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Casepak has been providing recycling and waste management solutions since the early 1970s. With such a long history, it’s no surprise that many public and private sector organisations have employed one or more of our sustainable waste management solutions to help them reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and improve resource recovery.

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Streamlined recycling system = more efficient operations for KeCo

Objective

Cambridgeshire-based KeCo Food Service Packaging was looking for a solution to improve the efficiency of its waste recovery system, with a view to minimising manual handling and reducing labour costs.

The company, which creates and supplies food packaging solutions, specialising in convenience food, produces a large amount of waste card and plastic materials which needed to be removed from the site as effectively as possible.

Having previously worked together, KeCo approached Casepak and tasked the team with providing a new outlook to the company’s waste and recycling processes.

Solution

Following a complete review, part of Casepak’s solution was to install a complete waste extraction on-site. This included a Thetford T2 Compactor, a baler and a compaction container for the collection and removal of waste card and plastic materials.

With new equipment installed, Casepak also provided KeCo with four 1,100 litre wheelie bins to make the collection of waste easier.

The extraction system that was put in place helped to create a more manageable waste disposal solution, allowing material to be handled much more simply and efficiently.

Recyclables are then collected by Casepak and delivered and sorted at its Collections and Processing Facility in Enderby.

Outcome

Casepak’s tailored approach to recycling solutions helped to improve the overall efficiency of KeCo’s day-to-day operations. Not only has the new plan helped to reduce manual handling, but it has also helped to save space and money.

Jamie Kearns, Director at KeCo, said: “Although we are a new start-up business, we have been using Casepak’s services for our waste control over the past 20 years through other businesses, and have a great relationship with them. In our opinion, they are the industry leaders and provide a first class solution for our business.

“With Casepak, we’ve always found that everything is straight forward. From initial discussions through to quick, efficient and quality installation, the Casepak team are excellent at offering great service. Casepak is a great company to work with.

“We are already starting to see the benefits of installing the solution. Departmental output figures have increased by 40 per cent and manual handling has diminished.”

Vikki Brown, Casepak’s Business Development Executive, commented: “Having previously worked alongside members of KeCo’s staff, we were in a good position to design and deliver a bespoke waste management solution for their new venture. KeCo choosing to continue this relationship is testament to the hard work and dedication put in by our team and we look forward to working with KeCo for many years to come.”

For more information on KeCo Food Service Packaging, please visit www.kecofsp.com

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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, as a result, it received £50,000 from Casepak in the first year of the partnership for the material which has been recycled.

Enabling Greenshires to separate its waste effectively reduced the number of collections of office waste each week by a third, saving the company money.

Casepak solved problems arising from waste management procedures at the site. Outdated balance fans had created a noise problem for nearby residents, and led to the emission of dust fibres. Working alongside Impact Air, Casepak supplied Greenshires with an up-to-date system which prevents dust escaping into the atmosphere, instead recycling by cleaning it and using it to warm the buildings.

Overall this has meant that the printing firm has retained its ISO14001— the industry standard for control and improvement of a company’s environmental impact.

Jonathan Green, Greenshires’ production manager said: “Greenshires involvement with Casepak has been beneficial to us from day one. Its recommendations were far in excess of what anyone else could offer.”

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