During 2015 CEMEX UK set a target to gradually increase our general waste recycling rate from 27% (in 2014) up to one month at 80%. After some excellent and gradual monthly improvements during 2015, we started to hit the mid 70’s in October and November.
After a final push in December, and with some support from our principal waste collection provider, Biffa, the result of 80% for December has just arrived.
Well done to everyone. Increasing our recycling is good for the environment, good for our EP&L results, and also saves the business money as we are not paying landfill tax which currently sits at £82 per tonne.
In 2016 we are aiming to average 75% for the year – are you up for helping to achieve it? We hope so – so keep feeding those recycling bins and we will keep you posted on results!