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Waste Minimisation

Recycling progress

UK locations continue to implement their local environmental action plans. Our waste contractor has also maintained an integrated approach to managing our various waste streams as well as the provision of reliable information. Not only do we now have more accurate figures for our locations, but these provide evidence of various improvements on previous years. We continue to work with our waste contractor to look at further opportunities of recycling.

  2015 2016 2017 2018 % change against base year (2015)
Waste [kg] 705,769 625,274 811,284 700,646 -1%
Recycling [kg] 419,486 364,889 528,367 468,643 12%
Landfill [kg] 286,283 260,385 282,917 232,003 -19%

Water minimisation

Since 2008, analysis of water consumption at larger sites has been facilitated using a detailed spreadsheet, showing figures based on accurate consumption and occupancy figures for the location. Waterless urinal systems have been installed to those locations that are suitable. In other locations, movement detectors have been installed that trigger the flushing. A programme of works to install tank bags to all WC cisterns that are not dual flush has been successfully completed and flow restrictors have been fitted in all washroom facilities.

2015 2016 2017
49,630 36,983 39,387
M³ per FTE 10 11 7

Global Environmental Policy