Much like the other industries around the world, waste management and recycling doesn't sleep. At MGB, we like to keep our clients up-to-date with the latest news and information from MGB and the industry in which we function.
MGB Plastics Limited is delighted to announce that it has hired two new business development managers for 2010. Gary Rolls will be MGB Plastics’ representative in the south east and west of the UK while David Wilson will cover the West and North West of the UK including Wales. Both Gary and David have a wealth of experience in the wheeled bin industry and increases MGB Plastics’ presence across the UK. Commenting on the new Business Development Managers, MGB Plastics General Manager, Conor Sugrue says “We are delighted that have both Gary and David have decided to join MGB. We believe that their experience and enthusiasm will enhance the team at MGB and allow us to maintain our position as the UK’s leading manufacturer of wheeled bins. Both Gary and David are also very excited about the new range of kitchen caddies and kerbside boxes being launched this year by MGB and are confident that this will be a successful addition to our expanding product range” About MGB Plastics Operating from a modern manufacturing facility in Rotherham, MGB Plastics has the capacity to manufacture in excess of 1 million wheeled bins per annum. In addition to manufacturing wheeled bins and kitchen […]
The issue of food waste has been a source of debate for many years. However, of recent years, local authorities and environmental campaigners have been placing more emphasis on this issue. It is not surprising when you consider the statistics. The Waste and Resource Action Program (WRAP) suggests that more than 6.7 million tonnes of food is thrown away annually. This means that British people throw away food products that can fill up eight Wembley Stadiums. This surplus food travels straight to the landfill, without being recycled and goes to form part of the 18 million tonnes of household waste which is sent to landfill annually. These figures only take into consideration the food products that are thrown away by households. The program does not count the waste products that are thrown by businesses all over the UK. The program evaluation confirms that for every three shopping bags that go home one end up in the dumping ground or landfill This food waste that is sent to landfill then actually produces methane, which is harmful to the environment and contributes to climate change. In fact, recently Nasa scientists said that methane’s impact on global temperatures was approximately a third higher […]
Recycling has been a primary focus of waste management strategies for local authorities across the UK for many years. As awareness increases, the importance of recycling of every material grows stronger every day. Local authorities could easily hit their sustainability targets by working with more suppliers who use recycled materials in their products. Furthermore, they can help with the economy of the UK by using only British-made products. UK businesses have an extreme number of pressures on them and such activities can help UK manufacturing take a turn for the better. Overseas may have cheaper products, but they are not helping to stimulate the UK economy or be environmentally friendly. All across the country, councillors need to focus on the materials that are in the products. They must have a recycled content target to deliver waste management strategies and ultimately drive the sustainability throughout the country. The only way to properly increase sustainability is through education. Many believe that becoming sustainable costs money when often the opposite is true. Improving resource efficiency doesn’t have to cost a lot of money and it can even help councils to generate more money. A culture change is needed that will in turn lead […]
The UK’s leading manufacturer of wheeled bins has invested in a dedicated new visitor centre to help educate local authorities, businesses and schools on the vital everyday role they can play in tackling the UK’s waste management issues. MGB Plastics has opened a new facility at its head office and hopes to connect local councils, business partners and schools across the UK as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability. The wider aim of the visitor centre is to act as an educational resource for its clients, business partners and schools across the UK by engaging with them via a common theme of waste management. Conor Sugrue, general manager at MGB Plastics, based in Rotherham, said: "Considerable time and money has been invested in a visitor centre that helps people experience and understand the process of how waste management products are created. “It will display our product range and showcase our manufacturing process and quality testing and allows customers to visit our manufacturing site which is the largest in the UK. As a manufacturer, we understand the role we play in helping UK tackle its recycling targets. So, the wider aim is that this visitor centre becomes a facility that […]
Hundreds of thousands of fans have been helping to keep the country’s biggest sporting and musical events clean and tidy thanks to products supplied by the UK’s leading manufacturer of wheeled bins. MGB Plastics has recently supplied hundreds of its wheelie bins to the UK’s biggest music festivals and sports tournaments. Over the last few months it has supplied the likes of the Isle of Wight festival, the British Golf Open and Cheltenham Gold Cup with its bins being used by fans to keep the area clean and tidy. Conor Sugrue, general manager at MGB Plastics, said: “Thousands of fans regularly attend these events so we are delighted to have supplied our products and play our part in making sure the areas remain clean and free of rubbish. “As the leading manufacturer of wheelie bins in the UK, we are proud of our contribution to tackling the UK’s recycling targets whether our products help homeowners or fans attending events like these because waste management is something which must be addressed at all times.” The news comes after MGB won a major deal to supply hundreds of thousands of waste management products to Serco – one of the biggest operators of […]
According to the latest statistics, the UK lies ninth on the list for recycling rates in Europe. Conor Sugrue, general manager at MGB Plastics looks at the waste management strategies of better performing European counterparts, like Germany, and discusses how the UK can use best practice from these countries to achieve higher recycling rates. When the European Commission’s statistical office released its first set of comparative data for the recycling and composting rates for municipal solid waste achieved by the European Union’s (EU) 27 member states, it made for some interesting reading. The UK came ninth on the list at 34% which came in below the EU average of 39% for statistics from 2007. Although the UK’s efforts are to be commended, they pale into insignificance when compared against the top-performing European countries. Propping up the leader board is Germany with a whopping 64% recycling and composting rates, followed by Belgium with 62% and the Netherlands with 60%. So exactly how do Germany et al achieve such high rates and what lessons can the UK take to implement similar measures? To answer these questions, it requires a deeper look at the systems and processes currently in place in Germany and […]
Dennis Eagle will integrate a heavy duty hybrid electric propulsion system into a low-entry cab truck, according to an agreement with BAE Systems Defence and Technology Company. Company spokesmen say the new system will introduce significantly lower emissions and better fuel efficiency, and will reduce noise pollution. At this year’s IFAT ENTSORGA, Faun introduced the revised Rotopress ‘Dualpower’ RCV, claiming a fuel saving of up to 33% and lower noise emissions down to 91dbA.They also displayed the new ‘Filter’ dust particle filtration package available on Faun Viajet truck-mounted sweepers. Terasen Gas and Waste Management BC announced that 30 new CNG trucks have been purchased to collect waste and recycling in the Metro Vancouver and Lower Mainland areas. The trucks were delivered in January, 2011 as part of the effort to improve air quality and reach sustainability goals. Transport, collection and plant correspondent Malcolm Bates, from Waste Management World magazine became the first journalist to test drive the new 500ze ‘zero emissions’ vacuum sweeper from Green Machines. It is the first battery-operated sweeper capable of working an 8-hour shift. Malcolm Bates reports that a new zero emissions electric refuse truck was introduced by PVI at the Pollutec exhibition in Lyon, France. […]