Biffa has announced a new three-year waste management contract with Mitchells & Butlers, one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK.
The new contract, which is for three years, sees Biffa supporting Mitchells & Butlers to improve its recycling efficiencies. The contract covers their entire estate of over 1,600 pubs, bars and restaurants dealing with their food, glass, cardboard and general recycling.
The contract, which was signed in October 2019, follows a successful partnership between Biffa and Mitchells & Butlers which has seen their current recycling performance reach 59%.
The aim it to now increase its recycling rate to 80% over the next five years.
Future initiatives in the new contract will include national roadshows to promote best recycling practices within teams, educational materials to develop employees’ understanding of recycling goals and audits of individual sites to maximise recycling efforts.
Customers are demanding that businesses put their sustainability strategy at the forefront of their business model and the work we will be doing with Mitchells & Butlers will improve the recycling efficiency at these pubs
Carl Fletcher, Head of Corporate Accounts Leisure and Hospitality at Biffa, said: “This contract reinforces the need for all businesses to continually assess and reassess their waste management strategies across all sectors.
“Customers are demanding that businesses put their sustainability strategy at the forefront of their business model and the work we will be doing with Mitchells & Butlers will improve the recycling efficiency at these pubs.
“There is a strong focus on reducing, re-using and recycling the waste generated at their restaurants and pubs.”
Richard Coe, Head of Procurement at Mitchells & Butlers commented: “The new contract we have formed with Biffa continues a long-standing business partnership, giving further attention to improving our recycling performance.
“Biffa will play an important part in helping us achieve our target of increasing our recycling rate to 80% over the next five years.
“Through working in partnership with Biffa as an organisation we are ensuring our businesses are set up to manage waste effectively, ensuring that colleagues understand the role waste management has in furthering our sustainability goals.”