Something a Little Different to Spread Christmas Cheer!
As we approach the end of another quite eventful year, we’re very grateful for the continued support we’ve received from our customers, suppliers, partners, and staff. Their constant support of the work we do to sustainably recycle the nation’s food waste does not go unrecognised.
It’s been another challenging year for us all, both in our personal lives and across businesses up and down the UK and further afield. We have worked hard from the very start of the year to ensure our policies and procedures have meant our service has remained unaffected by what have been, turbulent times.
As a group, we’ve made some significant progress in terms of acquisitions and growing our customer base and we’ve increased our team too. All great achievements for us as a group and some impressive strides forward in terms of waste reduction within customer sites, improved streamlining of processes and some notable cost savings.
We’ve had an excellent end to the year with five industry award shortlisting’s and two award wins to add to our trophy cabinet and a ‘highly commended’ recognition! We couldn’t have done this without the hard work of our commercial and operational teams keeping the logistics moving through difficult times and our partners at Clean Tech UK who we shared our award wins with.
The electricity produced by BioteCH4 is transmitted directly to Clean Tech to power their plant. So, the recycling of food waste at our plants, directly powers the recycling of post-consumer PET at Clean Tech’s site. It’s a great example of how the circular economy can work and is quite simply, recycling powering recycling.
Our partnership with the team at Clean Tech UK is testament to what businesses can achieve when they work together, we’re delighted to be working with them so closely and look forward to continuing our relationship with them into 2022.
Giving something back
We’ve talked on numerous occasions about the support our sites give to The Trussell Trust and this year is no different, foodbanks are still in very high demand and as we move into the festive period, thousands of families will call upon the support available to them to see them through difficult times.
The Trussell Trust provide a network of food banks which offer emergency food and compassionate, dignified support to people locked in crisis. In addition to foodbanks and food vouchers, the Trussell Trust also provide much-needed support and guidance for areas such a debt management, mental health, and benefits support.
We’re delighted to be supporting them this Christmas with food donations gathered at our sites across the group and we’ll also be making a financial donation as a group this year to bolster our level of support.
We’re not stopping there this year - so we asked the teams at our AD plants across the UK to nominate a charity local to them who would value some support this Christmas.
We’re delighted that we’re also able to support the following charities this Christmas too.
- Telford Crisis Support
- Sleepsafe, Selby
- NHS Hull University Teaching Hospital - Baby Unit Fund
- Lincolnshire and Notts Air Ambulance
- Fact Community Transport
We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone across our AD plants and our sister businesses at Harris Tobias, WRD and Stortec who have worked tirelessly to ensure the success we’ve achieved this year, our partners and suppliers and the family and friends’ network behind us all that have kept us all going.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, and successful New Year!