IKEA ze­roes in on re­cy­cling

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - ET Business Daily -

RE­CY­CLING com­pany Viri­dor is work­ing with IKEA to pro­vide a unique in­sight into the world of re­cy­cling among its em­ploy­ees, as the fur­ni­ture maker aims to im­prove its en­vi­ron­men­tal per­for­mance.

The Re­cy­cle for IKEA train­ing and aware­ness pro­gramme was launched re­cently at IKEA’s dis­tri­bu­tion cen­tre in Peter­bor­ough.

A road­show or­gan­ised by Viri­dor high­lighted how im­por­tant re­cy­cling is in IKEA’s “zero waste to land­fill” plan and the vi­tal role each in­di­vid­ual plays to help the com­pany achieve its goals.

so­cial and en­vi­ron­ment de­vel­oper for IKEA Rob Buck wel­comed the aware­ness pro­gramme.

He said: “We have very am­bi­tious re­cy­cling and re­cov­ery tar­gets, which can only be achieved if ev­ery­one in the com­pany utilises ef­fec­tively the fa­cil­i­ties we have put in place with sup­port from our ap­pointed con­trac­tor, Viri­dor”.

The Viri­dor team will also take the Re­cy­cle for IKEA road­show to the com­pany’s north­ern dis­tri­bu­tion cen­tre in Don­caster later this sum­mer.

Both com­pa­nies aim to im­prove un­der­stand­ing of re­cy­cling and en­cour­age more par­tic­i­pa­tion in the scheme among IKEA’s 700 em­ploy­ees at the dis­tri­bu­tion cen­tres.

Con­tract man­ager for Viri­dor, Teresa Cole, said: “We’re thrilled to be part of IKEA’s re­cy­cling suc­cess story.

“At Viri­dor, we’re com­mit­ted to work in part­ner­ship with our cus­tomers to help them achieve their tar­gets through in­te­grated so­lu­tions.

“The re­sponse from IKEA’s em­ploy­ees has been fan­tas­tic so far, and we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing en­gag­ing with them to drive land­fill di­ver­sion even higher”.

The Re­cy­cle for IKEA road­shows fol­low on from a suc­cess­ful site visit to the Ma­te­ri­als Re­cy­cling Fa­cil­ity (MRF) in Peter­bor­ough late in April by 22 man­agers and team lead­ers from IKEA to find out how Viri­dor is help­ing IKEA achieve its “zero waste to land­fill” am­bi­tions.

Form­ing part of IKEA’s Peo­ple’s Day ini­tia­tive, the man­agers and team lead­ers learned how the MRF sorted thou­sands of tonnes of re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als from lo­cal busi­nesses and house­holds to pro­duce high-qual­ity raw ma­te­ri­als for the man­u­fac­tur­ing of new prod­ucts and pack­ag­ing.

green part­ner­ship: Tony Pow­ers and Teresa Cole, con­tract man­agers for Viri­dor, and Rob Buck, IKEA’s so­cial and en­vi­ron­ment de­vel­oper.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.