Chineham Park business community turned out in force to participate in a waste transfer tour of local provider, Grundon, to help us all work towards a more sustainable future.
Tech occupiers Comtech, Glory Global, Labcold, Storck and Tridonic all signed up to the day to see how their waste was processed and what they could do to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle more.
Jennie Walker, assistant facilities manager, at Chineham Park, who organised the tour said the visit really inspired occupiers to get on board with reaching new targets for recycling for in 2023.
“Grundon tells us we’re scoring well for recycling currently, with 46.1% of our waste recycled, however as we all work towards a greener future, it’s important we look to raise this and achieve more.
“Seeing how the waste is processed made us all think about how we could separate out our waste more efficiently and ensure standardised signs across the businesses and the park including The Exchange, so everyone is clear on what materials to recycle.”
Lee Glyde, facilities manager for GLORY added: “It was great to connect with the other occupiers on the park and understand their own sustainability journeys and witness the deep care that exists within the businesses for corporate social responsibility.
“Grundon runs an impressive facility that incinerates all non-recyclable waste and turns it into c.870 megawatts of power a day, enough to power the whole of Slough! This is all generated from waste that previously would have gone to landfill and the by-products of this operation produce renewable waste such as ash which is repurposed into building roads and bricks for construction.
“The day was so informative, and I think we will all be trying harder as businesses to reuse as much of the precious resource and materials we use each day and ensure we communicate effectively to our teams so that they can all get on board.”
Jennie added: “We’re going to make the tour an annual event as we know there are other occupiers keen to find out more. We’re hoping this year we can raise our recycling targets and it’s good to know that our business community are all on the same page and working towards similar sustainability goals. A partnership approach is always the most effective.”
Chineham Park has wellbeing and sustainability at its heart. It is certified with a Fitwel 2-star rating and it also on a path to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.