SPIRIT PUB COMPANY has signed a multi-million pound deal with Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) to manage all residual general waste and glass from Spirit managed pubs.
This new deal comes as part of the company’s continued commitment to developing its recycling and waste management policies.
The majority of recyclable material produced in pubs is backhauled by Kuehne + Nagel (K+N), Spirit’s food logistics provider, to central hubs where it is bulked up and dealt with by SWR.
Spirit has also installed SWR’s Smash & Grab glass crushing machines into the majority of its London pubs. Having the volume of glass bottles reduced has facilitated the backhaul of glass from these pubs by K+N providing significant savings and freeing up valuable floor space back of house.
Vance Fairman-Smith, Spirit’s head of supply chain, said: “Having already achieved a great deal in the area of waste and recycling we needed a partner that was genuinely innovative and flexible in approach in order that we can continue to develop and improve our sustainable practices.
“We have found SWR unique in its willingness and ability to help Spirit drive this agenda and work right across our supply chain, and now we are live, SWR’s service delivery has really impressed us. The roll out has been very efficient and highly professional.”