Biffa lays out sustainability agenda

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Biffa plans to unlock an estimated £1.25b of investment in green economy infrastructure by 2030

Biffa has published its long-term sustainability strategy, which outlines the company’s ‘green’ agenda for the next ten years.

The document, titled Resourceful, Responsible, describes Biffa’s plans to expand its low-carbon collection business, quadruple its plastic recycling capability, and develop energy from waste infrastructure to manage more of the UK’s non-recyclable waste.

The waste management company aims to unlock an estimated £1.25b of investment in green economy infrastructure by 2030.

Biffa also plans to decarbonise its services further, by increasing recycling and diversion from landfill, and improving collection route densities.

The company has already cut its carbon emissions by 65% since 2002 but hopes to achieve a further 50% reduction by 2030.

In the medium term, Biffa plans to phase out collection vehicles that run on fossil fuel and invest in electric alternatives.

It also intends to install solar farms on its estate of closed and restored landfill sites.

Michael Topham, chief executive at Biffa, said: “Resourceful, Responsible fully supports our strategic growth plans and long-term vision, defining the important role Biffa can play in delivering more sustainable solutions to help combat the UK’s waste challenge.

“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 CO2 emissions, but we recognise there is much more to do.

“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.”

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