Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Sainsbury's to boost regional recycling rate throughout UK
Sainsbury's to boost regional recycling rate throughout UK
12
Sep '12
Sainsbury's is seeking to work with local authorities throughout the UK to reinvigorate its customer recycling facilities.  The transformed facilities will offer a more consistent and comprehensive service, making it easier for customers to recycle their household materials, and will complement existing kerbside collections.  They are also intended to complement existing local authority kerbside collections.   

Sainsbury's has partnered with Palm Recycling, a leading provider of bring bank services, as well as Oxfam and Valpak, to introduce the new recycling system that aims to enhance recycling rates, reduce local authority costs and offer a more aesthetically pleasing and customer-friendly facility.  It also allows councils to fulfil their waste reporting obligations.
 
From this month Sainsbury's and Palm Recycling will begin working with councils to take over the management of the customer recycling facilities, which has the potential to be extended to up to 350 recycling sites throughout the UK.  Palm Recycling will manage the new-look, front of store recycling service which comprises standardised recycling containers for mixed paper and card, mixed glass, mixed plastics, mixed cans, textiles and small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).  The containers will also carry the familiar Recycle Now logo and colour coding to help customers select the correct container.
 
Paul Crewe, Sainsbury's Head of Engineering, Sustainability, Energy & Environment, said:  "At Sainsbury's we are committed to reducing the impact of our operations on the environment as well as helping our customers to reduce their household waste and recycle more often.  As a nation we're getting better at recycling but there is much more we need to do to minimise the impact on landfill so we're looking to customers to make the most of these facilities and recycle more often in their communities.
 
"By making this service as convenient as possible for customers we're hoping that it'll become part of their weekly shop, and the feedback we've received from the trial indicates that customers are in favour of a more comprehensive service.  This is particularly the case if their current kerbside service doesn't collect materials which these new facilities accommodate such as clothing, mixed plastics, and small electrical items."
 
"This initiative will improve the recycling experience for many of Sainsbury's customers, enabling them to recycle a wider range of materials at many of its stores," said WRAP Director, Marcus Gover.  "We are encouraged by the approach Sainsbury's is taking in seeking to work in co-operation with local authorities in making these changes.  It is good that all the facilities will adop


Must ReadView All

US announces final CVD on fine denier PSF from China, India

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2018

US announces final CVD on fine denier PSF from China, India

The US secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross recently announced the...

EU consumers to gain from cheaper, safer, better e-payments

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jan 2018

EU consumers to gain from cheaper, safer, better e-payments

European consumers can now reap the full benefits of paying online...

Courtesy: Epson

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2018

Epson's new SC F2100 enhances DTG printing

Epson, a leader in inkjet printers and digital textile printing...

Interviews View All

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search