23 May 2019
Carbon footprint reduction is about to become easier for the customers of a St Helens solvent supplier, as it nears completion of an environmental project which will increase its solvent recycling capabilities.
Eurosolve in Haydock accessed environmental support through the Chamber’s Business Growth Programme, to assist with developing an environmental management system and update its environmental policy.
The company supplies solvents to a number of sectors, but predominantly the printing and packaging industry. As well as supplying solvents, Eurosolve collects its customers’ hazardous waste solvent and recycles it via distillation.
The recycled product is clean enough to be re-used by the customer, providing them with a cheaper, more environmentally friendly product, which in turn reduces their carbon footprint.
Stephen Singleton, Managing Director of Eurosolve, says: “We’ve provided the recycling service for a while, but in order to recycle higher volumes we have to obtain a new bespoke permit from the Environment Agency.”
Once in place, the bespoke permit will allow Eurosolve to approach larger companies with its recycling offer.
Stephen explains: “In order to grow the business we need to work with larger companies, without the bespoke permit we can’t do this. So, although it’s a long process and hard work, its worth it to us in the long run and we’re committed to it.
“The Chamber’s consultant worked on our environmental management system, and in particular on the environmental monitoring. Our monitoring systems should now be compliant with the requirements of the Environmental Agency.
“He was very good, I enjoyed working with someone with his waste management expertise. We’re a small company for our sector and I’ve been working on the project alone so it was good to get input from someone from outside the business. I would use him again and would definitely recommend him.”
Eurosolve expects to finalise the application in the next few weeks. Once the application is granted, environmentally committed companies can start to use the service which will not only boost their green credentials, but also reduce their carbon footprints.
The Business Growth Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It provides 12 hours of fully funded support in a range of consultancy disciplines and is available to St Helens SMEs operating in a business to business environment.
To find out more about Eurosolve visit its website at www.euro-solve.com