Kidderminster-based dealer Abraxas Catering Equipment has raised £866.69 with its 12 month green initiative for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
At the beginning of last year the firm pledged to donate all money obtained through its scrap metal and redundant equipment recycling scheme to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which the company made its chosen charity for 2018 as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.
Abraxas specialises in the refurbishment of commercial kitchens and the replacement of old, broken, inefficient and redundant commercial kitchen equipment. It disposes of several tons of scrap material each year.
In line with the dealer’s corporate responsibility and as part of its obligations under the WEEE directive, waste transfer registration and to ensure compliant recycling, it takes the scrap to a registered waste recycling centre local to the company’s headquarters in Kidderminster.
Abraxas sales manager Mike Nixon explained: “On average we take around 700kg of steel, stainless steel and aluminium to the recycling centre each month. 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.”
As well as the ‘Scrap For Cash’ initiative, Abraxas team members also took part in a charity abseil, World Cup sweepstake and National Hot Chocolate Day to boost overall donations to £1,518.19 in the last 12 months.
Nixon added: “Supporting the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in 2018 has been great fun and such a worthwhile thing to do, we have chosen to continue supporting it as our 2019 charity of the year with some great fundraising ideas planned.”