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Triton eyes zero waste to landfill status

Shower manufacturer, Triton, The Great British Shower Company, has set its sights on achieving zero waste to landfill having introduced a number of environmental enhancements at its factory in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Triton eyes zero waste to landfill status

A long-term strategy geared towards recycling or reusing all waste components and materials by 2018 has seen Triton reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill by over 95 per cent in less than five years.

Thanks to the introduction of a colour coded waste management system within the company’s factory, Triton’s production staff are now playing their part in ensuring the cross contamination of waste is avoided which significantly aids the efficiency of environmentally sound waste disposal. The process is randomly audited with results reviewed by Triton’s senior management to ensure continual improvement.

Elsewhere at Triton’s headquarters, the company has also introduced a number of ‘Oasis’ segregation points throughout the office and production departments. Each ‘Oasis’ ensures both staff and visitors can play their part in recycling everything from office paper to plastic.

With the company manufacturing thousands of electric and mixer showers every week at its Nuneaton headquarters, a duty of care arrangement is also in place to ensure the firm’s suppliers and waste carriers also transport and segregate waste in line with Triton’s environmental policy.

Lorna Fellowes, managing director at Triton, said: “Triton has long maintained a commitment to minimising its environmental impact and optimising the way in which our showers are manufactured is a vital part of this.

“As a responsible British manufacturer we are constantly reviewing opportunities to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill and to reduce waste at its source. Ultimately we want to ensure our customers can feel assured they are investing in a company which is committed to maintaining leading environmental credentials. This is an ethos into which every one of our staff has bought.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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