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Ikea awards recycling contract to ISL Waste Management

A waste management company based in Northern Ireland, has won a competitive sought after recycling contract for Northern Irelands first IKEA store, that has just opened in Belfast. ISL Waste Management beat off competition from 14 other competitors to recycle 90% of IKEAs waste. Its waste is estimated at 1500 tonnes per year. ISL managing director Michael McLarnon said: Winning this contract with IKEA is a significant sign that our can-do attitude, our constant innovation and our focus on setting ever higher service level targets are keeping us, as a local company, on the front line of the recycling and waste management industry. The materials that will be recycled include cardboard, wood, polythene, hard plastics, paper, aluminium, metal, glass, ceramics and pallet strapping. IKEA environmental specialist Nigel McGarry added: IKEA has a policy of only working with responsible suppliers who take responsibility for the environment seriously. Recycling is a big part of IKEAs environmental focus and we are delighted to be working with ISL to help achieve our 90% waste recycling target for the IKEA Belfast store. Our 90% target is set to rise to 95% in 2009, underlining our serious commitment to improving the environment. A number of environmental measures have been put in place at the Belfast store. This includes a biomass system that will provide a wood pellet central heating system for the entire store, and a customer recycling service for a range of products including glass, plastic and cardboard packaging. Image:(left) Michael McLarnon, Managing Director, ISL Waste Management; and (right) Charlie Browne, Corporate Environmental Manager, IKEA UK.

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