Zero-waste target smashed
4th September 2018
CMS Window Systems has reached its target of zero landfill for the 2017-18 financial year with a 100% record of recycling and re-use, the company announced today.
The Cumbernauld-based fabricator-installer says it has “redefined the way replacement window and door contracts are delivered through its ‘closed-loop’ approach, which is facilitated by its comprehensive in-house waste separation and recycling processes.”
It adds that it 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-use 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.
CEO David Ritchie said: “Hitting our zero landfill target is a tremendous achievement which reflects the focus and effort of everyone in the CMS team to re-use and recycle.
“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.”