Posted on Jul 11 2014 - 9:18am by Sustainable News

A ready meal manufacturing plant in Manchester is celebrating the success of its recycling campaign.

Iceland Manufacturing Limited (IML) contracted B&M Waste Services to deliver a comprehensive recycling strategy covering food, metal, glass, cardboard and plastic.

In just two years, the site has gone from no recycling to more than 95 per cent of its waste being recycled.

BandM Waste services

BandM Waste services

IML is a wholly owned subsidiary of Iceland Frozen Foods.

B&M Waste Services is one of the leading independent waste management companies in the North West of England, employing 170 people at its sites in Trafford Park, Manchester, Wirral and Norwich.

Other high profile clients in the region include the Lowry Outlet, Parrs Wood High School and global research and development

organisation, the Waters Corporation.

Matthew Stott, IML’s Environmental & Hygiene Manager, said: “We are committed to investing in our environmental strategy and the recycling campaign is an exciting and successful example of this approach.

“We have formed a strong partnership with B&M Waste Services and the results in the last two years have been impressive.”

Wendy Mitchell, B&M’s Senior Accounts Manager, said: “IML came to us wanting to put in place industry-leading recycling practices and to go from no recycling to more than 95 per cent in two years is testament to the organisation’s commitment to reducing its impact on the environment.

“Prior to the introduction of the recycling strategy, only food waste had been segregated, but they now segregate and recycle metal, glass, cardboard, plastic and other items.”

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