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IKEA raises recycling awareness

Furniture retailer IKEA has partnered with waste management firm Viridor in a bid to raise recycling awareness among its employees in order to try and achieve zero waste to landfill.

The Recycle for IKEA training and awareness programme was launched on May 28 at the retailer’s distribution centre in Peterborough with a roadshow organised by Viridor to highlight how important recycling is in IKEA’s Zero Waste to Landfill plan.

The roadshow, which will also be visiting the company’s northern distribution centre in Doncaster later in the year, aimed to improve employees understanding of recycling.

IKEA social and environmental developer Rob Buck said: “We have very ambitious recycling and recovery targets which can only be achieved if everyone in the company utilise effectively the facilities we have put in place with support from our appointed contractor Viridor.”

Recycle for IKEA follows a site visit to a Materials Recovery Facilitiy (MRF) in late April by 22 managers and team leaders from IKEA.

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  • I think businesses, such as IKEA, are starting to realize that sustainable practice makes good business sense. After all, the economy in which the business operates can only go so far as the environment allows it. Companies who adopt a proactive approach towards recycling and other sustainable practices will also be the ones who prosper during the 21st century.

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