Bywaters | The Planet Mark


Bywaters has been providing waste management services to the UK’s capital for over 100 years, nowadays they are a leading company in recycling and waste management. ​ ​ This is Bywaters’ sixth year of business carbon footprint reporting. It first calculated the carbon footprint of its Lea Riverside site, Gateway Road site, and fleet, for the year ending December 2013; and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions from energy use in the buildings and by equipment (natural gas, gas oil, and purchased electricity), from fuel used by the fleet, from water consumption, and from the production of paper used in the offices. ​ ​ Bywaters’ total carbon footprint in year ending December 2018 was 3,460.4 tCO2e, a decrease of 12.1% from YE 2017. The relative carbon footprint was 9.3 tCO2e per employee, a decrease of 24.1% compared to YE 2017. ​ ​



The Planet Mark

This is to certify that Bywaters has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.

Valid to 31 March 2020

Steve Malkin
The Planet Mark

Sir Tim Smit KBE
The Eden Project


12.1% absolute carbon reduction

24.1% carbon reduction per employee

We are committed to reducing our carbon emmissions yearly so that together, we can all halt climate change

  • Total carbon footprint 3,460.4 tCO2e
  • Reporting boundary : Head Office, MRF Facility, Transfer Station
  • Emission sources : Electricity, Natural Gas, Gas Oil, Water, Fleet, Paper
  • Reporting period : 1 Jan 2018 –31 Dec 2018


373 FTE employees

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