The leading waste management company in London is reducing environmental impact by working on their principle of sending non-hazardous waste to landfills. Powerday is powering the future with London’s waste as it makes 100,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel from waste to generate heat and power. The company is also supporting the health and wellbeing of local communities.
The leading waste management company in London was founded on the principle that zero non-hazardous waste is sent to landfills. From the beginning, Powerday invested heavily in state-of-the-art recycling and recovery infrastructure to achieve this principle.
With this, they set a new standard of recycling and waste management service in London. In 2022, the company partnered with some of the most forward-thinking material processors in the UK.
Following their aim to keep plastic waste in the circular economy, extend the lifecycle and reduce the carbon emission associated with these materials.
They receive huge quantities of non-recyclable waste, but they think beyond recycling to reduce environmental impact of the country’s waste. Seeing their potential, the company received huge investments.
Around 100,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel is prepared from clients’ residue material per year. This high-quality product is used to create heat and power at some of the most efficient energy from waste plants across Europe.
The company has been working on reducing carbon emissions by its facilities too for several years. The company recently announced their ambitions Net Zero target for Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040 with interim targets by 20% reduction in 2023.
Mick Crossan, the founder and chairman of Powerday firmly believes that ‘business can operate and should have a positive impact on the communities in which they operate.’
He is passionate about making a positive impact of sports on health and wellbeing. This way the company used their sustainable growth to support the health and wellbeing of local communities, particularly disadvantaged young Londoners.
With their continuous efforts, the company is powering the future by responsibly benefiting the environment and local communities. In this, they refer particularly to young Londoners who are the future and lifeblood of the capital city.
Powerday believes that they generate social value well and by doing so they plan it to become the norm for all organizations, small and large. They are the living proof that responsible business goes hand in hand and this way Powerday is Powering the Future with London’s Waste.
From purchasing their first skip loader in 1977 and first waste transfer station in 1982, the company now owns and operates three material recycling facilities.
With 6 London sites in total, the company has a license to process more than 3.5 million tons of waste every year. With a fleet of 90 vehicles working seven days a week and their six sites offering tipping to other licensed waste carriers.
The Powerday Foundation
It was formerly known as the Crossan Family Foundation and was established out of Powerday Development Programme. It was established to provide support and funding to local sporting individuals and organizations in London.
Every year the foundation hosts an annual boxing show to showcase some of the best talent from Dublin and London amateur clubs.
Since 2013, the company has sourced more than 14 million euros and invested the same in London boxing clubs in hard-to-reach areas. This way they helped more than 80 estate-based boxing venues and intervention projects. Along with this, they enabled 400 volunteers to do more for their communities.
The overall impact improved the wellbeing of more than 50,000 participants in the most outcast and socio-economically challenged areas in the city.
With this initiative, the company is removing antisocial behavior and contributing towards safer communities. Tower Hamlets (Repton), Dagenham and Redbridge (Dagenham Police), and Newham (West Ham) are some of their supported voluntary community clubs.