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Recycling champ retires

Published 14th December, 2009 by Neil Nixon

Recycling champ retires

Initial Air Service’s John Kay has earned a well-deserved rest after collecting over a thousand tonnes of paper for recycling at Manchester Airport, equivalent to 17,000 trees. During a 15-year career at the airport he has helped recycle the weight of two whole aircraft loads full of waste and is now looking forward to his retirement.

He said: "I was quite shocked when they told me how much I'd managed to recycle during my time at the airport. I've really enjoyed the experience and hopefully have provided people with some inspiration to continue doing the same. The airport is like a small town so you can imagine how much material needs to be recycled and even one person can make a massive difference."

Freda Smith, general manager at Initial Air Services, said: “We are committed to supporting Manchester Airport’s drive to minimise waste, so we would like to thank John for his efforts. He has become an integral part of our team and he will be sorely missed by everyone at the airport.”