Waste recycling and re-use levels at CMS Window Systems, one of the UK’s leading PVC and aluminium window, door and curtain walling manufacturers and installers, reached 100% for the financial year 2017-2018 to hit its ambitious target to completely eliminate waste being sent to landfill.
Recognised for its environmental excellence last year by winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, CMS Window Systems has redefined the way replacement window and door contracts are delivered through its ‘closed-loop’ approach, which is facilitated by its comprehensive in-house waste separation and recycling processes. The company’s dedication to minimising landfill waste from day one has now enabled it to reach the long term 100% goal, which it has hit during a record trading period with production output at times up to 2000 frames per week.
CMS Window Systems has been able to divert all waste away from landfill thanks to a continuous review and improvement of its waste collection, separation and management processes. These also ensure that all post-use windows and doors can be brought from site to be broken down and separated into seven different waste streams, including plastic, mixed metals, timber and glass before being sent away for re-processing.
David Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer at CMS Window Systems says, “Hitting our zero landfill target is a tremendous achievement which reflects the focus and effort of everyone in the CMS team to re-use and recycle. It’s a vitally important milestone in being one of the most sustainable fenestration partners in the UK market and is coupled with our strategy to minimise resource use by designing out waste at project inception. Waste is also minimised during manufacture and installation and our range of windows and doors are designed to help our end-customers cut their own energy consumption.”
Operating from its 15-acre main manufacturing and recycling facility and HQ at Castlecary near Cumbernauld, together with its new door manufacturing and recycling plant in Kirkcaldy, Fife, CMS Window Systems continues to be one of Scotland’s fastest growing manufacturing businesses. The company has been backed by mid-market private equity investor LDC since May 2016, when it secured a significant minority investment to further support the business’ expansion across Scotland and England.