FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTOR 3663 has launched a new scheme to help its customers achieve zero waste to landfill.
The “3663 Zero” scheme, run in partnership with waste management company SITA UK, will allow customers to have all their waste and recyclables collected. They will also be provided with an audit to help them measure and manage their waste reduction plans.
The scheme will be run as a not-for-profit sustainability initiative.
Bernadette Chamley, 3663’s manager for the scheme, said the idea is to work towards zero waste and giving customers a depth of valuable management information by looking at materials delivered into and collected from each of 3663’s sites. Larger customers will be offered “closed loop” reports showing what has gone in and what comes out.
“Our customers have been asking us for some time to collect packaging and other waste streams. Up until now, we have only been able to collect and recycle waste cooking oil via our partnership with Convert2Green. As part of our continued commitment to sustainability initiatives, we are now able to offer our customers a fully comprehensive waste and recycling service,” explained Chamley.
Responsibility for waste within the foodservice supply chain was raised an issue at an Early Adopters Group roundtable run by Footprint in 2011. The sector now has a new voluntary agreement in place that will help companies cut the 3.4 million tonnes of waste created each year.