Reducing our waste to landfill
We will put a full stop to waste
We have launched a zero-waste campaign, engaging our people on what we want to achieve. In turn, all of our sites have identified where their waste comes from and connected with end-markets where this valuable waste can be put to better use. We are signed up to Operation Clean Sweep and partner with local recycling facilities to ensure the recycling of all waste generated.
We sought to introduce more waste recycling collection points across all of our UK plastics business units and to find a more sustainable recycling process for the waste generated by our label backing.
We partnered with the waste management company Biffa to identify solutions. We sourced and placed segregated plastic bins in our meeting rooms, with cardboard recycling bins installed in every office and each manufacturing unit. We also worked closely with a label supplier for them to recycle all label waste. The immediate results were a reduction in average compactor collections, and a massive 50% drop in general waste costs, proving that zero waste is good for the environment and makes good business sense.