Now our international incineration recycling success is being noted nearer home
We may well be one of the world’s leading incineration recycling specialists, with increased sales and installations of our waste incineration, pet cremation and human cremation plant across every continent, but equally gratifying is the fact that our outstanding international achievements are becoming increasingly noted and appreciated right here in Tameside. In particular we have recently been invited (you could say it was insisted) to become part of an important locally based environmental initiative.
The borough of Tameside, which is where we have our headquarters and workshops, is one of ten Greater Manchester Authorities and last week our local Council organised their first ever Green Summit. This important event was a follow-up to the Greater Manchester Green Summit and it was part of Tameside Council’s determination to set an example to the other nine Greater Manchester Authorities and to promote a greener, more ecologically responsible approach to both commercial and community life within the borough.
Our attendance at this significant event was prompted by Mike Gurney, Tameside Council Environmental Services Manager, and as representatives of one of the most prominent delegate companies, Director of Operations, Elliott Jones and our new Safety, Health, Environment and Safety Compliance Manager, Lucy Thame were quickly whisked into consultation with a number of important civic dignitaries including: Brenda Warrington (Tameside Council Leader), Steven Pleasant MBE (Tameside Council Chief Executive) and Ian Saxon (Director of Operations and Neighbourhoods). Both of us were very well received and all the Council leaders were more than complimentary about the innovative success of such a prominent local company, our worldwide achievements and our recent award as ‘Export Business of the Year’.
In fact all of them expressed a keen desire to arrange a visit so that they could see our operation at first hand.
The Green Summit event itself involved a number of presentations by prominent speakers including, among others, an environmental scientist from Manchester University and the Environmental Lead for Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
As part of this ‘green initiative’ all the delegates were invited to form different focus groups and as a member of the ‘Transport Group’ we have pledged to evaluate our travel policies. This involves giving greater consideration for the environmental implications of company travel, including examining the necessity, the means and the use of company vehicles. We have also committed to raising company-wide awareness of the environmental impact of our actions and also, wherever possible, to devise schemes that will promote more environmentally conscious travel.
We were delighted to be asked to participate in this important Green Summit and once again it demonstrates the high status and the enormous respect that Matthews Environmental Solutions holds within our local community and how, as a prominent local business, we are increasingly seen to be setting an example to others.
If you would like to know how our incineration recycling technology can assist your own organisation please do not hesitate to contact us. You can call us on +44 (0)161 337 4488. You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also send us an online message using the form that can be found on our Contact page.