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Helping IML achieve recycling success

Published 26th July, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Helping IML achieve recycling success

A ready meal manufacturing plant in Manchester is celebrating the success of its recycling campaign. Iceland Manufacturing Limited (IML) contracted B&M Waste Services to deliver a comprehensive recycling strategy covering food, metal, glass, cardboard and plastic. In just two years, the site has gone from no recycling to more than 95% of its waste being recycled. IML is a wholly owned subsidiary of Iceland Frozen Foods.

Matthew Stott, IML's environmental and hygiene manager, said: “We are committed to investing in our environmental strategy and the recycling campaign is an exciting and successful example of this approach. We have formed a strong partnership with B&M Waste Services and the results in the last two years have been impressive.”

Wendy Mitchell, B&M's senior accounts manager, said: “IML came to us wanting to put in place industry-leading recycling practices and to go from no recycling to more than 95% in two years is testament to the organisation's commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. Prior to the introduction of the recycling strategy, only food waste had been segregated, but they now segregate and recycle metal, glass, cardboard, plastic and other items.”

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