Kidderminster-based Abraxas Catering Equipment is demonstrating its green initiative by pledging to donate all money obtained through its scrap metal and redundant equipment recycling scheme to its charity of choice this year, the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
The distributor specialises in the refurbishment of commercial kitchens and the replacement of old, broken, inefficient and redundant kitchen equipment. Therefore it disposes several tons of scrap material each year.
In line with its corporate responsibility and as part of its obligations under the WEEE directive, waste transfer registration and to ensure compliant recycling, this scrap is taken to a registered waste recycling centre local to the company’s headquarters.
So to celebrate the company’s 20th year in business Abraxas has chosen to support the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and its lifesaving services. Along with a recent abseil and World Cup sweepstake, the team has pledged to donate all the money received for the scrap waste to the charity this year.
Sales manager Mike Nixon explained: “On average we take around 700kg of steel, stainless steel and aluminium each month to the recycling centre. Kitchen refits invariably mean appliances that are beyond economical repair or need replacing with more energy efficient alternatives will need to be removed. Tabling, extraction canopies, ductwork, servery counters and sink units that are being modernised and upgraded will also need to be removed and recycled.
“We must all take an active role in recycling; it’s crucial to the future of our planet. Businesses have far more awareness of their carbon footprint and must take action to reduce their impact on the environment in whatever ways they can.”