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National Recycling Awards 2018

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phs is delighted to announce that LifeCycle™, our internationally patented, waste-to-energy process has been shortlisted for a Recycling Excellence award at the National Recycling Awards, 2018.

The MRW National Recycling Awards brings together over 550 recycling and waste management professionals to recognise and celebrate best practice and innovation in recycling and waste management.

With LifeCycle, we have created a solution to one of the most pressing sustainability challenges we face. Hygiene products (nappies, sanitary waste and incontinence waste) are a necessary part of our lives, but disposing of them via incineration or landfill has been expensive and environmentally unfriendly. We can now create Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), from the necessary disposal of hygiene waste. One tonne of RDF energy is equivalent to the power required to heat an average family home for one year and to date, we have diverted over 12750te of hygiene waste from landfill to create 9100te of RDF.

Our multi-million-pound investment is the first process of its kind that can operate cost-effectively and on an industrial scale. We use a four-step process, where we collect, process and convert waste into RDF, which we supply to the alternative energy market, where it is burnt in Energy from Waste (EfW) plants to produce electricity and hot water.

Clare Noble, Healthcare and Waste Strategy Director at phs Group commented, “We are delighted to be nominated for an award which recognises excellence in our industry. Hygiene products are an essential part of many people’s everyday lives but disposing of them has always been an issue. We have spent almost a decade refining LifeCycle, and now we have a viable option for diverting hygiene waste products away from landfill. Our pioneering new solution is focused around our customers, creating genuine net benefits, and allows us to create an extremely useful raw material from a previously neglected source of waste”.

phs will be attending the event on Thursday 28 June at the London Hilton, Park Lane, London.

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