Monday, January 18, 2021

Leeds manufacturer unveils plans for dedicated recycling plant

A Leeds-based bed and mattress manufacturer has developed plans for a dedicated zero-to-landfill recycling plant.

Harrison Spinks’ recycling plant will be located in Scunthorpe and will facilitate the disassembly and recycling of all its mattresses containing its patented Cortec spring systems.

The recycled components can be reprocessed into new raw material and put back into the supply chain to make new product, creating a closed loop system.

Moreover, the company has appointed Commercial Director and board member Ruairi Giles as Head of Sustainability across the business.

Mr Giles will ensure that all future actions consider protection of the environment and the business’ carbon footprint of the highest importance, while remaining aligned with the company’s pledge to a glue and foam free future.

The business has also established a sustainability committee, spearheaded by Mr Giles, that features representation from all arms of the business, and will launch its first annual sustainability report later this month.

“Our industry often relies upon materials and component products that are fundamentally unsustainable, both in production and also in their end of life recyclability,” said Mr Giles.

“We have a huge responsibility and opportunity to improve this and we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to operate in a sustainable way, whether that be in our logistics, sales or marketing departments.

“Our vision is to be world leaders in sustainable comfort innovation, and recent developments like our glue-free Cortec spring systems, our Velocity Collection and the plans for the recycling plant mean we are able to take huge steps in achieving our long term business goals.”

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