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Happy with a big fat zero

WINDLES Group are one of just three organisations to receive a coveted gold Zero Waste Award for their commitment and innovation in improving effi ciency and recycling.

The awards scheme run by www.letsrecycle.

com recognises achievements in waste prevention, reuse, recycling and energy recovery and is open to anyone from the private or public sectors. Windles were the only print fi rm among the total 25 awards, and picked up one of the three gold awards after launching a company-wide recycling campaign including all staff. The judges were impressed with their wide-ranging solutions and staff and customer engagement after they undertook analysis of their waste and collected a wide range of materials for recycling. Aluminium plates from the presses are collected for

recycling and 70 per cent of cardboard boxes are also reused for a second time and a further 15 per cent for a third time before being sent for recycling. The fi rm also chips damaged pallets which are then used to produce enough energy to heat the warehouses and packing machine area using a custom-made burner with excess eco fuel given to staff and customers and sold to the local community around their Long Crendon, Buicks, base. Going forward, Windles Group

are looking to implement an on-site composting scheme. Windles’ Michelle Mills said: “We’re the only printer to have achieved this award and it’s at gold level too. “Andy Payne, out group logistics

manager, has been key in his commitment and dedication to ensuring we win, he works closely with the sales and customer service team ensuring that our customer needs are met.

“As retailers was green and publishers want green, so as manufacturers we want to be the greenest. “In the last two years the Windles Group has

promoted, both internally and externally, our passion to achieve zero waste and to be the leader within the print

Three shades of colour

A COLOURFUL new brochure and A5 swatch book has been produce by Arctic Paper UK for its leading range of papers and boards. Arctic Volume is a bulky, matt, fully- coated paper available in three shades and grammages from 90gm to 300gm. To demonstrate the properties such as high bulk, opacity and stiffness the company has produced the Great Volumes brochure with a series of bold images with lots of volume showing the differences between the three shades. T: 01883 331800


● Alina with Louise Rowley of Mulberry Hall in York

industty with repect to prevention and recycling.” Returnable Packaging Services also won gold,

for their recover and reuse of packaging, with Plastic Surgeon impressing with an innovative solution for repairing damaged glass, plastic, wood, brick and enamel surfaces without the need for replacement. The judges were the Federation of Small Businesses’ John Holbrow, Sarahjane Widdowson, waste management and resource effi ciency lead at consultancy Ricardo- AEA, Amy North, features editor at, and John Woodruff, chairman of the National Association of Waste Disposal Offi cers. Ms Widdowson said: “Resource

effi ciency is evidently at the heart of the organisations taking part, and they clearly understand that it makes good business sense as well as providing fantastic environmental improvements.”

Mr Holbrow added: “The FSB was pleased to see the quality and quantity of the entries. Most businesses had achieved a good standard of waste management often in challenging conditions with plans for further progress. We look forward to the next zero waste awards to see the further progress.”

Wake up to envelopes

UK ENVELOPE Centre is offering a fabulous incentive for card publishers who open a new account during the summer months - a thank you £10 Costa Coffee voucher for you to enjoy! Just contact

the fi rm with your envelope enquiry and, if you place an order, they will happily help you wake up by buying your next coffee & cake! T: 0843 506 6684 www.ukenvelopecentre

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