Jude’s Ice Cream


Company background

Jude’s Ice Cream is a local, family business. After briefly working jobs in the big city, brothers Alex and Chow joined their parents who were running a small ice cream company. Their dad had started the company a few years earlier in his barn at home and lovingly named it after their mum, Jude.

When the boys joined, they quickly realised that their products were so good they could be pitched to the high-end restaurateur market. They were soon working with top chefs around the country, developing unique flavours for their menus. Along with commercial production of their range of flavours, the business is doing extremely well and they’ve now bagged over 40 Great Taste Awards.

The requirement

Jude’s required waste management in the form of weekly loose recycling collections from their dairy in Twyford, Winchester, where they produce the ice cream. They got in touch with TJ and took them on to deliver their waste management service. TJ now collect around 100kg of mixed recyclables from the dairy each week.

TJ had recently established a new recycling process for certain types of plastics and quickly realised that Jude’s unwanted plastic ice cream tubs and offcuts would be ideal for it. Jude’s confirmed that they were happy for their plastics to be recycled and instructed TJ to organise this for them as well.

The solution

TJ started recycling the plastic tubs as instructed. When the tubs are recycled, they are made into a new product – pellets – which will then be moulded into new plastic products.

The latest equipment for recycling plastic materials is used in this recycling process to ensure that the highest quality products are maintained.

TJ can also offer expert advice on how to recycle your own products to give you the best possible solution for your waste material. TJ is a certified recycler and licensed carrier registered with Environment Agency.

The outcome

Now that the new process is in place, all unwanted plastic tubs are now able to be recycled meaning they are being diverted from incineration or landfill, which is a huge plus for the environment.

Luke Haskell, TJ’s Marketing Manager said:

“It’s great that we’ve been able to divert all this plastic waste from landfill to recycling. The fact that it is processed into a product that is able to be reused as something else is fantastic and can only have a positive impact on the carbon footprint.”

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