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Merlin commits to circular economy in partnership with Ramco

Merlin is committed to a circular economy and has renewed its partnership with UK-based sustainability specialist Ramco.

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Merlin Entertainments has renewed its partnership with sustainability specialist Ramco. The collaboration is part of the company’s commitment to a circular economy.

Founded in 1996, Ramco is dedicated to giving new life to old equipment. Less than 1 percent of equipment handled by the company goes to landfill, with the rest going back into operation.

Ramco collects and prepares equipment including vehicles, communication systems, catering equipment, plant machinery, landscaping materials and electrical goods for onward sale.

“We’re on a mission to give equipment that’s no longer needed a new lease of life, so we’re thrilled to be working with Merlin Entertainments to do just that,” said Teddy Townsend, business development manager at Ramco.

Ramco is a UK-based sustainability specialist

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“During the last year we’ve diverted thousands of unwanted items from landfill, protecting the environment, saving unnecessary storage costs and generating valuable funds for Merlin Entertainments and its nominated charity, the SEA LIFE Trust.”

“We’re delighted Merlin Entertainments has asked to renew our partnership, which we see as a strong commitment to further reducing their impact on the environment and supporting the UK’s circular economy ambitions.”

The partnership with Merlin started last year at Legoland Windsor, with Ramco finding new homes for the attraction’s redundant equipment and providing a circular economy service.

The collaboration has since grown to cover five UK sites, including Alton Towers and Thorpe Park. In addition, Ramco has helped to reduce Legoland Windsor’s storage requirements.

Legoland’s redundant equipment reused

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“At Legoland Windsor we are committed to doing everything we can to run our park and hotels in the most sustainable way possible, which we know is as important to our guests as it is to us,” said Helen Bull, divisional director for Legoland Windsor.

“Our relationship with Ramco allows items that we no longer need to be reused by others and is helping us streamline our business operations so we can be even more efficient,” she added.

“We are pleased to be renewing our partnership with Ramco and look forward to seeing their support expanded across the wider Merlin Group in the future.”

Majid Al Futtaim, which owns the Mall of Oman and Mall of the Emirates, previously revealed its commitment to sustainable business and a circular economy.

Images: Merlin Entertainments

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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