans, textiles and mixed glass. The Council currently recycles 34%-35% of its waste. Under the new agreement, recovered materials will be delivered to the Casepak MRF where they will be sorted using the very latest sorting and separation technology. The Casepak MRF, which was officially opened just a month ago by Waste and Recycling Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach, is the most advanced of its...Read More >

Lord Taylor launches Casepak’s £21 million Materials Recycling Facility

Today, 16th January 2012, Casepak celebrated the official launch of its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). To mark the launch, Environment Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach, attended the event as guest of honour, giving a short speech and presenting a plaque to the company’s Chairman and founder George Smith. Following the presentation, guests from the waste industry and public sector were given tours of the new facility, which features some of the most progressive materials sorting equipment and processes currently available in the UK. Casepak has invested £21 million into the development of the MRF, located at Braunstone Frith Industrial Estate, Leicester, and has acquired new technologies to ensure maximum materials recovery combined with increased cost efficiency. The resulting MRF has the capacity to sort 150,000 tonnes of dry, mixed recyclables a year including paper, card, plastics, metal and glass and aims to recover 95 percent of the material processed as a resource. The remainder will be used as a fuel...Read More >

First UK MRF to sort highly compacted material opens

Casepak has opened its £21 million materials recycling facility (MRF) which is the first in the UK to incorporate a specialist screen to recognise and separate the highly compacted plastic and metal food packaging found in household recycling collections. Centrally located in Leicester, the new Casepak MRF sorts and separates dry mixed recyclables at 26 tonnes per hour and has an annual process capacity of 150,000 tonnes per annum. The system has been designed to capture a minimum of 95 per cent of the materials processed as a resource while maximising the purity levels of the end product. The MRF has three key features which will deliver these purity levels, ensuring the end materials reach the quality standards requested by reprocessors: a 50-100 mm bypass screen which recognises and separates highly compacted materials; a de-inking screen which recognises and separates fibre grades; and the capability to increase manual intervention and quality inspections at key stages, over and the above the...Read More >

First plant delivery arrives at Casepak’s £21 million Leicester MRF

Casepak’s new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) is beginning to take shape after having received its first plant delivery from the USA.Currently under construction in Leicester, this is the first of several deliveries due to arrive at the facility as the £21 million MRF nears completion. With the construction of the building envelope now finished, the facility is on track to become fully operational by September 2011.This week’s delivery saw the arrival of the facility’s specialist sorting equipment incorporating the latest plant developments from Bulk Handling Systems, of Eugene, USA. Other equipment delivered includes specialist screening for highly compacted materials; additional fibre screens to produce high quality newspapers and magazines; and dedicated optical sorting technology to produce a high quality mixed paper fraction.With a combination of automated technology and intensive manual quality control, Casepak’s MRF will be one of the most advanced facilities in the UK. It will sort mixed collections of paper, card, plastic, metal and glass and aims to...Read More >

Casepak appoints new Director Kevin Thomas

Casepak, the fast growing recycling and waste management company, which is to open its new Leicester Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) later this year, has appointed new Director Kevin Thomas to oversee the development and operation of the new £21 million plant. Kevin has more than 20 years’ experience in the waste management industry and joins the company from his role as Business Development Director at SCA Recycling UK where he was instrumental in the development of the company’s Southampton MRF. Prior to SCA Recycling, Kevin owned and ran his own recycling and waste management consultancy company, as well as spending time in senior operational roles with Biffa Waste Services and with SCA Recycling in the Netherlands. As Director – MRF Operations at Casepak, Kevin will be responsible for the strategic business development of the new facility, recruiting key team members, overseeing the installation and commissioning of plant, and leading new waste contract bid teams. He will also provide direction on...Read More >

Casepak begins recruitment for £21 million investment

Growing waste management and recycling company Casepak has launched a recruitment campaign to attract key industry specialists to join the management team which will run the company’s new £21 million Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Leicester. With the construction of the plant now nearing completion, the company will also be recruiting locally throughout the summer months to fill a further 20 administrative, engineering and operations positions. The Leicester-based recycling specialist is well known throughout the Midlands for its specialist paper, card and plastics processing facility at Enderby. Here, 77 employees work to divert 145,000 tonnes of recyclable materials, collected through local authority kerbside collections and from business recycling schemes, away from landfill. The new facility, which will become fully operational in September 2011, more than doubles the quantity of material that Casepak can handle and also increases the number and type of materials that can be processed. The new Materials Recycling Facility is located at Braunstone Frith Industrial Estate, close...Read More >

Casepak wins Rutland County Council waste contract

Casepak and Rutland County Council have agreed a new five-year waste management contract which will make it easier for residents to recycle at the kerbside. Under the new agreement, which started in April 2011, the existing mixed, fortnightly scheme will now see a wider range of materials collected. The extended service will be made available to all of the 16,000 homes in the county, increasing the council’s already excellent recycling rate which is over 55%. The existing grey bin recycling scheme already accepted a variety of materials including: mixed glass, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, food and drink cans, aerosols and foil. However, the contract with Casepak will now enable residents to recycle many more items including: Tetra Paks, cartons, some kitchen plastics, plastic film (e.g. carrier bags) and selected household batteries. Strategic Director for Places at Rutland County Council, Aman Mehra said: “Casepak was selected as our preferred choice through the tendering process and was judged on method, service and...Read More >

Casepak builds £21 million MRF in Leicester

Casepak is set to double in size with the announcement that it is building a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Leicester. With construction already underway, the new fully covered processing facility will become operational in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will have the capacity to handle 150,000 tonnes of mixed dry recyclables annually. Using a combination of automated technology and intensive manual quality control, the MRF will sort mixed collections of paper, card, plastic, metal and glass and aims to recover 95% of the material processed as a resource. Most of the recovered materials will be sold to UK reprocessors for manufacture into new products and materials. Centrally located in Leicester, close to the M1, the new MRF will be Casepak’s second site. The company, which was founded in 1973 and is jointly owned by G.A.E. Smith (Holdings) Ltd and SCA Recycling UK Ltd, currently has 77 employees at its facility in Enderby, Leicester, where it collects, processes...Read More >

Casepak and SCA win Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council waste contract

Casepak, SCA Recycling and Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council have agreed a new five-year waste management contract which will help increase the area’s recycling rates. Under the new joint agreement, beginning April 2011, Casepak and SCA Recycling will sort the materials from the existing commingled, fortnightly collection from all of the 110,000 households in Walsall. Materials collected from Walsall recycling centres and bring sites will also contribute to the 28,000 tonne per annum contract. The contract with Walsall is just one of many earmarked for processing at Casepak’s new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) currently under construction in Leicester. Casepak and SCA Recycling were awarded the contract following a financial and technical assessment of their bids. Together, Casepak and SCA Recycling will aim to improve Walsall Council’s current recycling rate of 47% and help reach their proposed diversion target of 50%. In reaching this diversion target, the borough will not only benefit environmentally but also economically. Casepak’s new MRF will have the...Read More >


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