Cory Environmental manages more than 3.5m tons of waste and recycling each year. Founded in the 1890s, this London headquartered company last year opened an anaerobic digestion plant in Weston-super-Mare, which will convert 12,000 tons of food waste into enough energy to power 1,000 homes. A larger plant became fully operational in 2013, processing 670,000 tons of London’s waste into energy each year. Under chief executive Peter Gerstrom, 58, profits increased to £45.5m in 2012.
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