Labour Party deputy leader Angela Rayner has visited poultry bedding manufacturer Enva’s site in Droylsden, greater Manchester.
The visit of the MP for Ashton-under-Lyne comes on the heels of Enva’s recent announcement that it has now manufactured over a third of a million tonnes of its leading poultry bedding product easichick.
Rayner’s visit included a tour of easichick’s biosecure manufacturing facility, and provided an opportunity for the Enva management team to discussed a range of issues with the MP, including the vital role biosecure bedding has to play in the battle against avian flu and the importance of ensuring waste wood is included in the new UK Biomass Strategy.
Enva Wood’s managing director Tim Price said: “I’d like to thank Mrs Rayner for taking the time to visit Enva and taking such an interest in the UK wood recycling and biomass market. The role biosecure bedding has to play in controlling the spread of avian flu has not yet been fully recognised and it’s vital we help UK growers to understand its benefits.
“We are also at a critical crossroads for the UK biomass market. We must ensure the continued fiscal support for waste wood when the UK biomass strategy is published. Its omission would result in us losing the environmental value of this material when used to generate sustainable energy and miss the opportunity to support the UK in its journey to net zero by 2050.”
Rayner added: “It was great to visit the site and meet the team to hear about what they do and their plans for the future. Enva is a great local employer and I was so pleased to hear that they take on local apprentices – that’s a real boost for my constituency. I would like to thank the team for showing me around, I really enjoyed the visit!”