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Hospital clear on waste

Ipswich Hospital have taken advantage of Sackers' total waste management service and are about to bring in a new initiative that will divert over 80% of their non-food waste away from landfill - with very little effort.

By using clear bags in their non-food waste bins instead of the usual black bags, Sackers are able to sort mixed co-mingled waste through their waste sorting facility. According to Nigel Slinn, Sackers Commercial Director "Once the hospital begins this initiative, simply replacing black sacks with clear waste bags, we'll be able to work with them to collect non-food waste and recycle the contents."

At Sackers' Great Blakenham recycling plant bags will be split using an industrial waste shredder with over 80% then identified for recycling - a huge boost for Ipswich Hospital's green credentials.
Nigel adds "By taking advantage of our total waste management service, the hospital have benefited from a detailed audit and a plan of action for their non-food waste. Not only will the plan be simple to implement but it'll also save the hospital money - with landfill tax continuing to increase, it makes sense all round."

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Sackers are friendly, approachable and above all professional in how they manage our various waste streams and continue to introduce innovative ideas that both reduce costs and increase our ability to recycle.

John Richardson - Waste & Environment Manager, NHS Ipswich Hospital