Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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Businesses offered free recycling waste collections
Each year the businesses let tonnes of glass go to waste instead of recycling - but an innovative new service is set to change the landscape of recycling. Recycling provider, FreeCollections.co.uk, is introducing a free glass waste collection service for businesses in the UK, removing both the administrative and financial burdens, which are a barrier for businesses that are reluctant or unable to recycle.
Do you have a business which is struggling to meet its targets for sustainability - or would simply just like to become more environmentally friendly? This service is a simple way to improve your green credentials and can also cut down on costs.
Spaces on the innovative scheme are limited, and FreeCollections.co.uk anticipates high demand.
Mark Hall, communications director of FreeCollections.co.uk, says:
"We've made is very simple for businesses to sign up - to find out if you're eligible, it's as simple as filling in a form and a representative will be in touch. For those just wanting a free glass collection rather than a full collection service, it's first-come, first-served - but businesses will be offered a discounted rate until the free service is available."
The scheme aims to reduce the amount of glass waste, which makes it to landfill, as the country faces ever-increasing waste removal demands - but it also aims to encourage the local communities in the UK to think more carefully about their environment.
"We find that increasing the rate of recycling in an area goes hand-in-hand with fostering a better, more mindful approach to how residents and businesses look at their town centres and communities - which can have a hugely positive knock-on effect," adds Mark.
Recycling rates in the UK are currently at around 43% for businesses and private residences - but FreeCollections.co.uk is determined to help raise the bar for recycling, starting with the forward-thinking businesses that join its collections scheme.
"As a nation we are, unfortunately, still way behind when it comes to recycling, and reducing unrecycled business waste is a crucial aspect of tackling the problem. Many businesses are still putting glass into their general waste bin, for a variety of reasons. Some don't think they have the time to take their glass to a suitable recycling centre, or many are put off by the cost of having their waste glass collected.
"We're removing those barriers to offer businesses in the UK the opportunity to have free recycling collections - a huge boon for businesses with lots of recycling, and a simple way to help a business 'go green'. We hope that this will push recycling rates in the area up dramatically and make England a shining example of recycling excellence.
"Not only will this have a cumulative positive impact on the environment - it will also save eligible companies thousands of pounds a year."
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