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Practical actions that rapidly minimise waste costs

Professional and systematic analysis of waste streams to reduce cost and add value to waste materials

Experienced Industrial Process Specialists



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Examples of Recent Waste Cost Reduction Products Completed by ICR

We provide below a summary of the some of the recent projects completed by ICR for industrial clients in a range of manufacturing sectors;-

1. Polymer Extrusion Company – Waste Stream Value Addition

A specialist UK polymer extrusion company processing over 15000 tonnes of material per year. ICR carried out a full waste process review which confirmed over 65 tonnes of material was being sent land fill each month. The investigation concluded that significant savings could be made by increasing the value of both process and general waste streams in addition to reducing landfill costs by improving compaction efficiencies. A project to implement improved streaming was devised and implemented in conjunction with the site team, key measures were established to monitor savings and progress and this was combined with regular progress reviews.

Result; - By the end of a 3 month implementation period consistent savings of over £3200 per month were being achieved over the previous waste management arrangements and these continue to date. The project provided improvements in plant housekeeping and standards due to better segregation and management of waste on plant in addition to taking activity out of waste management.

The project was undertaken on ‘gainshare’ basis with no up front costs for the client company, ICR costs being paid for from a % of the savings made.

2. Injection Moulding Company – Process Waste Cost Reduction

A UK plastic injection moulding company producing a wide range of industrial and automotive components, processing over 8000 tonnes of material per year. ICR conducted a comprehensive review of the site waste arrangements based on a waste process mapping exercise. This concluded that a series of improvements could be made to significantly reduce waste costs. This was achieved by reducing landfill quantities through re-routing of materials to new recycling outlets and optimising existing arrangements to improve collection efficiencies.

A project was initiated to revise the waste handling arrangements on site and this was led by ICR working with the enthusiastic site team. Progress was monitored against the agreed implementation plan with monthly measures being provided to the site management team that showed savings achieved vs. targets.

Result; - This project is currently on going and is on track to deliver in excess of £3000 per month savings compared to the cost of the previous arrangements. Additional opportunities have been identified to significantly increase this
in a second stage to the project and this is currently being developed.

The project has been undertaken with small initial upfront payment being made to cover a significant waste process mapping exercise, however, this had a payback of less 2 months based on the savings achieved. Thereafter the project has been rolled out on a ‘gainshare’ basis for the client, ICR costs being paid for from a % of the savings made.

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