Lyreco UK has announced ambitions for its Telford site to become a zero landfill operation by the end of 2012, adding that it has already begun laying the foundations for the initiative by developing a partnership with the Harper Adams University College in Newport, Shropshire.
Lyreco’s 2012 sustainability strategy is a comprehensive sustainability initiative that encompasses reducing carbon emissions, slimming down packaging processes and promoting green energy through the use of electric vehicles. It also sets a target to recycle 90% of all waste generated through its activities. Having already achieved this milestone, it is now going one step further and plan to have its Telford site as a ‘zero landfill’ operation by the end of the year.
Manel Roura, Quality, Security and Sustainability Manager at Lyreco, said: “This commitment represents the expansion of Lyreco’s already comprehensive sustainability initiative. In the coming months, we aim to become a more sustainable and environmentally conscious business, and are positioning ourselves to be the supplier and employer of choice in our industry. This is the time to be visionaries, and to make a positive social and environmental impact in the community in which we work.”