Posted: Thu 10th Nov 2016

Flintshire bosses praise for top timber company’s zero waste policy

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Nov 10th, 2016

Flintshire business bosses learn a lesson on zero waste from top timber company.

They joined businesses from across Wales when wood products giants Clifford Jones Timber, one of the UK’s ‘greenest’ companies, hosted a ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ themed event attended by over 30 directors and senior managers.

It was set up by the Inside Welsh Industry organisation as part of a Welsh Government-sponsored programme of visits to top companies in Wales aiming to showcase how they operate and share the secrets of their success.

They were given a tour of the company’s headquarters in Ruthin and a chance to see the processes which turn 100,000 tons of raw wood into fence posts, laminated timber for the construction and leisure industries, fuel logs, gates and garden furniture with the residue going to make over 25,000 tons of pellets and briquettes for everything from biomass to barbecues.

Clifford Jones Timber Management Consultant Keith Corbett outlined the company’s ethos and said: “Nothing leaves this site without an invoice.

“We are always looking to add value, for example with our new line of longer lasting fence posts, while also addressing not only the question of what to do with residues, but also how to make money from them.

“Every single thing is used. That’s part of our sustainability culture that includes using sustainable timber from Welsh and Scottish FSC-certified forests.

 

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