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Six months of success

Latest News August 3, 2018 3:26 pm

Time flies when you’re having fun – and we’re already past the halfway point in 2018!

We’ve had such a fantastic first six months, we thought we’d take the opportunity to look back at our successes as well as set out some of the things we still hope to achieve during 2018.

Our key highlights include working with international retailers, national building merchants and national construction companies, continuing our central mission to collect used pallets from sites for either reuse, recycling or energy recovery.

Finding sustainable solutions for used pallets is one our key objectives, and this year we’re very proud of the work we’ve put in to become even more sustainable as a business. For example, we have identified shorter collection distances to reduce the mileage our vehicles travel and help reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve also improved site processes by installing modern equipment that is more efficient to operate.

In combination with implementing environmental solutions, another key aim for RPS is saving our clients money. With ever-increasing timber prices having a huge effect on the pallet industry this year – there’s been a staggering increase of 25.2 per cent in the cost of timber over the last nine months – our reconditioned pallets have been offering our customers an immediate cost saving.

Our Marketing Director Tom Hudson says that 2018 has so far been a year to remember.

He said: “We’ve had such a fantastic year so far and there have been lots of highlights – from the amazing time we had at the National Recycling Awards in June through to our continued focus on sustainability.

“But we don’t plan to stop there. Looking to the next six months, we have so much to look forward to.

“We may be adding a vehicle to our fleet to allow more local collections to be performed and then there’s the anticipation of RPS moving to a new purpose-built site.”

To celebrate our year so far here are six months of success in numbers:

  • 40,000 reconditioned pallets supplied per month.
  • Two finalist nominations for the National Recycling Awards, including the Waste Reduction Initiative and Campaign of the Year categories.
  • 2,600 pallet collections performed.
  • 1,780 deliveries completed.
  • 275,950 units recovered and returned for reuse to our customers.
  • 1,076te of wood waste diverted from landfill and sent for recycling and energy recovery.
  • 3,870 units of gas saved by maintaining our biomass and using our renewable timber energy source.
  • 6,650 miles saved by identifying and redirecting collections within our approved network.
  • Zero LTAs (lost time accidents) demonstrating the exemplary performance all of the RPS employees to avoid accidents and incidents which impact on our operations.

Has your business had a successful six months too? We’d love to hear about it! Tweet us @RPS_Limited.

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