Mitchells & Butlers has signed a three-year waste management contract with Biffa that includes food as well as general pub and restaurant recycling.
The contract covers the chain’s entire estate of over 1,600 pubs, bars and restaurants dealing with its food, glass, cardboard and general recycling.
It follows a successful partnership between the pair which has seen their current recycling performance reach 59%.
Future initiatives in the new contract will include national roadshows to promote best recycling practices within teams, educational materials to develop employees’ understanding of recycling goals and audits of individual sites to maximise recycling efforts.
Richard Coe, head of procurement at Mitchells & Butlers, said the partnership gives further attention to improving its recycling performance.
“Biffa will play an important part in helping us achieve our target of increasing our recycling rate to 80% over the next five years. Through working in partnership with Biffa as an organisation we are ensuring our businesses are set up to manage waste effectively, ensuring that colleagues understand the role waste management has in furthering our sustainability goals.”
Carl Fletcher, head of corporate accounts leisure and hospitality at Biffa, said: “Customers are demanding that businesses put their sustainability strategy at the forefront of their business model and the work we will be doing with Mitchells & Butlers will improve the recycling efficiency at these pubs. There is a strong focus on reducing, re-using and recycling the waste generated at their restaurants and pubs.”