Kris Martin, St George Developments
& Vice Chair of Ciob London Committee
A sustainability initiative from a London hub committee member has scooped an industry award. Kris Martin, a project manager at St George, with his colleague Denis Moran, won a Gold Standard at the 2019 National Site Awards run by the Considerate Construction Scheme, for their canteen waste initiative on the Fulham Reach project.
The site embarked on a behavioural and infrastructural overhaul to divert food waste from landfill through an innovative food waste recycling system introduced by Matt Golding at ORCA.
The certification cited the innovative ORCA technology as a contributing factor for the award as the site excelled in three key areas: onsite traffic management, protecting the environment and innovation.
Martin said: “The ORCA technology helps our business reach the commitment of net zero carbon for 2030 by removing all truck visits relating to food waste and has also eliminated the pest and odours relating to onsite food waste storage.” ORCA is a 100% recycling solution, which recycles food waste by breaking it down into grey water which is then captured or repurposed by the existing wastewater infrastructure and treatment plant, ORCA’s effluent is fully recovered and recycled throughout its life.