Environmental Commitment at Lodge Park
Press Release – 21st of May 2018
Stane Park Ltd is committed to reducing its impact on the environment by minimising the waste we produce and increase our recycling rate. We have recycled paper and card for some time now and have recently introduced additional recycling facilities to include plastic products, therefore reducing our contribution to landfill.
This builds on last year’s environmental initiatives of introducing still and sparkling water dispensing taps throughout the business centre with the aim of reducing plastic water bottle waste. We have also converted all lighting to LED to reduce energy consumption, added insulation to all buildings to reduce Lodge Park’s CO2 footprint and planted hedges and trees to enhance the parkland. Dyson hand dryers have been installed throughout Lodge Park to remove the waste associated with disposable paper hand towels. Lodge Park has its own renewable energy produced on site by our 50kWp Solar PV panels.
We are keen to use suppliers who encourage recycling and use biodegradable products. We provide our tenants with free unlimited Nespresso coffee and Tea Pigs tea. Nespresso offer a recycling scheme for all used coffee pods and Tea Pigs are one of only a few companies in the UK that have always manufactured fully biodegradable tea bags containing no plastic.
Anne-Marie McCord, Lodge Park’s Estate Manager, commented: “With over 250 people working here on site, we feel we have a responsibility to respect the environment and minimise our impact on it. Therefore, following last year’s initial steps, we decided to introduce additional waste recycling across all the premises at Lodge Park. We currently recycle 50% of all the waste we generate, and our aim is to increase this to over 70% in the next 24 months.”
Rupert Haxell, Managing Director of Origin Legal Ltd, a long-term Lodge Park tenant added: “Our staff have for some time now recycled the office waste but without on-site facilities this was a laborious process. With the introduction of the on-site waste recycling facilities, they are now able to easily segregate and recycle. This is great news!”
Sarah Bown, Office Manager at energypeople Ltd, commented “Our company are delighted to be part of the new recycling scheme as we are all enthusiastic recyclers. Central to our work is designing energy efficient electricity networks and this fits well with our way of doing business.”