City Link sets itself 80% waste recycling target

Premium express parcel carrier City Link has set itself a target to recycle 80% of its waste within the next nine months although the goal could be reached as early as next February.

The new strategy will be rolled out to all City Link depots as from this month as part of a wider drive to achieve greater efficiencies across its network through the implementation of green initiatives.

The company has appointed waste contractor Biffa to help it meet this target. Under the agreement, Biffa will monitor and report on all main types of waste being generated on a monthly basis. This will enable City Link to focus on the types of material to recycle, assess tonnages involved and identify new areas for recycling.

Commenting on the initiative, City Link’s finance director Rob Peto said that the company hoped to cut costs in the process of improving its environmental performance and reducing its carbon footprint.

“Biffa will provide dedicated managers to support our depots, train staff and create awareness meaning that everyone within City Link will play their part,” he added.

Maxine Perella

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