World Class Venue Recycles Its Way To Green

The Sage Gateshead has raised its green credentials by taking recycling to the next level and ensuring no waste it produces goes to landfill.  The move means the iconic, cutting edge building is now one of the most environmentally friendly in the region.

Stephen Little, chairman of the Green Team at The Sage Gateshead said: “It is fitting that one of the most environmentally advanced buildings in the region should introduce the most environmentally friendly processes within that building.”

Working with O’Brien Waste Management, the waste that The Sage Gateshead produces is processed locally in their Wallsend Recycling Centre.  Nathan O’Brien, director of waste management, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with organisations like The Sage Gateshead and to see that large operations care about what happens to their waste.”

Stephen Little added: “The fact that everything collected by O’Briens is recycled in Wallsend fits in perfectly with our Environmental Policy Statement which states we will recycle as high a percentage of our waste as possible locally.” O’Brien recycle 98% of all waste they collect with the additional 2% being directed to Energy From Waste plants meaning that nothing goes to landfill – a great result for the North East!


Schools Get The Recycling Bug!

Primary schools across the region are getting the recycling bug with the help of O'Brien Waste Management.  The schools are being invited to take part in a competition that will get them thinking about recycling in a whole new light, and give them the chance to win some great prizes for the school and themselves!

The competition is to design a character that signifies what recycling means to them and can be a character or logo.

The competition is part of the launch of the O'Brien Waste Management Education Centre, a purpose built centre that schools can visit to see exactly what happens to their recycling when it is collected from school or home.  The centre will be open in early October 2011 and the winner of the competition will be one of the first to visit the new centre.

Details of the competition can be found by clicking here.