The Bristol branch of builders merchant Keyline has won an award from its parent company Travis Perkins.
The branch won the Travis Perkins Specialist Division award for its INNOV8 initiative.
INN0V8 is the opportunity for branches to put forward ideas that are already working in the business to improve performance, which may be of interest to other branches to implement.
In response to environmental concerns, and the escalating cost of waste management, Keyline Bristol imposed a ban on all waste skips on site.
All waste that could be recycled was separated – plastic, cardboard, timber, and concrete and sent for recycling.. Instead of skips, four 1100 litre waste bins are used around the four acre site for anything that cannot be recycled such as yard sweepings, which get emptied once a fortnight.
The results of the imitative showed a 75% drop in waste costs during its first full year of implementation, and a huge decrease in waste going to landfill. As a result the initiative is now widely used throughout the Travis Perkins group, in addition to the existing waste management systems.