casey_zero_wasteIn 2011 Casey head office reduced the amount of waste it sends to landfill to zero.

All the waste was split into three types: paper and cardboard, mixed recyclates, and material requiring further treatment.  The waste that required further treatment was shredded and compacted and used as feedstock to power energy from waste plants.

This year, four wild peregrine chicks have hatched at our Buck Park site in Denholme, West Yorkshire.

A scheme was set up in 1997 to collect DNA from wild peregrines and, more recently, a tagging scheme has been introduced.  Last week, Steve Downing with the Wildlife Crime Unit visited the site to tag the new chicks - three female and one male.

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This aspect of our environmental care programme is designed to encourage school children to look after their community.

We visit primary schools located close to our sites to organise litter picking events.  This encourages school children to understand at an early age the importance of recycling and keeping the surrounding environment clean.

Litterpicking with school children

Lake at Rydings Road

Rydings Road used to be a narrow cobbled lane following a stream to the Casey offices and industrial buildings and farms further up the hill.

Casey built a new access road and landscaped the area, providing a cobbled footpath, lakes and waterfalls. The area is now a beautiful green space for local people and wildlife.

Encouragement to care for the environment is also demonstrated by our seasonal bulb planting schemes where primary school children are involved in planting daffodil and crocus bulbs in grass verges.  This helps to teach them the environmental importance of such activites and gives them pride in their surroundings.