Biffa sets out to bin 50% of emissions by 2030

The waste management company’s new sustainability strategy promises to unlock an estimated £1.25bn of investment over the next 10 years in the UK’s green economy

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Biffa has set out a target to reduce its emissions by a further 50% by 2030.

The waste management company has unveiled a new ten-year strategy to drive sustainability across the sector – it says the plan will unlock an estimated £1.25 billion of investment over the next 10 years in the UK’s green economy.

It aims to expand its low carbon collection business, quadruple its plastic recycling capability and develop energy-from-waste infrastructure.

The firm has already reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 65% since 2002 and plans to enable further savings by diverting waste from landfill, phasing out fossil-fuelled collection vehicles and installing solar energy resources at its facilities.

Michael Topham, Chief Executive of Biffa, said: “I am very proud of the great progress that we and the wider industry have made in recent years to grow recycling levels and drive significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions but we recognise there is much more to do.

“‘Resourceful, Responsible’ is an ambitious but deliverable strategy which is based on proven technologies and is supported by our previously outlined investment plans. We look forward to reporting on our progress in the coming years as we deliver this plan and the exciting investment opportunities that it presents to our business.”