The Leo Group was once a small family owned business that barely made ends meet. Due to the nature of the business, the Swalesmoor mink farm did not make much money as they sold their fur once a year. After taking over his father’s business, Danny Sawrij decided to start breeding maggots, which he sold to fishing shops to supplement the family income. Eventually, he was exporting up to seven thousand gallons of maggots every week to different countries in Europe.
This was the beginning of the future for the Leo Group. Utilising new technology and continually re-investing its profits into the development of new technologies, the Leo Group has become the industry leader in terms of waste management in the UK. It has 10 sites spread over the UK and Ireland and employs over 400 people. The Leo Group regularly tries to educate the public on the need to reduce their uptake of materials that are harmful to the environment, while advocating for the recycling of those that are already in use.
Leo Group collects over 650,000 tonnes of waste yearly from the UK and its facilities accept all forms of waste. The waste is screened to determine what can be recycled, and those items that cannot, are disposed of properly. Plastic is the most popular material received at Leo Group, with 20 times more plastic in use today than it was 50 years ago, though recycling allows for us to re-use it numerous times.
The Environmental impact of recycling plastic
Recycling plastic is the process of converting used plastic bottles into new ones so as to reduce the manufacture and creation of more bottles. This helps to;
- Conserve non-renewable fossil fuels
- Reduce consumption of energy
- Reduce waste thrown in landfills
- Reduce environmental degradation through carbon dioxide emissions.
Leo Group collects the materials for recycling from individual’s homes or tips or specified collection points. They are then sorted and processed separately depending on the type of plastic and then sliced into flakes then washed and melted together.
Leo Group is among the leading waste management companies in the UK due to its dedication to recycling and cleaning up the environment. Through companies such as these, the negative impact that human habitation has on the environment t can be lessened if not reversed altogether.