Travis Perkins Group has announced fantastic results from its Environmental Improvement Scheme with £5 million saved in waste disposal costs. These impressive results follow the launch of its waste management solutions which allow Travis Perkins customers to also benefit from hassle-free and compliant material disposal.
The savings achieved by the Travis Perkins Group have been made by simple segregation of cardboard, plastic, timber, and other materials held at branches. As the Travis Perkins Group continues to achieve astounding results by recycling its own materials, it seemed the ideal time for its Travis Perkins brand to offer an extensive range of waste services to customers, as well as innovative solutions such as an exclusive partnership with HIPPOBAG which includes UK-wide bagged waste collection.
John Leader, Head of Waste Management Solutions at Travis Perkins, said: "Travis Perkins and the wider Group have an aspirational goal of zero waste to landfill, which we hope to achieve predominately through the segregation of materials. This not only helps the environment, but saves the Travis Perkins Group around £5 million per year with branches now recycling up to 85% of waste; we now feel a similar approach can benefit our customers.
"We have learnt a lot from our own process of improving waste management; it has helped us to understand the importance of a compliant supplier, the necessity to offer an extensive choice of solutions, and the value of being able to offer products such as the HIPPOBAG which makes it simple for customers to remove waste safely and compliantly."
The Environment Improvement Scheme from the Travis Perkins Group has seen all cardboard, from old packaging to advertising displays, collected from branches and sent for reprocessing. Confidential papers are even pulped and turned into pin boards which are then sold at Travis Perkins, whilst saving the company £50,000 in shredding costs per annum. Even plastic pallet wrapping, banding, and bulk bags are recycled and reprocessed where possible.