Tidy Planet’s 2020 festive highlights
Article posted on 18.12.2020
Yet again, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us, which means we’re taking some time out to reflect on the past 12 months – looking back at some of our favourite highlights.
And while 2020 has been unlike any other year for businesses across the globe – with plenty of challenges along the way – we thought it important to take the time to reminisce on not only what we’ve achieved as a business, but as a team.
Also, please note that we will be closing the office at 5:30pm on Wednesday 23rd of December until 8:30am on Monday 4th January.
So, to kick things off, here is a selection of some of our most memorable moments from 2020…
Celebrating our five-year composting anniversary with The Liverpool Guild of Students
We’ve been working with the University of Liverpool’s students’ union for half a decade – helping them to compost the food waste from their canteens on site and reduce their off-site disposal fees. Celebrating this milestone made us all very happy, and we hope to be working with the team there well into the future!
Being referenced in The Telegraph for our work with Le Manoir
In 2019, we installed a Rocket Composter at Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and, at the start of 2020, this was picked up by The Telegraph! We know they say good news travels fast, and in this case, it really did! We even delivered some socially distanced training to the team this year, too!
Collaborating with UNTHA UK on a £1.25M global food waste project in Indonesia
Together with fellow UK business, UNTHA UK, we supplied an industrial-scale solution for a new, multi-million-pound Integrated Waste Management Facility at a gas pipeline project. It was a really exciting partnership, which saw us ship two B2500 Rocket Composters and a Dehydra Dewaterer all the way to Tanguhh.
Being visited by The Mayor of Macclesfield
In September, Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake came and spent some – socially distanced – time at Tidy Planet HQ – where we showed her some of the fantastic projects we’re working on.
Shipping our first-ever Rocket Composter Down Under
This was a milestone moment for the team here, as we exported our first machine a distance of 17,000 km to a community farm in Fish Creek, Australia. The equipment is now in operation – helping the site to divert up to 300kg of food and green waste from landfill, every day.
Being a part of the successful composting project in Norway
After appointing our exclusive Norwegian distributor – Berekraft for Alle – in 2019, this year the story continued, and the country’s first-ever decentralised solution for food waste has been implemented, in Bergen! The site was inaugurated by Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, and will see households and businesses in the local area pay to have their food wastes composted.
Helping City of Glasgow College to cut city pollution through composting
Earlier in the year, the Scotland-based college invested in a Rocket Composter, to process 26 tonnes of food waste per year on site. We’re supremely proud to be helping the institution to close the food waste management loop and reduce its carbon footprint!
Renewing our distributor contract with Sugimat for a further five years
We’ve been the exclusive distributor of Sugimat’s solid waste boilers for over three years, so when we signed to extend this contract for a further five, it was a very proud moment for the team. As well as our composting expertise, we’re also highly experienced in the Waste-to-Energy arena, so being able to bring this cutting-edge Horizon+ rotary boiler – which is specially designed to process high-ash content fuels such as RDF and SRF – to the UK’s waste and recycling market, is a really exciting prospect as we head into 2021!
Co-presenting in the ENDS waste and bioenergy webinar
This was a fantastic online event which saw our MD, Simon Webb, and Turboden’s business development manager, Alessandro Bertacchini, take to the virtual stage to talk about all-things decentralised Waste-to-Energy plants – and the role they play in helping to achieve a circular economy. It was a great session, which saw attendees from all over the world tune in to hear them share their expertise – you can catch up on the content, here!
Getting through the challenging year as a strong, supportive team
It’s been tough for companies of all shapes and sizes – and across all sectors – this year, so one of our huge highlights is still all being together at the end of it! Fortunately, we didn’t have to make any redundancies, and we’ve continued to remain open throughout. But, this is testament to the excellent team we have behind the scenes at Tidy Planet’s HQ, so here’s a massive thank you to you all!
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our fantastic colleagues, customers, distributors and friends of the business for their support this year. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!