Zero landfill target hit

Waste recycling and re-use levels at CMS Window Systems reached 100% for the financial year 2017-2018, meaning the company hit its target to completely eliminate waste being sent to landfill.

Recognised for its environmental excellence last year by winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, CMS Window Systems has redefined the way replacement window and door contracts are delivered through its ‘closed-loop’ approach, which is facilitated by its in-house waste separation and recycling processes.

The company’s dedication to minimising landfill waste has enabled it to reach the long term 100% goal, which it has hit during a record trading period with production output at times up to 2,000 frames per week.

The company has been able to divert all waste away from landfill thanks to a continuous review and improvement of its waste collection, separation and management processes. These also ensure that all post-consumer windows and doors can be brought from site to be broken down and separated into seven different waste streams – including plastic, mixed metals, timber and glass – before being sent away for re-processing.

David Ritchie, chief executive officer at CMS Window Systems, said: “It’s a vitally important milestone in being one of the most sustainable fenestration partners in the UK market, and is coupled with our strategy to minimise resource use by designing out waste at project inception.

“Waste is also minimised during manufacture and installation and our range of windows and doors are designed to help our end-customers cut their own energy consumption.”