North London Business has initiated the development of a network of firms operating in the environmental ‘Green’ industries. The Green Sector Network aims to bring together major ‘Green industry’ firms in North London to:
1) Raise the profile of the cluster across the area.
2) Develop supply chain and market opportunities for members.
3) Demonstrate the importance of the sector toLondon’s status as a Global city and how London relies on the firms to operate.
4) Establish a networking and lobbying forum ensuring the firms have a cohesive voice.
5) Work with the boroughs to achieve their economic growth and carbon reduction aims.
6) To share best practice.
In the first year, the Network is working with the British Business Club to promote bilateral trade and investment opportunities in the sector to business visitors attending the London 2012 Games. In partnership with the British Business Club, the Network will stage a number of events, trade shows, expos, meetings, introductions, and tours aimed at showcasing the best examples of environmental technology and operations in the world.
The green sector in North London provides an enormous resource that acts as a platform upon whichLondonis able to continue to grow as a global world city. Without North London’s green sector,London’s economy and therefore that of theUKwould find it difficult to expand. The partnership with the British Business Club will ensure the sector is recognized as a world leader to showcase best practice that will lead to job creation and investment opportunities in the sector.
Regards membership, founding members get to host two prestigious events that will showcase their business, held at their premises or another venue as they wish. Attendees are expected to be environmental businesses fromLondon, theUKand further afield, trade representatives from overseas, local government officers and members, and other politicians and stakeholders. Founding members will also be able to take part in a branded Green Sector Network stand at an international Sustainability Event during Games Time. The event will take place at the Mayoral Headquarters, City Hall, renamed “London House” and transformed into a business embassy during the Games.
Associate members will host one prestigious event as above, at their premises if they wish. They will also be able to take part in the stand at the Sustainability Event at London House.
Founding Members will also receive planning support from North London Business should they need it.
The Green Sector Network is seeking further members from any environmental sector, including renewable energy, low carbon fuels, alternative transport, construction as well as other environmental products and services. Please contact North London Business for pricing and application pack.
Visit the Green Sector Network website for more information.
The LondonWaste EcoPark, owned by the North London Waste Authority and employing 218 people, is home to a number of waste management activities primarily engaged in composting, recycling and energy recovery. They receive material from households and businesses primarily within the North London Waste Authority’s constituent boroughs –Enfield, Barnet,Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington andWalthamForest. The company also operates a transport contract, as well as collection and management contracts.
In terms of energy generation, the Energy Centre uses half a million tonnes of waste material as fuel which is converted it into electricity via steam powered turbines. Eighty-five percent of the electricity generated is exported to the National Grid, enough to power seventy-two thousand homes, with the remainder powering all the other activities within the EcoPark.
Regards recycling, the Compost Centre uses about forty-five thousand tonnes of garden waste and kitchen scraps from across northLondonto make high quality compost. This is then reused in agriculture, local allotments, parks and gardens. Over one hundred thousand tonnes of wood, metals, ash and many other materials are either recycled or bulked for recycling at the EcoPark.
To find out more visit their website www.londonwaste.co.uk or contact their Commercial Team on 020 8884 5537 or 020 8884 5664.
Biffa is one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management businesses. They work with customers across every business sector – industrial, commercial and local authorities. Their experience and expertise has enabled them to successfully develop their recycling-led services, making them a truly sustainable business partner to their customers.
Their whole way of working is all about ‘delivering more’. Whether that’s through their day-to-day activities delivering an excellent service to their customers, increasing their investment in the latest recycling technology or developing their services to help their customers meet legislative requirements.
They believe that the management and disposal of waste is as important as using things like energy, water, fuel and raw materials as efficiently as possible. This is why they see waste as a resource that must be managed professionally and responsibly.
For more information, please see www.biffa.co.uk.
Camden Plant Ltd
CamdenPlant is a recycling company based on theNorth Circular Roadon the border of theLondonBoroughs ofEnfieldandWalthamForest. For the last twenty years Camden Plant Ltd has been recycling construction and demolition waste from all overLondon– but primarily from the boroughs comprising the North LondonWaste Authority.
As well as traditional construction and demolition projects, they recycle waste arising from the Civic Amenity Centres of the North London boroughs and from their highways works ie. Roadworks and utility works.
The waste, which comprises primarily hardcore and concrete, is fed into crushing and screening equipment to produce a recycled aggregate. All their aggregates are produced to the Government backed WRAP Quality Control system and are compliant with the Specification for Highways Works as laid down by the Highways Agency. This means that this element ofLondon’s waste, after being processed at Camden Plant Ltd, can be used in construction projects across the capital and beyond.
As well as hundreds of small to medium size projects, some major projects in which their recycled aggregates have been used include the A406 road widening, the Channel Tunnel rail link, Heathrow Terminal 5 and the M25 road widening.
For more information please see www.camdenplant.com