Leading labour supplier to the rail industry converts used PPE/Workwear into Energy

Ganymede Solutions continually look for new initiatives that support them in achieving their Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, which includes considering environmental impact.

As a leading supplier of labour to the rail industry, the sourcing, use and disposal of PPE/Workwear was a key area identified to support this strategy.

Together with specialist rail PPE supplier, Safeaid, Ganymede Solutions considered the lifecycle of PPE/Workwear and implemented new recycling facilities.

The goals were, firstly, to reduce the amount of PPE/Workwear that is not looked after properly and therefore disposed of before it needs to be. Then, to provide an alternative option to operatives and staff that prevents used clothing going into landfill.

Through the recycling operation, instead of ending up in landfill, the shredded textiles are baled and sent on for further processing so that they become refuse derived fuel (RDF). This means that the textile shreds are incinerated to produce steam, which is converted into energy.

An education into product lifecycle

Ganymede Solutions will be providing learning resources to staff to ensure all PPE is looked after correctly and lasts for as long as possible.

Furthermore, the process will be made as easy as possible for operatives to utilise this recycling scheme by having ‘drop and swap’ facilities in eight Ganymede locations across the UK, starting with its office in Wales.

The aim is for 25% of staff to use the recycling facility throughout the first year.

Gary Lobue, Head of HSEQ said of the new initiative:

“We are absolutely thrilled to get this project off the ground, reducing waste to landfill is something we have been working on within our offices, but being able to provide this recycling service to our operatives and staff is fantastic and a testament to our dedication to our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.”

Richard Bowen, Managing Director at Safeaid commented:

 “We are delighted to support Ganymede with PPE recycling facilities. As a business we’re committed to delivering environmentally responsible solutions to our customers to help them achieve their sustainability goals. These include our Signal carbon neutral PPE range which Ganymede also purchase for their workforce.”

About Ganymede Solutions Ltd:

Ganymede specialise in recruiting the best technical and engineering talent and providing complete workforce solutions to help build and maintain infrastructure and transportation for a wide range of UK clients.

As part of the RTC Group, an AIM-listed recruitment group, Ganymede is a market leader in providing a diverse range of people solutions to the rail, energy, construction, highways and transportation sectors.

With offices strategically located across the country, we provide our clients with the benefit of a national network of skilled personnel combined with local expertise. We have over 1,500 skilled staff currently deployed across the country on a daily basis.

We tailor our solutions to suit our client needs. Whether it’s recruiting permanent and temporary technical, engineering and safety-critical roles or providing fully managed workforce solutions of recruitment, training, account management, contingent labour and fleet provision.

For more information, please visit the website at www.ganymedesolutions.co.uk.

Further information is also available via these links:

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  • Twitter – www.twitter.com/Ganymede_Jobs

Contact: marketing@ganymedesolutions.co.uk

About Safeaid Ltd

Safeaid is a leading, specialist supplier of PPE to the rail industry.  With more than 40 years of expertise and with a focus on quality and compliance, Safeaid has built a reputation, product range and service that its customers can rely on. It holds multiple, universally recognised, quality performance certificates and its flagship brand, Signal, is acknowledged as a trusted PPE workwear brand.  www.safeaid.co.uk

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