London Stansted Airport has published its five year waste strategy including ambitious targets to send zero waste to landfill and to recycle 60 percent by 2015.
Commenting on the Stansted's achievements so far, Dr Andy Jefferson, head of health, safety and environment said: "So far we've collected over 4,900 tonnes of waste this year and recycled or composted an impressive 52 percent. But with over 10,000 people working here we can also play our part to support domestic recycling. In 2009 for example, we hosted recycling banks in our staff car park for Uttlesford District Council, with over two tonnes of textiles and five tonnes of glass collected.
"Recycling targets are also being incorporated into third party contracts and in a bid to maintain momentum and focus we request monthly updates on performance. This approach has proven very successful with our cleaning contractors for example remaining ahead of target so far this year."
The new waste management strategy includes:
To view the London Stansted Airport Waste Management Strategy visit: www.stanstedairport.com/corporateresponsibility