Readings biggest shopping centre ‘The Oracle’ has been nominated for this years Pride of Reading Business Environment Award The shopping centre has unleashed its latest weapon in the war against waste by installing an onsite waste recycling sorting facility.
The materials recovery facility(MCF) takes recyclable materials from public waste bins and retailers general waste from within the shopping complex. Retailers and staff in The Oracle have all pulled together to promote this innovative idea that will have a positive impact on the environment. This could also lead to a nomination for the Barton Willmore sponsored Business Environment Award.
The purpose of the MCF is to maximise the Oracle’s recycling rates and reducing the risk of waste being contaminated with non recyclable products. The facility has created jobs for people sorting through the waste and since January, 75% of 517 bins of general waste have been recycled which is the equivalent of 378 bins.
A further 11 tonnes of paper were recycled, along with 6 tonnes of polythene, 2 tonnes of plastic bottles and 4 and a half tonnes of clothes hangers. Although coffee cups are not currently classed as recyclable 0.5 tonnes have been saved and held back with a view to them being included as recycling in the near future.
The Oracle are currently recycling 75% of their waste and their nomination for the Pride of Reading award is testament to the tremendous efforts displayed by all staff at The Oracle.
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