Innovation for Environmental Change

Working in the Recycling sector, it goes without saying that for us, reducing environmental damage is a top priority.

Using circular economy innovative solutions, our business model looks to make the company’s overall process cycle greener and more energy efficient, with a long term aspiration to significantly reduce landfill on the road to Net Zero.

With our ground-breaking Automotive Shredder Residue solution, which reduces landfill, to create alternative energy and energy storage solutions, Recycling Lives is determined to coninue leading the charge towards Net Zero.

This is the start of a sector transformation away from traditional recycling methods, towards a more innovative approach.

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It takes new thinking to create change.

Our focused and dedicated R&D team are working to identify and realise solutions for the significant environmental issues we tackle, both in the industry and as a responsible commercial operation.

Environmental Innovation

Interesting Stats

We save 3,293 tonnes of CO2 by using renewable electricity. That's the equivalent of more than
1 million trees!
(calculated using the Trees for the Future method)

By recovering steel from cars and other sources we reduce CO2 emissions in the steel making process by up to 640,000 tonnes!


All Recycling Lives' processing sites and offices are powered by 100% renewable energy

why work with us

Jeremy Hartley Managing Director Eric Wright Group The Eric Wright Group has always recognised the importance of supporting the local community and using our business activities to improve people’s lives. Working with Recycling Lives gives us an opportunity to continue to make a real difference and achieve more through working together. Read moreRead less
Josh Steiner Social Value & Sustainability Manager Wates Group Recycling Lives has reaped the rewards of strong commercial and social credentials to secure large-scale contracts. The high value and quality nature of the service, alongside its demonstrable social benefits has prompted the organisation’s ongoing success, allowing it to expand its range of services and open in new locations to achieve nationwide coverage Read moreRead less
Martin Chown Supply Chain Director Sellafield Limited We are committed to ensuring our local communities derive maximum economic benefit from the money we spend at Sellafield, by insisting companies that win work with us to invest to support local growth. Recycling Lives has these values at its core and I’m excited by their plans. The contract win also allowed for the creation of a number of jobs in Cumbria as we work to open a new site in the county, creating jobs for yard operatives, drivers and site managers. Read moreRead less

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