Thomas Ridley recently achieved its goal of diverting 99% of waste from landfill as part of its ongoing commitment to positive sustianabile action for its own operations and supporting customers to do the same.
With a continued focus on waste and recycling, the Suffolk based wholesaler’s work included fitting the warehouse with 400 solar panels to reduce the amount of power required, saving 21 tonnes of CO2 emissions so far. In 2021, it manged to recycle more than 150 tonnes of cardboard, and 24 tonnes of plastic, including their own, and their customer’s waste.
Furthermore, thanks to a partnership with Arrow Oils, 300,000 litres of cooking oil were repurposed into biodiesel, with over 400 customers participating in this particular scheme.
Paul Knight, commercial director at Thomas Ridley Foodservice, said: “As a company, we have set ourselves a plan of action to reduce our impact on the environment. As part of this overall plan, we aim to help our customers in their environmental action as well, and we take back used cooking oil as well as packaging and dispose/ recycle these items. It’s important to us that we offer additional services to our customers and as well as assisting with oil and recycling, we also offer features such as Allergen Check, a tool that identifies allergens in items ordered and helps customers to navigate food information regulations. In addition, we believe we have the easiest online ordering you will find; it sounds simple but it really is important that our customers can order with speed and ease.”