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MITIE wins £38m waste contract with pub operator
MITIE has been awarded a three-year £38m waste management and cleaning contract with Mitchells & Butlers, a restaurant and pub operator. Its brands include Harvester, All Bar One and O’Neills’s. MITIE will provide recycling and waste removal for 1,600 restaurants and pubs owned by Mitchells & Butlers in the UK.
Biffa wins MOD contract
Biffa will managing the waste from ten Ministry of Defence sites in the south of England after being awarded a three-year contract for an undisclosed sum. The firm will deliver a zero waste to landfill strategy, with increased recycling of mixed recyclables, food waste, clinical, glass, metal wood and general waste. Material that cannot be recycled will be converted to refuse-derived fuel (RDF).
Recycling update from Sainsbury’s
Sainsbury’s has achieved a 3.5% reduction in the weight of it own-brand packaging and refurbished its 100th recycling centre in Camberley in the second quarter of this year, its corporate social responsbility reporting said. The supermarket said it is the “largest provider of donations to Oxfam outside of the charity’s own stores.”
Will.i.am upcycling venture
International music superstar Will.i.am has urged more recycling in an interview with Guardian Sustainable Business. He has worked with big brands such as Coca-cola, Nike and Levi’s Jeans on his upcycling project Ekocycle, and said “with the technology we have today it’s only waste because we waste the opportunity to turn it into something else.”