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Tradeteam doubles proportion of waste recycled

Tradeteam, the UK-based drinks logistics supplier, has doubled the proportion of waste it recycled in 2010 compared to 2009 totals. This is due to a new waste management programme in place at all of its operating sites.

Marcus Holden, Tradeteam Finance Business Partner, said ""Following a series of independent waste management surveys we have been able to significantly improve Tradeteam's ability to identify recyclable materials, implement new solutions and crucially better utilise the resources it currently already employs."

Holden continued, "Waste segregation programmes and colour coded recycling stations are up and running at every site and we are recycling more glass, shrinkwrap and drink packaging than ever before. Our Stretton operation now acts as a consolidation 'centre of excellence for recycling' and is leading the way by recycling a massive 95% of all its own waste."

The drinks distributor has also developed other waste initiatives such as supplying Twycross Zoo with shredded waste paper for use as primate bedding, trialling a tiger worm composter for food and organic waste and harvesting rain water from depot roofs to fill-up floor and vehicle cleaning equipment.

Tradeteam is also looking to extend initiatives even further next year and is currently researching ways it can support its customers with recycling their own waste at pub level. Holden added, "We hope to achieve even more in 2011 and working with customers is just another way we can significantly reduce the impact we have on the environment."
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