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Travis Perkins benefits from waste management hire solutions

Builders and plumbers merchant group Travis Perkins has saved £5m in waste disposal costs since it implemented a range of waste management practices across the group.

Travis Perkins benefits from waste management hire solutions

Savings have been achieved by simple segregation of cardboard, plastic, timber, and other materials held at branches.

The Environment Improvement Scheme from the Travis Perkins Group has seen all cardboard, from old packaging to advertising displays, collected from branches and sent for reprocessing. Confidential papers are even pulped and turned into pin boards which are then sold at Travis Perkins, whilst saving the company £50,000 in shredding costs per annum. Even plastic pallet wrapping, banding, and bulk bags are recycled and reprocessed where possible.

John Leader, head of waste management solutions at Travis Perkins, says: “Travis Perkins and the wider Group have an aspirational goal of zero waste to landfill, which we hope to achieve predominately through the segregation of materials. This not only helps the environment, but saves around £5m per year with branches now recycling up to 85% of waste.”

The group is now offering an extensive range of waste services to customers, including an exclusive partnership with HIPPOBAG which includes UK-wide bagged waste collections.

Leader says: “We have learnt a lot from our own process of improving waste management; it has helped us to understand the importance of a compliant supplier, the necessity to offer an extensive choice of solutions, and the value of being able to offer products such as the HIPPOBAG which makes it simple for customers to remove waste safely and compliantly.”

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Fiona Russell-Horne
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