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Greenstar UK wins BT recycling contract

Greenstar UK has won a four-year contract to provide BTs recycling service.

Awarded by Monteray, which manages and collects general waste from around 2,000 BT sites, Greenstar will help the telecommunications company to significantly increase its recycling rates.

In 2009, BT recycled half its total waste and reduced the amount of waste sent to landfill by 17% against 2008s figure.

Greenstar chief executive Ian Wakelin said: More and more blue chip companies, and their facilities service providers such as Monteray, are turning to Greenstar because we deliver clear environmental and business benefits. We have hundreds of professional people eager to help BT build on its excellent reputation.

Greenstar told MRW it could not disclose the value of the contract.

The agreement, which began on 1 April, will be fully mobilised within three months. Planned waste audits will take place to help identify further opportunities for increasing recycling rates. Already, Greenstar will recommend BT introduces a commingled system.

BT head of policy compliance and operations Keith Davey said: BT has made a transparent commitment to improving our environmental performance as part of our corporate responsibility programme. Reducing our waste and increasing recycling are key performance indicators for us and weve made solid progress to date.

BTs challenge now is to make further improvements, and thats where the expertise of Monteray and Greenstar will be vital.


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