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Trafford waste firm makes positive impact with client

A waste management firm is maintaining a carbon neutral approach to business, in part by planting trees across the UK, with a project recently completed with the University of Chester.

B&M Waste Services maintains a carbon neutral approach to business, in part by planting trees across the UK, with a tree planting project recently completed with the University of Chester. 

B&M offered the trees as part of its waste services for the university, with 39 trees planted around a sports pitch at its Warrington campus in February 2017. 

Through its carbon management plan, B&M continues to minimise its environmental impact through the use of green fleet with Euro 6 engines, plug-in hybrid cars and a zero waste to landfill policy.

Carbon neutrality

Having been accredited as carbon neutral to the British Standards Industry (BSI)’s PAS 2060 standard for the sixth year running, the company offsets the carbon impact it does have by supporting landfill gas reclamation projects in developing countries such as Turkey, and by planting trees in the UK.

According to B&M, in 2014-15 it offset over 1,248 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) - equivalent to 520 cars being taken off the road.

The company is also a member of the Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub’s Low Carbon Network, a directory of companies that provide low carbon or environmental goods and services in Greater Manchester. 

Added value

Eddy Geeleher, director of B&M Waste Services, said: “Working closely with customers means we work together to improve their environmental impact.

“Through planting trees on-site, we are not only offsetting carbon impact but creating a lovely environment for their customers to enjoy”.

Justin Moston, grounds and gardens coordinator at the University of Chester, added: “We now achieve 95 per cent diversion from landfill across our sites and the additional offering of trees to be planted is a nice touch.”