9 October 2019 by Lucy Pegg

Eco Sustainable to invest over £2m in operations

Dorset-based recycler Eco Sustainable Solutions is set to invest over £2 million in their operations before the end of 2019.

Justin Dampney and Peter Hardy from Eco Sustainable Solutions with some of the new equipment

In the past year the company reports expenditure of £1.3 million on new equipment for its work, which includes generating heat and electricity and producing topsoil, compost and woodchips.

The money has bought a £600,000 UNTHA wood shredder, two soil screen machines costing £500,000, a £160,000 loading shovel and an Agri forklift for £70,000.

Before the end of the year Eco intend to spend another £1 million on expanding their wood recycling operation.

Peter Hardy, Eco’s commercial director, said: “Our business has grown rapidly because we identify trends and invest in order to take advantage.

“Our model is simple and involves taking waste, then recycling and re-using it. Just 0.5 per cent of everything we take in goes to landfill – we find a use for everything else.”

He added: “This commitment necessarily involves acquiring the latest technology and machinery and also enough of it to cope with the ever-growing workload.”

Low emissions

Eco believe that last year their business prevented 74,780 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere. This is a result of the recycling and recovery of over 250,000 tonnes of organic waste and the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources.

“Our model is simple and involves taking waste, then recycling and re-using it. Just 0.5 per cent of everything we take in goes to landfill – we find a use for everything else.”

Peter Hardy, Eco Sustainable Solutions

The business is based in Parley, Bournemouth where it occupies a 32-acre site and four different facilities. Eco now employs more than 40 people.

In August, as part of its expansion work, Eco agreed to a major contract to supply the Margam Green waste wood plant in South Wales with up to 50,000 tonnes of waste wood per year over five years. (see letsrecycle.com story)

Mr Hardy continued: “Through this latest investment we can offer a better and quicker service, process more materials and continue to grow.

“We have a busy site next to the airport and with the increasing adoption of recycling and green policies by government and business we expect to get busier.”

Across all its recycling and energy operations, Eco claims it produces only 3,200 tonnes of CO2.

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