TJ Waste has secured the waste management contract for the 2023 Formula Kite European Championships, which is taking place off Eastney beach in Portsmouth from 19-24 September.

The event will give Europe’s best kiteboarders the chance to compete to win the title of European Champion as well as qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics, where kiteboarding will make its debut as an olympic sport. 

Portsmouth was chosen to showcase this kite foil racing competition after the Royal Yachting Association won the right to host it. Kite foiling sees riders ‘fly’ above the water on hydrofoils attached to boards, powered by huge kites which can propel them to speeds in excess of 35 knots.

The event is free to spectators. Portsmouth City Council’s waste management partner, Colas, is responsible for ensuring the event site is kept clean and tidy, and they in turn have employed us to supply a number of eurobins to ensure that all waste generated is contained. 

These bins will be dotted around the area for spectators and participants’ use. We’ll deliver the bins the day before the event commences to ensure they’re in place ready for kick-off, and collect them the day after the event ends.

All the waste will be taken back to our Tipner Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for sorting to ensure that all unsegregated recyclables are extracted and recycled. We have four MRFs dotted along the south coast at Southampton, Portsmouth and Yapton.

We’re dedicated to diverting waste from landfill and endeavour to recycle up to 100% of the waste we handle. We have established recycling routes for a wide range of materials and any materials that cannot be reused or recycled are directed down the Energy from Waste (EfW) path wherever possible. 

We process all materials in line with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) protocol. WRAP’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy by re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products, re-thinking how we use and consume products, and re-defining what is possible through reuse and recycling.

TJ Waste’s General Manager Luke Haskell said: “We’re pleased to be assisting in such an exciting event, the results of which will have an impact on the 2024 Olympics! This event will allow people to come along and get involved in something a little different. We’ve been tasked with helping to keep the area clean to give everyone attending a more positive experience, and we’re looking forward to fulfilling that task with the high level of service that we’re known for.”

Find out more about TJ’s Event Waste Management services and discover the other events we’ve provided these services for…

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Luke Haskell
11 September 2023