United Kingdom – UK-based waste management and recycling specialist Biffa has secured a deal with Tarmac, the country’s leading road surfacing company.
Tarmac entered into the two-year collaboration with the aim of improving its environmental performance nationally. Since the contract went live last September, Biffa has introduced a dry mixed recycling (DMR) service at 240 Tarmac locations, enabling cardboard, paper, newspapers, plastic film, bottles, steel and aluminium cans to be collected in single multi-purpose bins. The dry recyclables are subsequently sorted through Biffa’s network of materials recycling facilities.
Currently, Tarmac is currently achieving a recycling rate of 30%, which the recycler expects to rise to 50% during the second year of the contract. Describing the DMR service as ‘simple and effective’, Michael Topham, Biffa’s Recycling Director, said the collaboration would also significantly reduce Tarmac’s recycling costs as fewer containers were now being handled.
Dr Martyn Kenny, Tarmac’s Head of Sustainability, expressed confidence in reaching the green objective, stating: ‘I am looking forward to a successful partnership that delivers real results for our business in the immediate future and takes Tarmac one step closer to realising our zero waste to landfill aspiration.’
For more information, visit: www.biffa.co.uk