International Synergies NI Ltd
This has been an exciting few weeks for our new company International Synergies Northern Ireland Ltd with the official launch by the Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker in Portadown. We were pleased to welcome representatives of businesses and organisations from across NI from the world of industry and government including CIDO, CIWM, Frylite, ReCon, Invest NI, Michelin, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
International Synergies NI has embraced environmental concerns and accelerated the transition from a linear “take, make, dispose” system, where resources are wasted, to a circular economy model where resources are reused repeatedly. In other words we identify wasted resources and demonstrate how to convert these into an alternative, re-usable resource within another industry setting.
The Director of International Synergies Northern Ireland Ltd, Trevor Knipe, speaking at the launch explained “Over the last seven years we’ve worked with thousands of companies, helping them to reap the benefits of applying the industrial symbiosis approach to business. The benefits to the local economy are clear; £9,5m in cost savings and £14.5m in additional sales. The benefits to the environment are also significant with 229,000 tonnes diverted from landfill and greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 300,000t.”
So what does the future hold in store for International Synergies NI?
“We have a three year plan where we will continue to deliver the Industrial Symbiosis service and also develop our technical consultancy and training services. We have already trained 70 people to CIWM Waste Smart Foundation and Advanced level and plan to expand our training into areas such as water and environmental legislation. We also intend to use our well proven skills and knowledge to offer commercial technical consultancy in both the private and public sectors. And, as if that wasn’t enough will also be seeking to reach new markets in Ireland and beyond.”
Busy and exciting times ahead for International Synergies NI Ltd!