Supply chain specialist TM Logistics (TML)has added its weight to a
national campaign which aims to boost drinks can recycling habits.
Together with its customers in the can making sector, Midlands-based TML
has joined Every Can Counts, a partnership between drink can
manufacturers, the recycling industry and leading waste management
The campaign aims to encourage people to recycle more by providing the
facilities to recycle cans when they are at work or out and about.
It is a message TML will champion nationwide, having adopted Every Can
Counts branding on five of the vehicles it uses to deliver cans for
Rexam Beverage Can Europe Ltd.
"In partnership with Rexam, we wanted to visibly demonstrate our support
for this campaign and raise awareness of the importance of recycling,"
said TML’s chief executive, Stephen Taylor, who is also an active member
of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association – another champion of
Every Can Counts.
"Our trucks travel the length and breadth of the UK and they’re seen by
thousands of people every day. By converting them into mobile
billboards, we’re helping spread the Every Can Counts message in a cost
effective way and if our efforts convince even one person to recycle
more, we’ve achieved our goal."
It’s a view shared by John Revess, VP Environmental Affairs at Rexam
Beverage Can Europe. He said: "We’re committed to reducing our overall
environmental impact and we’ve been a driving force behind Every Can
Counts since its inception.
"Recycling a can uses up to 20 times less energy than it does to make a
new one, so recycling really does make a difference."
Like Rexam, TML is also continually looking at ways to become greener.
As well as introducing alternative fuels to the Rexam contract, the
company uses high cube, walk-through drawbars so it can transport
maximum quantities and reduce the total number of journeys required.
TML also employs a range of sophisticated in-cab technologies and
vehicle tracking systems to further increase efficiencies.
"We’re proud to be supporting this campaign and we hope others will
follow our lead," added Mr Taylor. "By working in partnership with our
customers, we can help make a difference and create a better, more
sustainable future for everyone."
TM Logistics employs over 350 people in 17 on-site operations and
warehouses across the UK. The firm ranks many top name companies such
as Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd, Crown Food UK, Kingspan Insulation, Saint
Gobain Isover and Plastic Omnium amongst its customer portfolio.