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DHL in drive to boost waste solutions service

DHL Supply Chain has launched an environmental services offering, called DHL Envirosolutions, as a one-stop shop providing waste, recycling, compliance and energy efficiency solutions.

It is pitching as a service that can help businesses minimise their carbon outputs, and use their current waste streams for financial benefit.

DHL already claims to operate the fourth largest compliance scheme in the country, but its name is still most associated with parcel delivery - something it wants the DHL Envirosolutions branding to change. The company is now on a drive to raise its environmental services profile, which has included sponsoring The Guardian’s sustainable business blog, as well as work with more waste and recycling organisations.

DHL Envirosolutions business director Jos Daalhuizen told MRW the company was “expanding and growing very rapidly, particularly in the waste and recycling sector”. He said DHL had the edge in its ability to cater to both large and small customers, through integrating its waste and recycling services and backhauling through its delivery system.

“We can take waste back to collections points [from a variety of outlets] and then process and commercialise it. This is where DHL can score, by using its supply chain network,” Daalhuizen said.

While DHL already does some work with food waste, Daalhuizen confirmed this was “one of the next big areas” that it had its eye on. He added that the landfill bans proposed in last week’s waste review were a welcome opportunity.

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