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WRAP targets hospitality industry

Companies in the hospitality trade are the latest to benefit from the Waste and Resources Action Programme’s (WRAPs) drive to spread the recycling word.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the sector are to partake in a feasibility study backed by Government to develop appropriate recycling services and good practice.

In the first of these trials, ECT Recycling, the UK’s largest community recycling organisation will be providing a glass recycling service for pubs, clubs and restaurants in Warwickshire.

In all, 150 businesses will be offered a two month free trial, with mixed glass and colour separated glass collections. A greater financial incentive will be offered to premises that separate their coloured glass waste.

Community recycling group Moray Waste Busters is also to trial a collection and recycling service for catering food waste from SMEs in Forres, north east Scotland and the surrounding area.

The scheme will target pubs, hotels and restaurants and will evaluate how best to segregate and collect catering food waste and how this can be processed using an in-vessel composting system.

In the third of the trials, hotels in the central London areas of Westminster, City of London, Kensington and Chelsea, Camden and Docklands will benefit from a service to collect paper, cardboard and glass.

Specialist office recyclers Paper Round will provide wheeled bins and regular collections in a move designed to make recycling more attractive and convenient by offering a service that collects a range of materials.

WRAP SME recycling project manager Liz Morrish said: “We are really pleased to be able to fund these trials focusing on the hospitality industry. The trials are innovative and will evaluate new approaches to recycling for pubs, hotels and restaurants.

“We look forward to developing good practice from the results of these trials and to working closely with the hospitality industry to make recycling more convenient and cost effective for them.”

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