Staff spotlight: Chris Evans
Every person in the Indigo Environmental team is important to us, which is why we’ve decided to introduce you to a different colleague each month, so you can learn more about them and their role.
Here, we’re finding out more about… Chris Evans.
Name: Chris Evans
Job title: Site manager
Summarise your role in one paragraph:
I manage the day-to-day running of the site – covering staffing levels, production rates, incoming and outgoing wagon, plus the cost effectiveness of current projects. But most importantly, I’m responsible for making sure my colleagues work in a safe and clean environment at all times.
What is your favourite part of the job?
I enjoy pushing production targets and learning new processes for handling plastic material.
Pick three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Fair, hardworking and driven.
Which word do you think best describes the ethos at Indigo?
What’s been the most satisfying moment of your Indigo career so far?
For me, it’s been watching the business grow. Having been at Indigo from day one – three years ago – it’s been so humbling to witness its journey first-hand.
What are your hopes for Indigo in the coming year?
To continue growing the company, despite the tough and uncertain economic climate.
What or who sparked your passion for working within the waste and recycling sector?
What piqued my curiosity for waste and recycling was learning about the various types of material that exist, and the processes we follow to recycle them appropriately and ethically.
What do you think is one of the biggest environmental challenges currently facing the UK?
To me, the biggest problem is the use of single use plastics. As a nation, we need to make a conscious change in favour of more sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives.
Complete the sentence: “The recycling of plastic materials is…”
Absolutely essential in today’s world – especially if we’re going to achieve our goal of operating in a truly circular economy.