Glaxo ends sending waste to landfill a year early20th of August, 2019
The site, which produces active pharmaceutical ingredients for antibiotics, sent 168 tonnes of waste to landfill in 2011 and had originally planned to end sending waste to landfill by 2014. However, 300 GSK staff and contractors worked with Veolia Environmental Services to reuse, recycle and reduce all of the site's landfill waste in consultation the Furness Waste Consortium - a group of local companies which aims to promote waste management throughout Cumbria. The consortium includes local firms, colleges and environmental consultants as well as Cumbria County Council, South Lakes District Council and the Environment Agency. Ulverston site director, Greig Rooney, said: "Hitting zero to landfill is not only environmentally beneficial but it saves on to find ways to further reduce recycling costs and of strengthening local community partnerships."