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Biffa helps Tarmac reach 50% recycling

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.’€™

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