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Project aims

Increase recycling rate and reduce business operational cost.

Our support

We assessed potential resource and cost saving opportunities, especially waste packaging related process costs. The time staff spent preparing, loading and delivering cardboard for recycling was of concern for the business. In addition, we evaluated opportunities to reduce segregation error and the potential income from selling baled cardboard for recycling. Based on products, purchase invoices and cardboard inventory, we delivered a strong business case, which supported the client’s application for the Waste Prevention Implementation Fund (WPIF).

Impact

Our support provided a strong business case and resource efficiency measure for a WPIF application. We ensured the measure was the best fit for the company’s current processes and that it would maintain best packaging waste management practice.

Outcomes

Wiltshire Farm Foods received funding through the WPIF to install a baller which reduced operational costs, including staff time and fuel consumption, by £3,405. The baller also allows the business to sell cardboard for recycling, including free collection by the supplier, resulting in an annual income of £428 per year.

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“We are now saving so much time in labour, that was spent organising and transporting the cardboard. This time is being spent more wisely as well as the financial savings that have been made.The savings mean I can spend in other areas of the business helping it to grow more and hopefully bringing more employment to the business, thus helping the local area.” Tim Clark | Director | Wiltshire Farm Foods