Supporting #movethedate Overshoot Day Movement
22nd August 2020
We are proud to have become a ‘Date Mover‘ this Earth Overshoot Day! Our Willesden Junction Materials Recycling Facility is now listed on the movement’s website thanks to our ability to recycle construction and demolition waste, and generate renewable fuels from non-recyclables – you can find us here.
Earth Overshoot Day is calculated by Global Footprint Network, an international research organisation. It marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what the planet can regenerate in that year.
To determine the date of Earth Overshoot Day for each year, Global Footprint Network calculates the number of days of that year that Earth’s biocapacity suffices to provide for humanity’s Ecological Footprint. The remainder of the year corresponds to global overshoot. Earth Overshoot Day is computed by dividing the planet’s biocapacity (the amount of ecological resources Earth is able to generate that year), by humanity’s Ecological Footprint (humanity’s demand for that year), and multiplying by 365, the number of days in a year.
Powerday’s Vice Chairman, Edward Crossan, commented: “We’ve joined the #MoveTheDate movement and are striving to make the waste management industry as sustainable as possible. We do that by providing market-leading services, promoting sustainable waste transportation and delivering on a commitment to divert 100% of the waste entering our sites from landfill. Our state-of-the-art facilities are helping to recycle more construction and demolition waste than ever before, with the residuals all being converted to renewable fuels.”
We were pleased to have awarded this contract to Powerday. They have delivered their services efficiently and reliably, achieved high recycling rates and 100% recovery, meeting our requirements throughout the project. They have been easy to deal with, reasonable and fair. We have been particularly impressed with their account management and waste reporting capabilities
Dave France, Project Director, Ecoworld Ballymore