Environmental Policy and WEEE Statements

Environmental Policy Statement

Renowned for its quality and durability, Denby Pottery has been producing pottery in Derbyshire, England, since 1809. Today Denby produces both classic and contemporary tableware which meets demanding current lifestyles being dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer safe. The Denby product portfolio has been widened over recent years to include porcelain, cookware, fine bone china, glassware and accessories.

We, The Denby Group, are committed to the principles of ISO 14001 as the integrated Environmental Management System and through its implementation, development and maintenance seek to operate in a manner that minimises our impact on the environment.

The Denby Group is committed to continual environmental improvement and pollution prevention. Objectives and targets have been established and will be reviewed on a regular basis.

In defining our programme of improved environmental performance, we will:

  • · Comply with all relevant environmental legislation and other requirements that the company may deem applicable.
  • · Control the following significant operational environmental aspects to avoid or minimise the associated impacts and risks to as low as is reasonably practicable.
  • 1) Energy consumption
  • 2) Water consumption
  • 3) Raw material utilisation
  • · Seek to optimise packaging and, where possible, use packaging manufactured from recycled materials.
  • · Implement waste management strategies that promote waste minimisation, re-use, recycling and recovery where appropriate. In all cases we will see that our waste is disposed of in a way that minimises its impact on the environment.
  • · Ensure that our staff and contractors are aware of the environmental impacts of their work activities and encourage them through awareness raising and training to minimise those impacts.
  • Whilst the Managing Director is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of this policy and ensuring its inclusion in the company strategy to drive the continual improvement of its environmental performance, the successful implementation of this policy requires the total commitment of all employees.

Click here to view the Denby Packaging Compliance Certificate.

Click here to view the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Certificate.

Click here to view the signed Environmental Policy Statement.

WEEE Recycling

UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (SI 2006 No.3289)

The UK WEEE regulations require that businesses involved in the supply of electronic and electrical equipment take an active role in its collection and recycling.

So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, Denby have made a financial contribution toward the development of recycling collection points (known as Designated Collection Facilities) throughout the UK through membership of the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS).

Denby does not recycle electrical items in store. For your nearest recycling centre please click here.

To remind you to recycle, all new electronic products are marked with a crossed out wheelie bin symbol.

Our Green Credentials

Denby has been producing pottery for over 200 years in the heart of the English countryside. Our care, attention and expertise have made Denby so popular and we are proud to be the first UK tableware manufacturer to be able to claim ‘zero to landfill’ for all our process waste.

Being ‘zero to landfill’ saves approximately 600 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. That’s the equivalent of all our 300+ Denby employees’ car journeys in a year being ‘carbon neutral’!

With our quality standards being so high, any clay with faults is recycled into new stoneware. We save 2500 tonnes of raw clay, the equivalent of 350 fully loaded double decker buses! All of our moulds are made from plaster of Paris which is recycled to make plasterboard.

Every year we…

  • Recycle 300 tonnes of plaster of Paris which is enough to fully plaster 50 new homes!
  • Recycle over 100,000 litres of glaze during the glazing process, that’s enough to glaze nearly one million pots!
  • Re-use 8 million litres of water and purify and return to the water cycle 28 million litres of water. That’s enough to fill 12 Olympic size swimming pools!
  • Recycle over 300 tonnes of packaging and wherever possible we minimize the packaging we send out by using reusable totes.

We are not stopping there! We are committed to continuously finding new ways of making a positive contribution to the environment.

WEEE Statement - Helping you to recycle your electrical equipment

Why are we involved?

Recycling facilities are now available at which you can deposit your old electrical products. This is a requirement under UK and European legislation (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – or WEEE – Directive). The aim of the legislation is to:

  • Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing in landfill.
  • Prevent the negative environmental effects of sending often hazardous electrical equipment to landfill.

As a conscientious business, Denby Pottery Company has chosen to group together with other retailers in joining the ‘Distributor Take Back Scheme’. Through this scheme, we have paid toward the provision of improved recycling facilities for our customers

Click here to view the Denby WEEE certificate

How does this work in practice?

Denby customers will be able to take any old electrical equipment to participating civic amenity sites (often known as ‘household waste recycling centres’) run by their local councils. Please remember that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling process, so please be considerate when depositing your equipment. Funding collected through the Distributor Take Back Scheme has been distributed between all Local Authorities in the UK to ensure the provision of improved recycling facilities. Producers of these products will then ensure that deposited items are taken away and recycled.

Where to dispose of electrical equipment

Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste. You can locate your closest participating collection site at www.recycle-more.co.uk (please remember to have your postcode to hand).

Other information

UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over. Much of the UK’s electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated. To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.