Recycling Lives operates producer compliance schemes offering clients total compliance to meet producer responsibility obligations.
- Assuming legal responsibility for complying with regulations for producers and distributors
- Sourcing and financing collections nationwide to generate evidence
- Opportunities to process and recycle waste streams within prisons to support offender rehabilitation
- Unique partnership between Compliance scheme and an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility
- Transparent approach to funding and securing collection and treatment partners
- Dedicated account managers; experts in WEEE regulations for business
With extensive knowledge, a unique insight into the compliance sector and a deep understanding of the producer responsibility and environmental compliance regulations, our compliance consultants are well placed to advise you on your business’ responsibilities and requirements. We will assume legal responsibility for your organisation to comply with WEEE legislation both in the UK and across Europe.
Do I need to be concerned with compliance?
Compliance regulations have been brought into effect for a variety of waste types, in a bid to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and to encourage reducing or reusing, as much as recycling, waste. Recycling Lives Compliance Services offer all types of compliance solutions to any UK businesses obligated to meet these regulations.
We will guide you on whether your business needs to meet producer responsibility obligations or to implement a distributor take back scheme, or both.
Our team of experts will advise you on the particular regulations pertinent to your business, offer advice on handling waste streams and sourcing evidence, and also look at solutions to managing waste streams within Recycling Lives HMP Academies.
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Compliance solutions that have a social impact
Each of our producer compliance schemes contribute to the creation of significant social value through Recycling Lives charitable programmes - so your waste compliance becomes a social, as well as commercial and legal, activity.
We can create opportunities for your WEEE to be processed within one of Recycling Lives’ HMP Academies, creating and sustaining meaningful work for offenders in prisons. Men and women process end-of-life products, contributing to their own personal development, and your adherence to WEEE legislation; allowing you to report social, as well as environmental and legislative, impact from waste streams.
We manage WEEE recycling facilities across the UK, both at our own Recycling Park and in eight of our 11 HMP Academies. Here, waste equipment and items are processed, ahead of recycling through Recycling Lives’ industry-leading fragmentiser, which shreds and separates composite materials ready for reuse. In this way, Recycling Lives Compliance Services are unique in having an established partnership with Recycling Lives’ Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF), its 15-acre Recycling Park.
Recycling Lives’ HMP Academies programme is an offender rehabilitation scheme, creating opportunities for men and women in prison. Programme participants undertake recycling work while improving their skills, earning an enhanced wage, achieving qualifications and having support to secure employment and accommodation ahead of release.
Rehabilitation and reoffending are commonly identified as key issues facing our overcrowded prison systems. By equipping prisoners with skills, self-confidence, work experience and qualifications, we can help people to escape a recurrent cycle of repeat offending and become active members of society.
The Prison Reform Trust states ‘Prisoners who attend vocational training in prison are more likely to secure employment shortly after release – a view endorsed by Ofsted’.
In addition, a similar scheme to the Recycling Lives programme operated by the National Grid found reoffending rates for participants were just 6%, compared to the 45% average.
Steve Giblin Group HSSEQ Director SpeedyCritical to the appointment of Recycling Lives was its enlightened approach to social value. In Recycling Lives we have found a supplier that matches our own company values and ethos while delivering the services we need. This approach provided a clear advantage over their competitors and is, we believe, a unique offering within the sector. Read moreRead less
Jeremy Hartley Managing Director Eric Wright GroupThe Eric Wright Group has always recognised the importance of supporting the local community and using our business activities to improve people’s lives. Working with Recycling Lives gives us an opportunity to continue to make a real difference and achieve more through working together. Read moreRead less
Josh Steiner Social Value & Sustainability Manager Wates GroupRecycling Lives has reaped the rewards of strong commercial and social credentials to secure large-scale contracts. The high value and quality nature of the service, alongside its demonstrable social benefits has prompted the organisation’s ongoing success, allowing it to expand its range of services and open in new locations to achieve nationwide coverage Read moreRead less
Martin Chown Supply Chain Director Sellafield LimitedWe are committed to ensuring our local communities derive maximum economic benefit from the money we spend at Sellafield, by insisting companies that win work with us to invest to support local growth. Recycling Lives has these values at its core and I’m excited by their plans. The contract win also allowed for the creation of a number of jobs in Cumbria as we work to open a new site in the county, creating jobs for yard operatives, drivers and site managers. Read moreRead less
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