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26 September 2017

​Supporting WRAP's recycling week

We’re supporting Waste Resources Action Programmes (WRAP) ‘Recycling Week’ by encouraging our Environmental Champions to put forward their proudest recycling achievement from the past year.

The aim of the week is to encourage everyone to recycle more by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home or workplace.

To celebrate some of the fantastic work our Environmental champions are doing across our sites, all of next week we’ll be posting videos of them talking us through their proudest recycling achievement, and giving colleagues the overall say in who should be picked as the winner and take home a hamper of our delicious products.

We caught up with Lee Haughton, Company Environmental Management and Compliance Coordinator about some of the fantastic work we've been doing across our sites to reduce waste.  

How much do we actually recycle as a company?  Over the last 12 months we recycled a whopping 40,401 tonnes. This is four times the weight of the Eiffel Tower.

What is our biggest recycled material?  
Unsurprisingly for a food company, it’s food. We redistributed 18,400 tonnes of food waste in the last 12 months. We get paid for most of this waste, as 85% of our food waste is recycled into animal feed. But we also look for opportunities to re-sell the waste for human consumption too.

What does ‘Zero waste to Landfill’ mean and why is it important? We have been zero waste to landfill for three and a half years now, which means none of our waste is sent to landfill. It’s important because putting waste into landfill means it rots, and releases methane, which is 20 times worse than carbon dioxide at causing global warming.

For more information about Recycling Week, please visit: http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/recycle-week-2017

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