Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (CUC) has partnered with Cadwell, Inc. to implement an innovative, high-level recycling programme that is proving to be a ‘win-win’ for both CUC and local residents on Grand Cayman.
“Through our partnership with Cadwell, we were able to clean-up and export almost three ‘football fields’ worth of recyclable materials weighing 1.1 million pounds, which had been causing a bottleneck in our Power Plant,” said Chad Powell, CUC’s Manager Materials Management. “One key benefit to Grand Cayman is that a large amount of material will be kept out of the landfill. This helps to extend the life of the landfill while reducing the risk of pollution and fires.”
Some of the freed-up green space is now being dedicated to expanded training for CUC’s workforce, which is extremely important in the energy generation and transmission industry.
The long list of what was gathered, sorted, cleaned, transported and exported included electrical transformers, waste oil, rubber, copper, steel, brass, aluminum, streetlights, wire, wood and concrete.
“It has been a pleasure working with such a forward-thinking group of professionals who truly care about the environment,” said Joan Cadwell, President and Co-founder of Cadwell, Inc. “We were pleased to work with CUC on this project. As a result of the partnership, CUC was able to create jobs by hiring local contractors, labour and hauling providers to accomplish what has taken a total of 7,100-man hours over the past six months.”
Taking care of the environment is nothing new for CUC. The Company was the first in the Cayman Islands to become registered as an ISO 14001 in 2004, as well as the newer ISO 14001:2015 standard, also earned by demonstrating CUC’s commitment to the standard’s requirements and environmental policy.
Other efforts made by CUC to serve the community have included the expansion of its recycling programme to accumulate smaller items such as aluminum cans, waste-paper and cardboard. The Company plans to use its new industrial shredder to process an additional 500 pounds per quarter. CUC is also revising and updating procedures to minimise the amount of waste that CUC sends to the landfill.
At Cadwell, the company is focussed on identifying the best recyclers in the United States and beyond to export the materials to help defray the cost of labour, transportation and container freight. “In addition to being a distribution and recycling company, we have become logistics experts,” said Andrew Cadwell, CEO and Co-founder of Cadwell, Inc.
Cadwell, Inc. is located in Pompano Beach, Florida. It is a leading recycling distribution company focussed on the Caribbean and Central America. In addition to its robust distribution offerings, Cadwell works closely with governments, utilities and large institutions to reduce landfill waste by cleaning up landfills and implementing and managing recycling programmes that benefit the health and well-being of local residents and the environment as a whole. The company is also on a mission to give back to the communities it serves by funding renewable energy conversion projects for schools, churches and orphanages that offer inspiration, hope and a path for meaningful change. For more information on Cadwell, Inc., please visit www.cadwellinc.com or e-mail email@example.com.
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