Zero waste policy saves thousands

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International Produce (IPL) has shifted to a zero waste to landfill operation, having sent 942t to landfill in the previous year.

The fresh produce importer has invested in several initiatives to bring this about, including the introduction of new baling machinery and waste-streaming at its Normanton packhouse.

The Normanton facility now recycles all of its waste. As a result, it saved £31,000 in landfill tax and made a total saving of £84,000 on waste handling. IPL said its partnership with waste solutions provider Nutrafeed had helped enormously in this work.

IPL was formed six years ago and has grown to become one of the UK's largest importers of fresh produce. Over the past year it has moved into non-fresh areas such as canned and dried goods and plans further expansion.

"With this continued growth, IPL has become acutely aware of how it deals with its waste by-products and the potential impact it has on the environment," said the company.

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