About Reconomy

Inspiring sustainable thinking to create smarter and greener business practices

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Leading best practice, not following it

Reconomy is the environmental sector’s leading outsourced waste and resource service provider, with 25 years’ experience of putting customers at the heart of all we do . We’re adept at delivering the day-to-day operational side of waste management, but where we’re truly unique is in our ability to also provide consultancy-led sustainability and circular economy solutions.

We inspire companies with waste and sustainability challenges to think differently and embrace new concepts to create measurable business advantages. To achieve this, we utilise a nationwide network of over 1,000 supply chain partners that are focused on minimising waste and promoting a circular economy.

Our vision

To create a sustainable environment through smart and simple working practices. We embrace our people, partnerships and technology to solve problems and enable our customers to deliver exceptional performance across all aspects of waste and resource sustainability .

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Our growth

Reconomy has developed significantly in recent years, with the aim of adding to our breadth of capability and services required by our customers. Bringing companies into the group through acquisitions has been a big part of this, and in 2019 total turnover exceeded £330m. Reconomy are owned by EMK Capital LLP, having been acquired in 2017.

This has been an instrumental move in continuing to develop and invest in our best-in-class technology platform, nationwide reach, consistently high service levels and customer satisfaction.

We are in the Times 250 Fast Track list and are known for our size, strength and tenacity to work hard and help our customers achieve results.

Reconomy acquisition timeline

Founded in 2014, ReBOUND is a global leader in managed returns services, helping brands understand what’s being sent back to them and why, as well as providing a range of options on what to do with inbound items. The company specialises in working with fashion brands to offset the environmental impact of packaging, shipping and processing returns, helping brands calculate the most carbon-efficient routes, eliminate wasted transport miles and recycle goods wherever possible

Based in Leicester and founded in 1995, Eurokey provides commodity trading and reprocessing services to commercial customers in the UK and internationally, helping clients to meet their demands for the supply of recycled material in manufacturing and production.

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Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) is a leading provider of end-to-end solutions for returns management and environmental compliance to businesses in over 80 countries worldwide, helping customers deal with the increasing environmental, regulatory, and logistical demands facing businesses today. RLG is the Reconomy Group’s second overseas acquisition, building swiftly upon that of Noventiz, based in Cologne and announced in October 2020

The acquisition creates a leading global presence for the Reconomy Group in core disciplines and adds an entirely new capability in reverse logistics. This proposition development is a key part of Reconomy’s long-term strategic plan to become a global leader in tech-enabled services to drive the circular economy.

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Waste Source, based in Bristol and formed in 2010, is an outsourced services provider of waste collection, recycling and disposal solutions to businesses primarily in commercial sectors such as retail and hospitality. Key customers include Oakfurnitureland, Extra, Giggling Squid and Turtle Bay.

Waste Source joined the Reconomy Group in December 2020 as part of the strategic development of the business and industry customer proposition.

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Based in Cologne and founded in 2007, Noventiz provides packaging compliance services for commercial customers in Germany. This deal marks an important milestone in Reconomy’s strategic plan, as the first overseas acquisition made by the group. It also further expands Reconomy’s successful compliance division, spearheaded by Valpak in the UK, and is a key development towards the group’s global ambitions.

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Based in Waltham Abbey, ACM have over 25 years’ experience in commercial waste management for a range of sectors including hotels, shopping centres, retail, manufacturing and zoos.

They offer a full-service waste and recycling approach and a range of innovative on-site equipment, in use at such notable locations as London Zoo. The addition of ACM Environmental allows Reconomy to continue its strategy of providing the most comprehensive range of services and best customer experience across the commercial sectors.

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The acquisition of NSG, founded in 1992, is part of Reconomy’s continued growth in core business sectors.  NSG has built key relationships in the construction, fit-out, retail and commercial sectors and was one of the first outsourced service companies to offer tool and plant hire via a network of service providers.

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Based in Dorset, AWS provides a comprehensive waste management solution to customers in construction, shopfitting & interiors and housebuilding.  AWS has developed excellent relationships with its customers and demonstrated strong recent performance, sharing Reconomy’s focus on delivering the very best customer experience.

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Founded in 2000 and based in Kent, Prismm provides consultancy, waste management and compliance services – specialising in the output from UK factories and materials that are particularly difficult to recycle. They aim to achieve zero to landfill for their many clients, primarily in the printing and packaging industries.  This acquisition is a key step to enhancing our proposition in the industrial and commercial sectors.

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Founded in 1997 and based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Valpak provides environmental consultancy, waste management solutions and data management services to over 4,000 UK customers. The company specialises in helping businesses achieve environmental compliance, maximise cost savings and improve their environmental credentials in line with government legislation. Valpak services include the disposal of packaging, electrical equipment, batteries, hazardous materials and chemical substances, among other forms of waste and recycling.

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Based in Portsmouth, with offices in Glasgow, Helistrat specialised in the delivery of holistic waste management and resource strategies to clients operating across numerous business sectors.

Helistrat developed a formidable reputation within the waste industry for innovative thinking and driving new ways of working. Similar focuses on tech-enablement to deliver more detailed waste data to clients, faster turnaround of information and improved accuracies relating to service fulfilment helped with a smooth integration of Helistrat into Reconomy’s Business and Industry division.

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