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Worms help Wolseley hit zero waste target

Builders and plumbers merchant group Wolseley UK has increased overall recycling levels to around 90% as part of its ‘war on waste’ campaign.

Worms help Wolseley hit zero waste target

Initiatives to help the Head Office and Sustainable Building Center in Leamington Spa achieve a zero waste to direct landfill target include installing nine worm farms so worms can consume the site’s waste food, transforming it into fertiliser for the green spaces around the building.

Other schemes include centralised colour-coded bins for easier segregation of waste, and the amalgamation of the waste collection services for the head office and SBC onto one site.

Just as importantly, the initiatives are believed to have saved the Leamington site around £30,000 a year.

The recycling initiatives have also been taken up by the branches, of which the star is the Rugby Build Center which has transformed itself from the brand’s top spender on waste to now recycling 95% of all waste on the site and has also become the first Wolseley UK branch to achieve the zero to direct landfill target.

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