Eco Sustainable Solutions prevented over 147,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere last year by diverting waste from landfill, according to the company’s 2021 Sustainability Report.
This included recycling over 48,000 tonnes of waste wood, with 12,000 being used for energy recovery on site and 36,000 for energy recovery off site.
In addition, the Dorset-based business recycled over 67,000 tonnes of green waste, over 40,000 tonnes of food waste, over 58,000 tonnes of soil and over 21,000 tonnes of street sweepings.
The company’s biomass CHP plant – which converts waste wood into heat and power – and anaerobic digestion plant also produced the most green energy they have ever recorded, up 10.4% compared with 2020. These technologies have reduced Eco’s reliance on fossil fuels and produced enough electricity to power the equivalent of over 6,000 homes per year.
Justin Dampney, Eco’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “This report highlights key areas that showcase the results of hundreds of hours of teamwork, that have been dedicated to ensure our activities, which inherently benefit the wider environment, have as positive an impact as possible to our immediate surroundings.”
He added: “The output from our Green Energy plants have underpinned many of our achievements this year. These are the direct result of measures that our teams have implemented to improve reliability and output. It’s not easy creating energy from waste, but our dedicated and professional operators, engineers, technicians and managers ensure that these facilities operate efficiently and above all, extremely safely.”
To read the full Sustainability Report, click here.