Straight Turns 20
Straight plc, the environmental products and services group celebrates its 20th year in business this May.
Founded in Leeds by current Chief Executive, Jonathan Straight, the company has seen significant growth throughout the last two decades both organically and through a number of key acquisitions including, Blackwall ltd, Harcostar, Helesi UK and Powell Plastics.
The 20th year of trading marks an important milestone for Straight.
The company now produces the majority of its products at its facility in Hull and leads the field in supplying inventive, high-quality waste and recycling containers to a broad range of customers throughout the UK and overseas.
Last year Straight undertook an extensive marketing research project, which led to a complete company rebrand. The rebrand enabled Straight to commence its special year with a new look and feel, a new website and a new forward thinking strap line, "For Tomorrow's World" which underpins the company's ethos and reflects Straight's capabilities and future-facing commitment to the environment.
Jonathan Straight, Chief Executive of Straight plc commented, "We're absolutely delighted to be celebrating the start of our 20th year in business and we look forward to our anniversary next year. Reaching this milestone is testament to all of our hard work, passion and drive. We look forward to the next 20 years and a successful future. We hope to continue to bring new and exciting waste and recycling solutions tailored to customer needs to market."
Cwm Taf Local Health Board Signs Up For Free Recycling
Two hospitals from Cwm Taf Local Health Board - Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital - have partnered with specialist recycling scheme Recolight to provide an efficient way of collecting and disposing of their waste lighting.
Known as "lamps" in the industry, old fluorescent tubes and some other forms of commercial lighting fall under the WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Regulations. In accordance with the law, they need to be recycled at end- of-life, as large quantities can be harmful to the environment if sent to landfill.
Two specially designed containers have been set up at Royal Glamorgan hospital, and a further two containers at Prince Charles Hospital. All fluorescent tubes collected in these containers are sent for recycling at approved treatment facilities.
Steve Sims, estates stores manager for Cwm Taf Local Health Board, said: "Partnering with Recolight has enabled us to cut our costs, as we no longer have to pay for our recycling, nor use our staff time to crush lamps and bag them up. Using the service has allowed us to take in lamps from other hospitals in the area and in the last 12 months we have collected approximately 15,000 lamps between us."
Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO, said; "Recolight is committed to making it as simple as possible for any organisation to recycle, and we are pleased to be able to provide a cost-effective solution to organisations in the public sector. As the two sites also accept lamps from other hospitals, the initiative is contributing to the whole area's effort to reduce waste."