Wetherspoon wins recycling award

By James Wilmore

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JD Wetherspoon has been recognised for its recycling and waste management excellence. The pub operator was named 'High Street Recycling Champion' in...

JD Wetherspoon has been recognised for its recycling and waste management excellence.

The pub operator was named 'High Street Recycling Champion' in the annual Letsrecycle.com Awards for Excellence in recycling and waste management.

Wetherspoon was praised for its nationwide recycling initiative across its entire pub chain, centred on its central distribution centre in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

Government recycling minister Joan Ruddock MP praised the company for its "high degree of innovation, imagination and enthusiasm."

The award was presented to Wetherspoon purchasing and distribution manager Mark English.

Mark said: "We are delighted to have won the award and it is highlights our commitment to recycling at both pub and company level."

The scheme, a first for the UK pub sector, involves delivery lorries taking back recyclable waste from pubs, resulting in no extra road journeys.

Wetherspoon is recycling 1,600 tonnes of used cooking oil, 3,100 tonnes of cardboard, 200 tonnes of paper and 100 tonnes of plastic and aluminium annually.

It is also trialling the recycling of mixed glass which would potentially result in an additional 29,000 tonnes of mixed glass being recycled annually.

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