Washroom services provider phs Group is to divert customer waste from landfill into power generation thanks to a partnership with recycling, renewable energy and waste management specialist Viridor.
As part of LifeCycle, phs’ sustainable waste management strategy, the new multi-million, five-year national contract will see phs-managed non-recyclable waste transformed into energy at Viridor plants across the UK.
phs collects around 65,000 tonnes of hygiene waste from customers annually, including nappies and sanitary products. If disposed of within landfill this waste can take more than 500 years to decompose. With the new partnership in place managed waste will be treated at Viridor’s energy recovery facilities (ERFs), creating low carbon electricity which is sent to the National Grid.
The company aims to divert up to 95 per cent of its customers’ hygiene waste away from landfill.