Sustainability @ Thomas Ridley
Reducing waste throughout the supply chain is one of the biggest ways that we can have a positive impact and we have two recycling initiatives designed to help our customers reach their sustainability goals. By working collectively, we’ve already turned 300,000 litres of waste cooking oil into biodiesel and diverted 150 tonnes of cardboard and 24 tonnes of plastic from landfill.
Waste Oil Collection
Cutting down the food waste
We achieve this by offering all short-dated products to our staff in the first instance, often at sizeable discounts, then any unsold products are donated to Still Good Food, our local food bank charity. Anything that the charity is unable to use is then responsibly sent to an anaerobic digester to create biogas.
But, the impacts of climate change and the need to make more sustainable choices, wherever we can, is more front of mind than ever before and there is still plenty to do.