UK's waste management companies, SWR, has been appointed to manage all of the waste produced by Crew Clothing
SWR identified potential for significant improvements in the recycling across Crew Clothing's distribution centre and 70 high street stores.
Rachael Clark, facilities manager at Crew Clothing, said: "Although we have made efforts at each store to segregate our waste and recycle, until now our approach to waste has been somewhat disjointed; serviced by several suppliers and administered at store level. As such we had little visibility of how much waste was being produced or how much recycling was taking place.
"Working with SWR will give us much greater and higher level control of our waste across the company and a much improved focus on our recycling. The whole process has been simplified by the introduction of a centralised supplier. We will now receive one invoice, rather than one for every store along with detailed reporting, which will enable us to continuously monitor our recycling performance."
SWR CEO, Giles Whiteley, said: "Businesses in the retail sector are perfectly placed to achieve some of the best recycling results in the UK. What often hinders progress to this goal is the dispersed geographic nature of shops. This often leads to multiple suppliers and issues in coordinating a consistent approach and limited visibility of results.
"The waste programme that SWR has initiated for Crew Clothing is designed to ensure they adopt a coordinated approach to recycling. We provide everything under one contract including the consolidated reporting on progress. Crew Clothing are committed to recycling and we expect them to achieve impressive results."