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  • Dear Readers!

    When looking at the news over the last few months, one could gain the impression that we are witnessing the beginning of the end of global business. In addition to social stability, the aim and objective of any rational government policy must nevertheless be to secure and wherever possible augment the prosperity of citizens. Trade barriers and isolationism lead in the opposite direction. That is why the punitive tariffs or even the Brexit are not the best option. We do not need less globalisation, but rather more if together we are to meet the global challenges of the future. At least the compromise that has now been achieved between the EU and the United Kingdom would appear to offer a very promising temporary solution. 

    “Tomorrow starts today“, is a slogan at REMONDIS, and as a leader in water management and recycling, we and our roughly 32,000 staff members work day in day out so as to preserve the planet as a hospitable place with a high quality of life for coming generations. To this end, we need open borders and as few barriers as possible to business at the international level. REMONDIS is a global player. We provide solutions for our industrial and municipal customers transnationally and efficiently while leveraging considerable synergies. The services we offer are both rooted at the regional level and networked internationally and are unique in terms of their variety in the water management and recycling business. REMONDIS develops many different segments at the same time and ascribes to the principle of vertical integration. Our customers have access to a combined service portfolio ranging from the collection, treatment, recycling, recovery, transport, logistics and water management all the way to industrial services in the area of repair and maintenance. Our customers and partners profit from this, thereby making a contribution to environmental and climate protection. 

    Environmental protection and raw materials management are transnational. From this angle, one could see the Chinese ban on imports of dirty plastic waste, electronic waste, waste paper and additional waste fractions as a major opportunity. With its clear raw materials strategy, the Middle Kingdom is forcing the European recycling industry to change directions. To do this, Europe needs to redouble its own efforts, however. An eco-design directive for the recyclability of products should force all manufacturers to design their products in such a manner so that they can be 100% recycled at the end of their life cycle. The recycling industry should raise the quality of all recycled material to the primary level by means of greater investments in better sorting and recovery as well as innovative new processes. In this regard as well, REMONDIS has been underscoring its role as a leader in innovation with targeted investments. One very promising new strategy is to return plastic waste to its original chemical state, so-called chemical recycling. And last but not least, policy-makers should create a system of economic incentives to foster the use of recycled raw materials by industry. The best raw material is of no use if nobody is interested in buying it. Each and every municipality and city can serve as a good example in public tenders already now and prioritise the advantage to the climate instead of focusing only on the lowest price.

    REMONDIS is at present leading the way by serving as a role model and investing in new plants and equipment.  

    We hope you enjoy reading the new edition of REMONDIS aktuell.

    Yours truly,

    Egbert Tölle

Responsible for managing the site until 2020

  • The operation and management of the recycling village in Middlefields, South Shields, on the east coast of Great Britain, was put out to tender as far back as the beginning of last year by the South Tyneside Council. After submitting its bid, REMONDIS JBT Ltd was awarded the contract to manage the site from December 2017 to March 2020. Four staff members at the site and two drivers will be responsible for the service and recycling at the site in the future.

    Andrew Whittaker, Commercial Manager of the areal, stressed that “the recycling village is very important to the local community. Within the framework of the competitive procedure that was carried out, we selected REMONDIS JBT as the best bidder in terms of price and performance and I am really looking forward to working together with the company.“

“REMONDIS is very experienced in providing
municipal services in many countries.
We are very pleased that we are able to offer
this possibility to people in South Tyneside.”

Steve Patterson, CEO of REMONDIS JBT Ltd

A wide range of tasks

Together with a strong regional player, REMONDIS took over a recycling operator located in Bedlington, JBT Waste Services Ltd, in November of last year. Steve Patterson, CEO of REMONDIS JBT Ltd, commented on the move as follows: “REMONDIS is very experienced in the provision of municipal services in many countries. We are very pleased that we have this possibility to offer these services to the people of South Tyneside.“ REMONDIS JBT‘s task is to manage the site, assist the workers there and support the public in recycling efforts. Furthermore, REMONDIS will be rendering numerous logistical services involving transport of the sorted materials to recycling plants or using them at the right place.

Patterson adds: “The site has a state-of-the-art plant, which was awarded a design prize in 2007. It recycles a high percentage of inputs. We are determined to push forward to new heights while at the same time offering an excellent customer service.“

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