Environment Agency head Sir James Bevan visits Orion
The head of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan, came to our site at Cody Dock to see what we have achieved here in recent months.
You may know by now that we’ve been working hard this past year to complete our new recycling facility in East London. It’s a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) that processes construction waste in the most economical and environmentally friendly way.
Construction waste is known for creating a lot of dust when moved, such as concrete, plaster etc… so we invested in a £2.5m facility to process such materials with as little impact to the surrounding environment as possible.
Our aim is to recycle as much as possible and materials that can’t be recycled get turned into biofuel.
We’re also very mindful of our impact on the environment. So when we moved to our new premises in Cody Dock, we wanted to build a facility that minimised our impact on the environment around us.
That’s why our new MRF has features like fast closing doors and a state of the art dust suppression system to stop dust escaping into the atmosphere. A common problem with construction waste, which is what we specialise in.
The new facility was finished this year and we’re very proud of it. Even more so now that the Environment Agency has recognised our efforts.
Over the last few months, our local EA officer visited us to see the new MRF in action. He was very impressed by the quick turnaround and the great facilities we had put in place. So told the head of the EA all about it. Next thing we knew Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, was on his way down to see things for himself.
When Sir James Bevan visited Orion at Cody Dock to see what all the fuss was about, he spoke to our MD, John Stride, about the new facility and How Waste Crime is Affecting the UK.
Everyone was very impressed and we’re very proud of what we have achieved here. It’s important to us to run a facility where waste can be disposed of properly, with minimal impact on the environment and recycled wherever possible.
We look forward to many more productive and innovative years to come.