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On the road to zero waste

On the road to zero waste

Find out how we managed to divert 84% of our supply chain waste from landfill in one year through our Little Red Shed recycling initiative.

Find out how we managed to divert 84% of our supply chain waste from landfill in one year through our
Little Red Shed recycling initiative - See more at: http://sustainability.virginmedia.com/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=9331&NewsAreaId=2&SubjectId=233&ClientId=4#sthash.zp7BcAPa.dpuf

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At Virgin Media, we’re working hard to create a more sustainable supply chain – and this means managing our waste in the most efficient and effective way possible to reduce our impact on the environment.

We have a world-class logistics operation with a central distribution centre in Wellingborough – our Big Red Shed – supplying equipment such as cables, set top boxes and wireless routers to our field technicians through local distribution points – our 53 Little Red Sheds. Recycling has always been an important part of this network but in June 2012 we decided to dramatically improve our waste management processes by introducing recycling receptacles on each of our 53 Little Red Sheds. Now, almost every item of waste generated in the field – from scrap cable to electrical waste, paper, polystyrene, plastics and even coffee cups can be recycled.

Working closely with our field technicians and partners Kuehne & Nagel, we have managed to turn around our waste management story - from sending 127 tonnes to landfill in January 2012 to 20 tonnes in December 2012. That’s a reduction of 84% month on month!

This is only the beginning and we know we still have a long way to go, but we’re thrilled with the progress we’ve made over the last year. We’re also really proud of all the people who have been involved in the recycling initiative and this film introduces you to the team that have helped make it all happen. Throughout 2013 we’ll be building on our achievements as we look for ways to reduce our waste to landfill even further…watch this space.

At Virgin Media, we’re working hard to create a more sustainable supply chain – and this means managing our waste in the most efficient and effective way possible to reduce our impact on the environment.

We have a world-class logistics operation with a central distribution centre in Wellingborough – our Big Red Shed – supplying equipment such as cables, set top boxes and wireless routers to our field technicians through local distribution points – our 53 Little Red Sheds. Recycling has always been an important part of this network but in June 2012 we decided to dramatically improve our waste management processes by introducing recycling receptacles on each of our 53 Little Red Sheds. Now, almost every item of waste generated in the field – from scrap cable to electrical waste, paper, polystyrene, plastics and even coffee cups can be recycled.

Working closely with our field technicians and partners Kuehne & Nagel, we have managed to turn around our waste management story - from sending 127 tonnes to landfill in January 2012 to 20 tonnes in December 2012. That’s a reduction of 84% month on month!

This is only the beginning and we know we still have a long way to go, but we’re thrilled with the progress we’ve made over the last year. We’re also really proud of all the people who have been involved in the recycling initiative and this film introduces you to the team that have helped make it all happen. Throughout 2013 we’ll be building on our achievements as we look for ways to reduce our waste to landfill even further…watch this space.

- See more at: http://sustainability.virginmedia.com/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=9331&NewsAreaId=2&SubjectId=233&ClientId=4#sthash.7WwpTrxT.dpuf