Sainsbury’s Recycling Banks

Sainsbury’s has partnered with Palm Recycling, a leading provider of bring bank services, as well as Oxfam and Valpak, to introduce the new recycling system that aims to enhance recycling rates, reduce local authority costs and offer a more aesthetically pleasing and customer-friendly facility.
Sainsbury’s and Palm Recycling are working with councils to take over the management of the customer recycling facilities, which has the potential to be extended to up to 350 recycling sites throughout the UK. Palm Recycling are managing the new-look, front of store recycling service which comprises standardised recycling containers for mixed paper and card, mixed glass, mixed plastics, mixed cans, textiles and small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

The transformed facilities will offer a more consistent and comprehensive service, making it easier for customers to recycle their household materials, and will complement existing kerbside collections.

Together with Palm Recycling, as well as Oxfam and Valpak, Sainsbury’s is working towards achieving its 20 by 20 Sustainability Plan target of putting all waste to positive use by 2020. Specifically this project will enable Sainsbury’s to make progress against its delivery goal of providing the most comprehensive recycling facilities at its supermarkets, making it easier for customers to recycle and helping to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.