Zero waste honour for Braintree-based IT recycliing firm RDC

Matthew Embley, RDC recycling services manager, left, and Gary Griffiths, RDC international partner

Matthew Embley, RDC recycling services manager, left, and Gary Griffiths, RDC international partners compliance, with the company's gold Zero Waste award. - Credit: Archant

Information technology reuse and recycling company RDC has received a gold Zero Waste Award from the letsrecycle.com website.

The award for RDC, part of the Arrow Electronics group, recognises its success in recycling and recovering all waste with nothing left to be disposed of in landfill.

“Winning the gold Zero Waste Award is a significant achievement” said Gerry Hackett, RDC managing director. “This prestigious national award recognises the hard work put in by all RDC people and our recycling team in particular”.

In 2014, RDC also reclaimed almost half a million components, weighing a total of 250 tonnes, for re-use from the waste stream – a “sub-zero” waste achievement.

The letsrecycle judges praised the company’s focus on reuse of millions of items of IT devices, weighing tens of thousands of tonnes.


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They noted the recycling of expanded polystyrene packaging, which RDC compacts 50:1 into bales to be recycled into new plastic products, so saving hundreds of vehicle journeys and thousands of pounds of transport costs.

RDC was formed in 1991 and was acquired by Arrow Electronics in February this year.

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Arrow is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, serving as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a network of more than 460 locations in 58 countries.

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