Rolls-Royce Aims for 75% Recycling

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Rolls-Royce has set a new target to recycle 75 per cent of all waste materials generated at its Goodwood facilities by the end of 2007. As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, a new dedicated waste management centre has been set up at the manufacturing plant and head office to recycle all types of waste materials.

Employees are encouraged to recycle wherever possible and currently over 60 per cent of all waste items are recycled, from paper and cardboard to glass, cans and bottles, from redundant computer equipment to scrap metals. Parts ordered for production of the cars are delivered to Goodwood packaged in recyclable containers, which are returned for re-use.

“Efficient and responsible waste management is a key part of our commitment to protecting the environment,” said Ian Robertson Chairman and Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “We cannot ignore or escape the environmental impact of waste materials – from simple items, like paper and
cardboard, to more complex materials like paint and oil – and everyone here is encouraged to reduce or recycle waste.”

Remnants from the wood shop are utilised by manufacturers of wooden products. Leather off cuts are sold to buyers all over the world for use in other industries, for instance the
fashion industry.

Even the landscape debris and the weeds cleared from the lake, in the 42 acre grounds, are composted for use on the Goodwood Estate organic farm.

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