Guide To Minimising Waste

The Importance of Sustainable Waste Management

At Indaver, sustainability informs everything we do. With the pressure on to act now for the sake of our environment as we know it, we must all play our part in the race for a greener planet. 

The global population is growing at lightning speed and unsustainable pressure is being put on raw materials and energy. We simply must use materials and energy more intelligently.

Indaver is helping to work towards the transition from a linear economy, in which raw materials are only used once, to a circular economy in which the emphasis lies on sustainability through added value.

In a circular economy, materials that are recovered from waste streams are reintroduced as high-quality raw materials for their original purpose, or to make new products. So, there is no need to use any new raw materials.

At the new Rivenhall IWMF and Energy Centre, we aim to break waste down to its original components and recover them to bring back into the materials chain, or create energy from waste.

Waste management therefore plays a crucial role in closing loops that could add to the global crises.

The Problem with Landfill

Landfill sites across country are overflowing and it’s not just the increasing piles of waste that are the problem. Toxins and greenhouse gases are being released into the air as the waste rots. With the South East already at maximum landfill capacity, our facility at Rivenhall aims to create a solution through EfW.

The Essex population is at 1.8 million and is expected to grow by 100,000 by 2026

The average family in Essex produces 560kg of residual waste every year.

Landfill is expected to expire by 2023 and many counties, especially in the south east, already have no landfill capacity.

Rivenhall Project: Forecasted Local Benefits


Jobs created


Tonnes of waste converted


homes powered


£ given back to Essex community

It’s Simple

At Indaver, we believe in the power of community. It starts with all of us working together! From making simple changes in the home or working place, down to our knowledgeable experts at our sustainable energy plants, we must culminate our efforts to avoid waste going to landfill and polluting our environment further.
From reusing plastic items, to going paperless, these small changes can be extremely effective. Use our downloadable resources to educate and share your knowledge, in home, work and school environments.

Here are 5 simple ways you can minimise waste in Schools 

Learn to Recycle through Colouring

Here are 6 simple ways you can minimise waste in your household 

Here are 8 simple ways you can minimise waste in the workplace 

Here are 5 Common Recycling Myths

Sustainability Report