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New sorting station at Norðurgarður

The new sorting station at HB Grandi’s Nordurgardur location will be formally opened next Monday. The opportunity will also be used to open the new workshop and packaging storage at Nordurgardur.

Around 200 people are expected to attend the opening, scheduled for 15.30 on Monday. The event will be opened by HB Grandi CEO Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson welcoming the guests. The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Sigrún Magnúsdóttir, will make a speech. The results of the staff competition over the past few weeks to choose a name for the sorting station will be announced. Next, Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson will award Blái herinn (The Blue Army) a grant from HB Grandi towards its continuing work, as the organisation has been prominent in cleaning the shoreline in past years. Finally the new workshop and the packaging storage will be open to visitors and refreshments from HB Grandi subsidiary Norðanfiskur will be offered.

The reason for the new sorting station on HB Grandi premises is to handle waste from the company’s activities in Reykjavík and from its vessels docking there. The aim is to reduce significantly the volume of waste that goes for landfill and to increase the proportion of recycling.

The commissioning of the new sorting station means that all waste from production, workshop, offices and cold store is collected at a single point and sorted precisely. The new sorting station is based on the sorting station already in use at HB Grandi’s Vopnafjördur factory.