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Last updated: 17th February 2021

Helistrat develop and implement waste management and recycling programme for UK arm of leading international financial institution.

The Challenge

The company had previously been working without any kind of waste strategy which resulted in them experiencing high levels of contaminated bins and minimal engagement from staff on site. Helistrat were tasked to implement a process for on-going, continual improvement to ensure that established processes were optimised, compliant and current.

The Solution

Following a review and detailed audit of all policy documentation and site operation, a strategic plan was developed to move them to a new system. This was supported by an engagement plan to increase awareness of the recycling and the impact and included: flyers and events in the foyer of the selected buildings. Recycling stats were made available on a floor-by-floor basis to raise the projects profile and create a healthy sense of competition.


The site achieved a recycling rate 12% over the initial benchmark following the roll out of the engagement plan. The correct segregation of food waste improved the quality of other recyclable materials, leading to an overall cost savings of 10%, as well as provide the opportunity to identify other potential cost efficiencies.

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