Preston tile specialists go green with Recycling Lives

Designer tile specialists, Casa Ceramica, have opted to have one of Recycling Lives’ eco-skips in permanent residence at their shop.

The firm, based on Fishergate Hill in Preston, first came into contact with Recycling Lives after visiting the company’s busy profile on social networking site, Twitter. After learning about the company’s range of waste management and disposal solutions, Casa Ceramica’s co-director Duncan Cook got in touch with the Recycling Lives skip hire team.

The helpful skip hire staff spent time speaking to Duncan and advising him on the best kind of skip for the shop to use in order to clear a large amount of waste from the premises. When it emerged that Casa Ceramica had been storing the waste themselves and renting skips periodically, the Recycling Lives skip hire department suggested that an enclosed skip in permanent residence at the shop might be a better option, preventing Casa Ceramica from having to double handle the waste.

Choosing to work with Recycling Lives is just the latest step towards an enhanced corporate social responsibility agenda for Casa Ceramica. The company, which has been active for over 20 years, endeavours to work with suppliers who embrace eco-friendly products and procedures. Improvements on the shop have also been commissioned, including low carbon LED lighting which will save over 15 tonnes of carbon every year.

Recycling Lives Skip Hire service ensures that as much of the waste collected as possible is recycled at one of the company’s state-of-the-art processing centres.
Rather than sending the waste directly to landfill, as many skip hire companies do, the organisation offers a full service skip hire that allows clients to keep track of their waste stream. And, as more companies choose to demonstrate their social and environmental awareness, customers are given an alternative to the corporate giants and can choose to purchase products and services from companies with a conscience.

Recycling Lives is a unique business that uses its commercial success to fund charitable objectives. The custom that we receive from caring companies like Casa Ceramica is vital in helping us to continue our good work. Not only do the profits from our commercial activities help to fund comfortable catered accommodation for the people we help, the projects themselves offer excellent training and employment opportunities for Residents who are ready to take their first steps back into the world of work.

 Many of our Residents have led troubled lives and, with the help of the socially responsible companies that support us, we’re able to offer them a chance to change. Former Residents have gone on to work with ourselves and our corporate partners, and some have even progressed to managerial positions – something that might never have been possible without the right support.

 Matthew Armstrong, fellow co-director of Casa Ceramica, commented:

“Working with Recycling Lives was the obvious choice. They’re a local company, which helps us to both cut carbon in our supply chain and support the region’s economy. The company’s green credentials and pro-active approach to customer service are the perfect combination and prove that you don’t have to choose between commercial value and corporate social responsibility.

 Here at Casa Ceramica, we’re committed to offering our customers and community the best products and services we can while minimising the impact of our operations on the environment. We look forward to working with Recycling Lives in future to make sure that we fulfil these objectives.”