Janus International Europe Ltd are incredibly environmentally conscious and already track their internal waste streams, working towards minimising material waste during manufacturing processes and from suppliers through packaging takebacks. The new project focused on certifying Zero Waste to Landfill but also measuring the carbon benefits of Janus’ reuse and recycling projects.
Beyondly began by identifying all potential waste streams and contacting Janus’ waste providers to confirm end-of-life status, other waste information and volumes for a 12-month period of Janus’ choice. Once the information was compiled into a dedicated waste tracker, Beyondly confirmed the material composition of waste arisings per week and per employee to identify waste hotspots and high impact materials. Similarly, the treatment method data collection process confirmed 99.59% of Janus’ waste was diverted from landfill, with over 3/4 of waste recycled.
Waste practices were reviewed alongside key material streams against the waste hierarchy to outline recommendations for short, medium, and long-term actions. This ranged from reviewing waste providers, internal waste employee optimisation programmes, plastic characterisation projects and Energy from Waste reductions schemes. To support Janus’ packaging reuse, Beyondly calculated the carbon dioxide equivalent savings using DEFRA conversion factors of the reuse of high-quality packaging components such as pallets, inner carboard coils and plastic coil protectors instead of landfill. For example, it was estimated that annually Janus save approximately 95 T CO2e through flat pallet reuse opposed to landfill.
Beyondly will continue to support Janus where required to achieve further waste goals, implementation of internal waste policies and target problematic material streams.
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