Geocycle launch UK operations
Global firm now offers sustainable waste-treatment solutions in the British market
GEOCYCLE, a leading global provider of waste-management services, have launched their UK operations. The waste-treatment firm – which already operates in more than 50 countries – partners with other companies to minimize and repurpose their waste in a sustainable way.
Geocycle recognize that treating waste is outside the core competence of most organizations and can be time-consuming and costly, exposing businesses to major environmental and reputational risks. Specializing in a unique technique of sustainable waste treatment known as ‘co-processing’, Geocycle uses waste-derived materials as a substitute for fossil fuels and primary raw material in industrial processes.
According to the firm, co-processing is the most ecological way to treat waste. The company uses cement kilns, at temperatures between 1,400C and 2,000C, where the waste is processed leaving no residue while recovering useful energy and material. This approach benefits the entire environment as it reduces reliance on fossil fuels, preserves natural resources and minimizes greenhouse gas emissions.
Michael Awanayah, general manager of Geocycle UK, said: ‘Organizations in the UK are increasingly adopting sustainable business practices and co-processing provides a practical, cost-effective and environmentally preferred option to landfills.
‘We’re extremely excited to have launched Geocycle in the UK. With operations in Cauldon, Staffordshire and Cookstown, Northern Ireland, and an extensive global network, we look forward to extending our offering to environmentally responsible companies.’
Geocycle have further expansion plans in place by investing and partnering in parts of Europe, where parent company LafargeHolcim are well-established.