Smarter Recycling Successfully Reduces Traffic
28 September 2015
Here at BakerStreetQ our work to improve air quality, reduce noise, traffic and associated concerns with pedestrian safety continues to be a main priority.
And we know it’s something you care about too, with 68% of responders to our recent, independent Member Survey being concerned by traffic-related issues.
So we’re delighted that a recent study by the University of Westminster shows that our area-wide waste service programme, Smarter Recycling, has resulted in a 12% reduction of waste vehicles in the Quarter since launch.
And we have a huge opportunity to reduce vehicles further – and, incidentally, reduce members’ costs even more (savings to date amount to £97,000) – by encouraging area-wide shredding within the scheme. Most people have their own supplier so in a building with, say, eight different businesses there are potentially eight different waste vehicles collecting their confidential waste. Our supplier, Paper Round offers a high quality, secure shredding service and, through our Smarter Recycling programme, we can reduce vehicle collections to just one per building. We’re committed to bringing more, positive improvements in this way and we’ll bring you more news as our work continues.