By EP Staff — Renewi, a waste-to-product business, opened the London Stock Exchange on March 20 to celebrate its creation as the result of last month’s merger of Shanks Group plc and Van Ganswewinkel Groep B.V. The merger makes Renewi one of the largest recycling companies in Europe.
The new company has over 8,000 employees across nine countries in Europe and North America, and combines deep expertise that supports an extensive variety of waste management products and services.
As a waste-to-product company, Renewi operates through five business divisions: Netherlands Commercial, Belgium Commercial, Hazardous Waste, Monostreams and Municipal—the division engaged in operating long-term waste management contracts with local authorities in the United Kingdom and Canada.
In a statement, the company described its strategy:
“For us, waste is a state of mind, an opportunity. When we take away someone’s waste we then give it new life. We transform a wide range of used materials into useful products and raw materials for our customers, like recycled paper, metal, plastic and glass, woodchips, compost, energy, fuel, and other products. In the process we protect the world from contamination, preserve finite natural resources, and enable customers to meet their sustainability goals. With our deep international expertise we also provide them with an extensive product range, combined with local service and attention. Above all, our team is committed and passionate about our mission: waste no more.”