We are reflecting on #EarthDay (22nd April 2021)
This is where we can focus on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.
Here are just a few ways in which Timotay supports this:
- Our timber is sustainably sourced to meet with FSC standards
- Company car fleet of low emissions vehicle, and includes new electric cars
- Our design, manufacture and install products that are built to last, so minimising our impact on the planet
- We use materials that can be recycled, or have been recycled
- We recycle our onsite equipment/ waste
- Promote reuse of packaging material
- Our offices have lighting that senses, when there are team members present, or not – to reduce energy consumption
- We are continuously improving our manufacturing processes to ensure that our impact on the planet are kept to a minimum
- Embracing new and technologies to minimise our impact on the environment
Our mission is to minimise the impact of our business operations. We aim to minimise the impact of our projects on landfill and the environment by recycling, upcycling, or using a continual manufacturing improvement plan leading to reducing the waste created by our actions.
Our business actions of manufacturing of new play equipment, demolition and removal of current play equipment and surfacing, and installation of new play areas is at the heart of our waste reduction policy. We have adopted a recycling / upcycling program that allows us to separate materials and ensure that materials going to landfill is reduced, with a targeted 85% reduction.
We achieve this by –
- Continuously developing our manufacturing processes and materials.
- Designing at the initial stages the reuse of materials/equipment (if appropriate) within features on the project.
- Using a grading and material separation process aligned with licensed waste disposal / recycling companies enabling us to separate waste at source and or using our Tier 1 Certificate to transport to suitable recycling centres.
Our recycling of waste material leads to the following benefits, detailed as a percentage from activities and materials used.
Recycling of Timber – 62% of waste produced the following:
- Chipboard, oriented strand board and fibreboard manufacture
- Bedding products for animals
- Play surfaces and pathways
- Fibre composites
- Architectural components
- Logs, fuel chips
- Liquid fuel (ethanol and methanol)
- Biofuel for combined heat and power plant
Recycling Concrete and stone – 15% of waste produced the following:
- Permeable Paving for Walkways
- Bed foundation material for underground utility lines
- Controlling Streambank erosion
- Landscaping Mulch
Recycling of Rubber – 8% of waste produced the following:
- Fuel. Tire-derived fuel (TDF) refers to scrap tires that have been shredded and can then be used as a supplement for traditional fires
- Tire-Derived Aggregate
- Rubber Mulch
- Crumb Rubber
- Rubber Powder
Recycling the Steel – 2% of waste produced the following:
- Household furniture & Appliances
- Building Materials
Upcycling of equipment is implemented at the design stage and managed through to the signing off of the project. Any suitable pieces of equipment that can be reused are dealt with in three ways.
- Repurposed on the current project – indicated at design stage.
- Repaired and reused on future projects
- Donated to worthy causes / charities for reuse.
We are proud to provide not only our team with a great environment to flourish in, but also generate positive outcomes. Saving our beautiful planet, is everybody’s job, and here at Timotay we take that very seriously. #earthday