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Makro signs on the dotted line with Severnside

Cash and carry operator Makro has signed a new contract with Severnside Recycling to take over all its recycling and waste management to increase recycling recovery rates at its 33-store network.

Makro will be looking to recycle around 6,000 tonnes of cardboard per annum as well as other materials such as plastics, which, if sent to landfill would cost in the region of £60 to £70 per tonne.

Severnside took over a contract from waste management company, Easy Waste, in April with a view to increasing the amount Makro recycles and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Currently, Makro has the recycling collected at store level through Severnsides network of depots. The materials are collected on a local basis from local Makro stores and then taken to a local Severnside depot, baled, and sent to paper mills for re-processing.

Severnside marketing planner Tim Price said: Within the goals of this new recycling and waste management contract we will be working alongside Makro to take even more packaging out of the waste stream, while initiating projects to identify new streams for recycling.

Makro managing director Hannes Floto added: Were committed to our recycling and look forward to working with Severnside to bolster our strategy moving forwards.
Severnside is looking to work with other wholesalers and retailers to help improve their recycling rates. The company already provides similar services to other retailers, such as Tesco, Somerfield and Next.

Image: Makro's Glasgow store

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